Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Contact Advising If You Are Having Problems Reaching Your Advisor


Priority registration for summer and fall classes starts next week on April 5 and 6 for current students. If you don’t have an assigned advisor to help you get ready or can’t reach your assigned advisor, the Office of Advising can help. Make an appointment:  https://go.oncehub.com/vsccadvising.

Priority registration is your opportunity to get the classes you need at the times you want before registration opens to the public. Vol State will have more in-person classes this fall!

The schedules for Summer and Fall 2021 classes are available now on My Vol State and in Degree Works. The college will be expanding the number of on-ground classes available on all four campuses for the fall semester while also offering online classes for students who still want that format. As classes in each format fill, we will add additional sections, as possible. This is our way of trying to give students classes in the format they want in the fall. That also makes it more important for students to REGISTER IN APRIL for fall classes because it will be harder for us to add new classes in August. Summer classes will be primarily online.

 

Get ready now by logging into your My Vol State portal at https://portal.volstate.edu and clicking on Degree Works on the left under Quick Links. Check to see what classes you need for your degree path. Then click on assigned advisor in Degree Works and click on the envelope icon at the top to contact them to make an appointment. Your academic advisor can help you with your course schedule and make sure you are taking the classes you need for your major.

 

Priority spring course registration for current sophomores (completed 30 credit hours or more prior to this semester) starts at 8am on April 5. It opens for current freshmen (completed less than 30 credit hours prior to this semester) on April 6 at 8am.

 

If you have problems, you can contact the Office of Advising via email at advising@volstate.edu or call 615-230-3702.

 

New freshmen students will register later; see your email for details in coming weeks.


Monday, March 29, 2021

Vol State Virtual Events This Week


March 30             SGA Meeting, 11:15am-12:15pm, Zoom: https://volstate.zoom.us/j/326397332#success

March 30             Career Readiness Workshop for Students, March 30 from 10am-11am, Zoom: https://volstate.zoom.us/j/93525430266#success


April 1                 Black Student Association meeting, 11:30am-12:30pm, Zoom: https://volstate.zoom.us/j/96056071892#success

Thursday, March 25, 2021

Priority Registration for Current Students Starts April 5 and 6


Fall and Summer Priority class registration will begin on April 5 and 6. Priority registration is your opportunity to get the classes you need at the times you want. You can register for fall and summer classes before the public. Vol State will have more in-person classes this fall!
The schedules for Summer and Fall 2021 classes are available now on My Vol State and in Degree Works. The college will be expanding the number of on-ground classes available on all four campuses for the fall semester while also offering online classes for students who still want that format. As classes in each format fill, we will add additional sections, as possible. This is our way of trying to give students classes in the format they want in the fall. That also makes it more important for students to REGISTER IN APRIL for fall classes because it will be harder for us to add new classes in August. Summer classes will be primarily online.
Get ready now by logging into your My Vol State portal at https://portal.volstate.edu and clicking on Degree Works on the left under Quick Links. Check to see what classes you need for your degree path. Then click on assigned advisor in Degree Works and click on the envelope icon at the top to contact them to make an appointment. Your academic advisor can help you with your course schedule and make sure you are taking the classes you need for your major.
Priority spring course registration for current sophomores (completed 30 credit hours or more) starts at 8am on April 5. It opens for current freshmen (completed less than 30 credit hours) on April 6 at 8am.
If you have problems, you can contact the Advising Center via email at advising@volstate.edu or call 615-230-3702.
New freshmen students will register later, see your email for details in coming weeks.

Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Vol State Increases In-Person Classes for Fall Semester


Vol State will be increasing the number of on-ground classes available this fall on all four campuses: 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 offerings 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 schedule for summer and fall semesters is available now. Summer classes will still be primarily online.

It’s important for new and readmit students to apply to Vol State now get the process started. Students who wait until later in the summer may not have as many class options. The application is free and can be completed online at www.volstate.edu/apply.

Monday, March 22, 2021

Vol State Statement on Atlanta Murders

 


Vol State is issuing this statement in response to recent events:

“In light of the surge of violence against Asian and Pacific Islander persons and the tragic revelation of the murders in the Atlanta metro area killing eight people, six of whom were Asians, our Vol State community must state in a clear and concise language our rejection of these horrendous acts and our support for our Asian and Pacific Islander communities. Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, inflammatory and xenophobic rhetoric, harassment, and violence against Asian and Pacific Islander persons, families, and communities has increased, especially towards women.”

“Advancing racial equity and economic inclusion for people of all races and ethnicities is critical to guaranteeing the safety and security of everyone. Thus, Volunteer State Community College stands firm and resolute in our support of our Asian and Pacific Islander communities and will not tolerate any words or actions by any students, faculty, or staff, which may serve to denigrate these communities.” 

Vol State has always stood against racism and in support of diversity, equity, equality, and inclusion. It is one of our core values. Please read our statement on racism which can be found at https://www.volstate.edu/news/we-publicly-affirm-our-identity-anti-racist-academic-institution

Vol State Virtual Events this Week


March 23             Diversity Discussion: Words Matter! The Social Media Dialogue Dilemma, 12:30pm-1:30pm, Zoom: https://volstate.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJApfuGppjspGtDGi-Z0on_UUrWcDcKNj3S3

March 23             Fit Club Meeting, 1pm-2pm, Zoom: https://volstate.zoom.us/j/98043379500#success

March 23             Cyber-Security Club Meeting, 1:30pm-2:30pm, Zoom: https://volstate.zoom.us/j/92457876315#success

March 23             Returning Students’ Organization Meeting, join with other adult students for discussion and support, 3:30pm-4:30pm, Zoom: https://volstate.zoom.us/j/96383764561#success

March 26             Nutrition, Exercise, Healthy Lifetstyle webinar, 8:30-9am, advanced registration required at http://bit.ly/Rujuta2021

Wednesday, March 17, 2021

Fall and Summer Schedules Out Now - Get Ready for Priority Registration

Vol State is looking forward to welcoming students back with more in-person classes this fall! 

The schedules for Summer and Fall 2021 classes are available now on My Vol State and in Degree Works to help you prepare for current student Priority Registration which starts April 5 for sophomores and April 6 for freshmen.  

The college will be expanding the number of on-ground classes available on all four campuses for the fall semester while also offering online classes for students who still want that format. As classes in each format fill, we will add additional sections, as possible. This is our way of trying to give students classes in the format they want in the fall. That also makes it more important for students to REGISTER IN APRIL for fall classes because it will be harder for us to add new classes in August. Summer classes will be primarily online.

It is also time to make an appointment to meet virtually with your academic advisor. They will help you decide what classes you should take for the summer and fall semesters. Email or call your advisor to set up an appointment. As a reminder, your assigned advisor is listed at the top of Degree Works.   

New freshmen students will register later with the Campus Connect orientation sessions. Keep an eye on your Vol State student email for details. 


 



Monday, March 15, 2021

Vol State Virtual Events this Week


March 16             SGA Meeting, 11:15am-12:15pm, Zoom: https://volstate.zoom.us/j/326397332#success

March 18             Women’s History Month Virtual Spoken Word and Poetry Slam, 12:30-2pm, Zoom: https://volstate.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAqf--pqDsrG9AOt-CObmOOfBCeqloTX1R2

March 18             Black Student Association Club Meeting, 11:30am-12:30pm, Zoom: https://volstate.zoom.us/j/99530016206#success

March 18             Grief and Loss, counselor discussion, 10am-11am, Zoom:  https://volstate.zoom.us/j/94201541668

Friday, March 5, 2021

Vol State Athletics Back in Action - Here's How You Can Watch


The Vol State Pioneers are back on the court and back on the field this spring. Men and Women’s Basketball, Baseball, and Softball seasons are officially underway. There are some changes this year, due to COVID-19 precautions.

We are limiting the number of spectators that can attend a game and who can be a spectator. The list of those restrictions can be found at:  www.volstatepioneers.com/protocols

To help people catch the action we are also streaming many home games. Those will be done on our new Vol State sports YouTube page. You can find that at:  www.volstate.edu/volstate-sports

Subscribe to the You Tube page to keep up with all the action. The schedules for all sports can be found at www.volstatepioneers.com

Important TN Promise News


TN PROMISE GAP YEAR FOR 2020 HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES

 

The State of Tennessee had decided to allow 2020 high school graduates (including home school and GED/HiSET recipients) to maintain initial enrollment eligibility for TN Promise in the fall 2021 semester, under these eligibility requirements:

 

“To meet the eligibility requirements, students must 1) have submitted the TN Promise application by the November 1, 2019 deadline; 2) filed the FAFSA by the February 7, 2020 deadline; 3) not have enrolled in any postsecondary institution during the 2020-21 academic year; and 4) filed the 2021-22 FAFSA by July 1, 2021.  Students meeting these conditions will be allowed to enroll in the Fall 2021 semester without having to submit an appeal or provide additional documentation or justification for failure to timely enroll at an eligible postsecondary institution or for failing to attend any mandatory informational meeting offered by a TN Promise Partnering Organization.”

 

In addition, the state is also extending the deadline for filing FAFSA to March 15 for TN Promise. 

Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Covid-19 Vaccine Information


Vol State helping in the COVID-19 vaccine effort by providing facilities for local health departments to use. Vol State does not organize the vaccine distribution. Local health departments handle all of that activity. Vaccinations at all sites is by appointment only. Do not come to a site without an appointment made through your local health department.

Vol State in Gallatin is a host site for Sumner County COVID vaccinations. However, all arrangements are made through the Sumner County Health Dept. For details visit: www.sumnertn.org

Vol State in Springfield is a host site for Robertson County COVID vaccinations. All arrangements are made through the Robertson County Heath Dept. For details visit: https://covid19.tn.gov/vaccine_phase/robertson-county/


Monday, March 1, 2021

Vol State Virtual Events this Week


March 2                Latinx in America, Diversity and Inclusion presentation, 12:45-2pm, Zoom: https://volstate.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJcpc-mtqDIjG9S0wPGqMb4BfG7azwsvS4o7


March 2                SGA Meeting, 11:15am-12:15pm, Zoom: https://volstate.zoom.us/j/326397332#success


March 4                101 Years: Suffrage to the White House, the many women who paved the way for Vice President Harris to make history, Carole Bucy speaker, 12:30pm-1:30pm, Zoom: https://volstate.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIkduqhqjwtGdfm75JeZ4t0HoKm83eDJjoU?fbclid=IwAR2KdQIW-XUTX-th6Q5BZ63yFuYmMlv_59Reih-jjscgAF84gtn7jkWnoZA