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.
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
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.
- Business & Technology 615-230-3301 or email@example.com
- Health Sciences 615-230-3330 or Suzanne.firstname.lastname@example.org, Meredith.email@example.com
- Humanities 615-230-3200 or firstname.lastname@example.org, Alyson.email@example.com, Rhonda.firstname.lastname@example.org
- Mathematics & Sciences 615-230-3261 email@example.com
- Nursing 615-230-4760 firstname.lastname@example.org
- Social Science & Education 615-3231 email@example.com
- If you need help with eLearn you can email ELearn@volstate.edu or call 615-230-3665.
- If you have problems with log-ins call the IT Help Desk 615-230-3302.
- Access Center 615-230-3472 firstname.lastname@example.org
- Office of Admissions 615-230-3688 email@example.com
- Office of Advising 615-230-3702 firstname.lastname@example.org
- Adult Learners & Veterans Affairs 615-230-3447 email@example.com
- Diversity & Inclusion 615-230-3461 firstname.lastname@example.org
- Office of Financial Aid 615-230-3456 email@example.com
- K-12 Partnerships 615-230-3307 firstname.lastname@example.org
- Records & Registration 615-230-3466 email@example.com
- Student Engagement & Support 615-230-3492 firstname.lastname@example.org
- Testing Center 615-230-3484 email@example.com
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:
Closed Friday April 10 and Saturday April 11
Online appointments can be made with any of the offices:
- TRIO 615-230-3732 firstname.lastname@example.org
- Vice President for Student Services 615-230-3441 email@example.com
- 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
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 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.
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 recitals, April 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.