Students who have been accepted to attend Pellissippi State Community College for the fall 2015 semester should make plans now to attend a New Student Orientation session.
The sessions are required of all new degree-seeking students, both freshmen and transfer. Tennessee Promise students will have special orientation sessions in June and July. Reserve a space as soon as possible at www.pstcc.edu/orientation.
Orientation gives new students the opportunity to meet with Pellissippi State students, faculty, and staff; find out what they can expect in college and what the college expects of them; learn strategies for college success; explore degree, major, and transfer options; and discover campus services and resources such as financial aid, tutoring, and computer resources.
Students are encouraged to attend orientation at the primary campus they will be attending. For Tennessee Promise students who will attend class at the Division Street Campus, orientation sessions take place at the Hardin Valley Campus.
Locations, dates and times of general orientation sessions:
- Blount County Campus: Aug. 10, 9-11:30 a.m. or 1-3:30 p.m., or Aug. 18, 5:30-8 p.m.
- Division Street Campus: Aug. 13, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. or 2-5:30 p.m., or Aug. 18, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
- Hardin Valley Campus: June 16, 5-8:30 p.m.; July 28, 5-9 p.m.; July 31, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; Aug. 4, 5-8:30 p.m.; Aug. 7, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; Aug. 11, 5-8:30 p.m.; or Aug. 21, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
- Magnolia Avenue Campus: Aug. 5, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m., or Aug. 14, 1-4:30 p.m.
- Strawberry Plains Campus: July 27, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., or Aug. 6, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. or 2-5:30 p.m.
Locations, dates and times for Tennessee Promise orientation sessions:
- Blount County Campus: July 8, 9-noon, or July 9, 9-noon or 1:30-4:30 p.m.
- Division Street Campus (scheduled at Hardin Valley Campus): July 7, 5-9 p.m.; July 10, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; or July 14, 5-9 p.m.
- Hardin Valley Campus: June 19, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; July 7, 5-9 p.m.; July 10, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; July 14, 5-9 p.m.; July 21, 5-9 p.m.; or July 24, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
- Magnolia Avenue Campus: June 18, 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
- Strawberry Plains Campus: July 28, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Special orientation sessions also are available for transfer students — July 16, 5:30-8:30 p.m.; July 27, 5:30-8:30 p.m.; or Aug. 20, 1-4 p.m., all at the Hardin Valley Campus — though students are welcome to attend any general orientation.
Pellissippi State encourages parents, spouses and others supportive of the student to attend New Student Orientation, too. They’ll receive special information in separate sessions.
The application deadline for fall semester is Aug. 12. Classes begin Aug. 24.
To sign up for an orientation session, visit www.pstcc.edu/orientation or call (865) 694-6400. To request accommodations for a disability, contact Disability Services at firstname.lastname@example.org or (865) 539-7153.