Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Be A Know-It-All: How to Stay Up-To-Date With Vol State

Now that classes are about to start again, keeping up with what’s going on at Vol State should be high on your priority list. Trust me! During my first semester I missed quite a few things that I needed to know or events I would have attended. Vol State has lots of ways to keep track, though, if you know where to look.

Facebook – I know, not everyone likes Facebook. But it’s one of the best ways to keep up with important school information. From due dates to snow closings, along with tips to help you get through your courses or new scholarship announcements; it’s all posted there. Your best option is to turn notifications ON so you can keep up with the latest and not miss a post due to random algorithms.


VolState.edu – From the website’s homepage you can access almost anything if you know where to look. From the top right corner “My VolState” tab you can access your student portal that has information about your classes, finances, and grants and scholarships awarded among other things. You can also find a link to your own student email which would look something like yourname@volstate.edu. Check that often!


Also from the VolState.edu homepage you can scroll down just… a little… bit… and see the latest Vol State news, blog posts, and events calendar. All of these are important to students!


The Blogs – We have The Vol State Virtual Community and Adult Student Opportunities for returning adult learners. Both of these blogs have an option to follow by email so you won’t miss a beat.

The Vol State app – keeps track of everything right on your phone. I talked about that last week here, so go check it out!

Whichever way you choose, it’s important to stay informed. Haven’t you heard that old saying? “Knowledge is power.” Finish strong.


Gaynell Buffinet Payne is a writer, single mother, and student at Volunteer State Community College. She also blogs for Vol State's Returning Adult Learners.

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