Friday, May 14, 2021

Masks No Longer Required on Campus for Those Vaccinated

Per CDC guidelines, face masks are no longer required inside or outside on Vol State campuses for people who are vaccinated. Those persons that are not vaccinated for COVID-19 are strongly encouraged to continue wearing a mask and to continue social distancing both to protect themselves and others.

Thursday, May 13, 2021

COVID vaccinations are getting easier and reaching more people.

At the Vol State campus in Gallatin, vaccinations are on a drive-up basis next week, May 17-21, no appointment needed. Starting May 24, the clinic will move inside the Pickel Field House for walk-ups, no appointments needed. And a reminder that vaccines have been authorized for 12-15 year-olds, as well. Kids under age 14 must have consent from a parent or legal guardian. A non-parent or guardian bringing the child to Vol State must have signed note allowing for the child to receive the vaccine.

The Vol State clinic hours are 7am – 1pm on Friday, May 14 and 12:30pm to 3:30pm, Monday through Friday, starting Monday, May 17.

A reminder that the vaccine clinic at Vol State is run by the Sumner County Health Department. For updates visit this site.

If you live in another area, you can visit this website to the find the vaccine location closest to you.

Wednesday, May 5, 2021

Vol State Graduation Livestream on May 8

We're looking forward to in-person graduation ceremonies on Saturday, May 8. They will happen at 10am and 2pm. Just a reminder that guests are not allowed. Both ceremonies will be streamed live and recorded for viewing later at We also have a virtual graduation video for those students who could not attend and for others who wished to participate that way. It will be part of each ceremony stream.

Monday, April 26, 2021

Vol State Virtual Events this Week

April 27                 Student Government Association meeting, 11:15am-12:15pm, Zoom:

April 29                 Black Student Association meeting, 11:30am-12:30pm, Zoom:

April 29            Student Government Association (SGA) Forum-Rescheduled, 11:15am-12:15pm, Zoom:

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Get Ahead in College with Vol State Summer Classes

Summer online classes at Volunteer State Community College are a way for students to get ahead in their college career. University students, home for the summer, can take general education courses at Vol State to meet university requirements. Current Vol State students can take classes to speed-up their path to graduation. Summer classes will be held primarily online this summer.

Vol State Summer courses come in four different versions, designed to fit around family holidays and other summer events.
-The first option is full-term summer classes. They start on May 17 and finish on August 6.
-The second option is nine-week session classes. They start on May 17 and June 7.
-The third option is six week classes. They start on May 17 and on June 28.
-The fourth option is an intensive three-week session class. There will be four of those sessions during the summer. The first starts May 17. Check the schedule for the other dates.
The college also offers online courses through TN eCampus. They start on May 24.
For the full summer schedule visit
New and readmit students will need to apply to the college. That can be done online at Students can also visit the Admissions Office in-person at the campus of their choice. A mask and screening form are required. Visit for details. The phone number for Admissions in Gallatin is 615-230-3688.

Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Current Students - Register Now for Summer and Fall Classes

Current Vol State students – there is still time to register for summer online classes and fall classes both in-person and online. But you should get going now before the times and formats you want book up. Summer classes will be primarily online.

The college will be increasing the number of on-ground classes available on all four campuses this fall: Springfield, Gallatin, Cookeville, and Livingston. The college will also be expanding opportunities for students to engage in campus activities while still maintaining safety measures.

Vol State online courses will continue to be offered in three versions. Online asynchronous classes don’t have regular class meetings, allowing students to set their own schedule during the week, with due dates for assignments. Virtual synchronous classes have regularly scheduled online class meetings with instructors live via Zoom or other video platforms. The third type, hybrid classes, offer limited in-person class sessions, combined with online coursework. The course schedules for summer and fall semesters are available now.

Register now on My Vol State! If you need help call the Advising Center at 615-230-3702.

Monday, April 19, 2021

Vol State Virtual Events this Week

April 20                       Fit Club Meeting, 1-2pm, Zoom:

April 22                       Between the World and Me • Group Zoom Viewing
12:30 – 2:00 PM, Zoom Link

April 23                       Between the World and Me • Campus-Wide Discussion
Facilitated by faculty members Oneil Wright and Doug Williams • 1:00 - 2:30 PM Zoom Link:

It’s that time of the semester- Vol State students are sharing their research work in various science classes this week. This semester the poster sessions are being held online. Everyone is encouraged to drop in, take a look, and ask some questions of the students.

April 22                    ISCI 1030 (Science, Society and Sustainability) Poster Session from 3:00-5:00 PM

Poster topics include: Hidden Cost of Food Production, Causes of Food Insecurity, How to Meet Future Food Demands, Coal as an Energy Production, ABCs and 123s, not DDTs, Large Scale Conservation Efforts in the Tropical Rainforest, The Future of Nuclear Power in a Carbon-Conscious World, The Future of GMOs, Improving Global Food Security, Climate Change and the Effects on the Polar Ice Caps, Residential Solar Energy, Desalination into Potable Water. Zoom:

April 23                   Virtual Wellness Fair 2021 presents service learning projects on different health issues presented by Girija Shinde’s Anatomy and Physiology II students. 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Topics include: COPD, Celiac Disease, Cystic Fibrosis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Lung Cancer, Multiple Sclerosis, Kidney Disease and disorders, Asthma, Thyroidism, Ovarian Cancer, Diabetes, Types of Leukemias, Endometriosis, Pancreatic Cancer, Pneumonia, Obesity, Lupus, Congestive Heart Failure, and Alzheimer’s Disease. Zoom: