Know Before You Go!

Which campuses are open? 

Pellissippi State’s Hardin Valley, Strawberry Plains, Blount County and Magnolia Avenue campuses are now open to essential personnel, although all employees may access their offices to retrieve items with permission from their direct supervisor and Campus Police. 

The College’s Division Street Campus will remain closed throughout summer, as in previous summers. 


Which students are allowed on campus? 

Students may access Enrollment Services on the Hardin Valley Campus during limited times this summer. Financial Aid, Admissions and Records will all be available by appointment beginning June 1. Request an appointment with Enrollment Services. 

Students also may make appointments with the Testing Center on the Hardin Valley Campus this summer. Currently only the HESI exam is being administered, although the College hopes to offer other exams later this summer. To register for the HESI exam, visit You may also schedule your exam and pay your fee during this time. 


Which classes are being held on campus? 

All summer courses have been moved online, with limited in-person instruction in the second summer term for lab sections. The second summer term will begin June 24. 

Fall 2020 classes will be held in four formats: online, virtual, hybrid and on-campus. Fall 2020 registration is underway, with classes starting Aug. 24. 


What do I need to do to come to campus? 

Beginning June 1, those who wish to enter a building on any Pellissippi State campus will need to document their visit and respond to Covid-19 screening questions prior to entering the building. This must be done each day that you come to campus, even if you report to campus every day.  

Everyone who is authorized to be on campus -- either as part of their work or study or by appointment for services -- must visit this Covid-19 screening link on the day of your visit to campus and respond to questions related to your visit and to Covid-19 in order to be allowed entrance into a building. You cannot fill in the form ahead of time or for multiple visits. 

After answering the questions and submitting the form, you will be emailed a "receipt" to your email account. This receipt must be provided to those monitoring access at building entrances. The receipt may be displayed either on a cell phone or by bringing a printed copy of the email. 

For those who do not bring a receipt, each campus will have a designated Campus Access Station equipped with a computer so you may respond to the access and screening questions when you arrive. 

If you are not assigned to work and need to access your office or another location on campus, you must fill out the Campus Access Request Form to schedule your appointment. If you need to request office equipment, please fill out the IT Equipment Request Form.


Which student services continue virtually? 

Student services such as Advising and Tutoring continue to be offered virtually this summer.  

To set an appointment with an advisor, log in to the Navigate mobile app (App Store or Google Play) or desktop platform within myPellissippi and follow these instructions. 

To request tutoring, see these detailed instructions 

Pellissippi State counselors also are available this summer for personal, career and academic counseling services. You can access a counselor by phone at 865.694.6480 or through the main Counseling Services email, This email is seen by all of our Pellissippi State counselors, and one of them will follow up with you to schedule an appointment virtually through Microsoft Teams or by phone. 

Librarians are available to help you with research and citations for class assignments via live chat or online appointments. Also, check out our ebooksstreaming videostutorials and research guides!


When will the library reopen? What about computer labs? When can I work out in the SRC? 

Pellissippi State has created a six-stage plan for reopening our campuses. Stage 2, which reopened Blount County and Magnolia Avenue campuses to essential employees, began May 29. Dates have not been set for future stages, as the goal is migrate staff and services back to campus locations in a deliberate manner to allow for logging of access and proper cleaning of areas being utilized. 

The ERC, SRC and Library are set to open to students by appointment only in Stage 4Open computer labs also are scheduled to open during Stage 4 in a limited capacity, following social distancing guidelines and by appointment only. 


How can I reach the people I need while we are still learning and working from home? 

Please see this list of important college contacts to find phone numbers and email addresses of academic and student services, as well as a handy list of “Whom to contact if you … .” 

If you still need help, you have a couple of options. You can fill out the PantherHelp form, or you can call our main number at 865-694-6400. 



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