Vol State classes underway online. Campus locations closed, but we are open online. Daily updates here.

on line classes

All Vol State classes are underway online. Faculty are available to answer your questions by email.  All campus locations (Gallatin, Livingston, Cookeville, and Springfield) are closed to foot traffic from students and community members.


All Vol State Summer classes will be online this year. You can visit MyVolState for a list. New classes will be added each week, so if there is something in particular you are looking for, please keep checking back. People who are not current students are welcome to join us for Summer classes, however they will need to fill out an application first. Visit: www.volstate.edu/apply  For a list of what classes we have available visit this link.

We have added forms to help students get certain things done online while campuses are closed, such as changing a major. Visit MyVolState and then the Pride Online tab for a complete list and links.

Spring Semester Details

It is very important that you check both your student email and eLearn email at least once a day to stay up to date on changes for each class. 

  • The last day to drop from full semester classes with a “W” is April 3
  • The last day to drop from second 7 week classes with a “W” is April 23
  • The last day of classes is May 8
  • Final exams will be May 11 - 14
  • Graduation will now be a virtual, online ceremony on May 16

Summer and Fall Semester Registration

Current students should still plan for Priority Registration for summer and fall classes by visiting DegreeWorks on MyVolState. Priority class registration for current students is still set for April 6 and 7 on My Vol State.

New Students

People considering college for the summer and fall semesters should still apply online. Application processing will continue as normal. 

You can apply now online for summer and fall classes at www.volstate.edu/apply

If you want to use TN Reconnect, tuition-free college for adults, you can get started online. Visit www.volstate.edu/reconnect

Online Class Help

Here are some tips from veteran online students to help you be successful with online classes. We will also have daily tips and info on our Facebook page.

Student Resources

Although our campus locations are temporarily closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are open in all areas online through phone, email and video chat when needed.  There is an easy access directory of emails listed below:

Vol State offices are staffed virtually during normal business hours to receive phone calls and emails.

Online Library Resources

Thigpen Library – Available by phone, online chat, email and online services only. 

There are many research tools and other online help available on the Library web page.

Tutoring and Academic Support

Learning Commons – Closed to the public.  Academic Assistance is available online visit this Academic Support Services link. This guide with has information from all areas of academic support - Library, Learning Commons (tutoring), and Distributed Education (eLearn support) for the duration of the COVID-19 pandemic.  

Those services are available online for the rest of the semester for these hours: 

Mon-Thur 7:30am-8:00pm 

Fri 8:00am-4:30pm 

Sat 8:00am-12:00pm 

Closed Friday April 10 and Saturday April 11 

Online appointments can be made with any of the offices:

  • TRIO 615-230-3732 trio@volstate.edu 
  • Vice President for Student Services 615-230-3441 vpss@volstate.edu  
  • Workforce and Community Development Office – Available by phone, email 
  • Vol State College Foundation and Resource Development – Available by phone, email 
  • The Office of Public Relations and Marketing – Available by phone, email 
  • Institutional Effectiveness, Research and Assessment – Available by email
  • Business and Finance – Available by phone, email 
  • Human Resources – Available by phone, email 
  • Information Technology – Available by phone, email 
  • Physical Plant – Available by phone, email 
  • Off-Campus Locations 

Academic Calendar

The entire Vol State college calendar has been shifted forward by one week. Graduation is now scheduled for May 16. However, the Spring 2020 Commencement Ceremony will not take place in-person due to the ongoing battle against the spread of the coronavirus. We are looking for other ways to celebrate graduates and will communicate those details once they become available so stay tuned!

See below for a list of some changed dates. Here is a link to the updated Academic Calendar for Spring 2020: https://www.volstate.edu/academic-calendar.

Academic Information Sessions

All Nursing Information sessions have been canceled. Visit www.volstate.edu/nursingaas for contact info and to apply.

All other academic info sessions are also canceled. Contact the program directly for info on what to do next. You can use the search function at the top of this page to find the web page you need.

ACT Testing

ACT testing at Vol State on April 4 - Canceled...see the email from ACT for alternatives.

Workforce Development Training

In-person Workforce Development trainings (including OSHA) are suspended until further notice.  The OSHA course scheduled for 3-17 through 3-20 will be moved to an off-site location, participants will receive instructions. Online workforce trainings will continue to proceed. Multiple in-person trainings are being moved to an online format. All registered participants will be contacted directly with further instructions.

Event Cancellations

All Vol State student daytime events have been canceled until further notice.

The following Vol State public events have been changed or canceled:

Annie Warbucks musical - Canceled

Educate A Woman - Postponed. Registrants will be contacted with a reschedule date.

Science and Math Expo, April 2 – Canceled

KEY Lifelong Learning Lectures – Canceled

All Vol State Athletic games and practices – Canceled

Ted Jones Art Gallery Talk - Canceled

Jazz guitarist Chip Henderson workshop, April 8 - Canceled 

A Night in Italy - Canceled

Sophomore recitalsApril 23 - Canceled

Vol State Spring Showcase concerts, May 1 and 2 - Canceled

Help with WiFi for Students

Xfinity has lifted their hotspot restrictions and has opened them to the public. If you have one near you, it can access free internet. Finder: https://hotspots.wifi.xfinity.com/ 

Following a request last week by the Federal Communications Commission, several internet service providers are temporarily expanding access to broadband services – either free or deeply discounted – particularly to low-income households and those with K-12 and college students. Students may have to navigate finding what’s available in their areas and what works best for them. To date, here is a summary of current offerings:

• AT&T: Offer internet access for qualifying limited income households at $10 a month through our Access from AT&T program. Additionally, all public Wi-Fi hotspots are open nationwide. To apply, visit https://accessatt.solixcs.com/

• Charter: Free broadband and wifi for 60 days for students do who not already have an account. To enroll call 1-844-488-8395.

• Comcast: Comcast is offering an Internet Essentials service to those households eligible for public-assistance programs such as the National School Lunch Program, Housing Assistance, Medicaid, SNAP, or SSI. Applicants can visit internetessentials.com to enroll in the program; they may also call (855) 846-8376 for English or 855-765-6995 for Spanish.

We know that these changes will be challenging. We appreciate everyone working together to make them happen. Our goal is to continue our academic endeavors while taking the proper health precautions.

We have set up a web page with more specific information, including college contacts if students or employees become ill.