Know Before You Go!


Which campuses are open? 

All five Pellissippi State campuses are open. Masks are required in all indoor spaces. Faculty, staff and students are still encouraged to stay home if they are sick. You can read more here.

We want you to stay healthy and safe this semester, especially as the Delta variant of COVID-19 ramps up in this area. One way we can help protect ourselves and others is by wearing masks. Masks are required in academic and student services spaces where social distancing guidelines of 6 feet or more cannot be maintained. Classrooms, labs and anytime someone is helping you – advising, tutoring, a service counter or an instructor’s office – are some examples. 

Otherwise, we recommend you wear a face mask indoors, even if you’re fully vaccinated. We know we all forget to grab our masks sometimes, so we will have masks available at tables when you start your classes next week. We also are installing mask dispensers around our campuses. 

If you’re confused about whether or not a space requires masks, just look for the signs. We’ll have “Mask Up” and “Mask Recommended” signs posted, or you can always ask one of our faculty or staff. We know the changing COVID-19 guidance can be confusing for us all! 

The best way to protect yourself and others from COVID-19, of course, is to get vaccinated! If you don’t already have plans to get your COVID-19 vaccine, mark your calendars for our Vaccinate and Educate Fair on our Hardin Valley Campus. Drop by anytime between noon and 4:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 30, outside the Bagwell Center for Media and Art, no appointment necessary! You can choose from the two-dose Pfizer vaccine or the one-dose Janssen/Johnson & Johnson vaccine, and you can bring your family and friends. 

Pellissippi State also encourages you to 

  • Stay home when you’re sick or a member of your household is sick. 

  • Wash your hands or use hand sanitizer regularly. 

  • Fill out the self-reporting form linked on the top of our College homepage if you are exposed to COVID-19 or test positive for COVID-19. 

Self-reporting helps us support you while you are ill or quarantined and also can help us let others know if they may have been exposed. Don’t worry: we will not divulge your name! We have all sorts of student services, including confidential counseling, that can help you through a stressful time. Look for more information about these options next week. 

Thank you for continuing to do your part to help keep us all #PellissippiStrong! 

 

Which student services continue virtually?  

Computer labs 
Open computer labs are back to normal for fall 2021, no reservation necessary! There is an open computer lab available on each campus. You can find locations, hours and other information here. 

Counseling Services 
Counselors will still be serving students virtually by phone, on Microsoft Teams and on Zoom this fall, although students also can make an appointment for an in-person session if requested. Students should send an email to counseling@pstcc.edu to make an appointment with a counselor or call 865-694-6480. Our weekly counselor-on-call will reply and schedule the student with the appropriate counselor. Students also can schedule a non-emergency appointment counselor by using the online appointment scheduling link. 

Libraries 
All Pellissippi State Libraries are back to normal for fall 2021! You can find locations, hours and other information here. 

Tutoring 
Pellissippi State’s Academic Support Center, which offers tutoring services on each campus, is back to normal for fall 2021! Learn more and see the tutoring schedules here. 

Start Strong Center (Admissions/Records, Financial Aid, Registration) 
Have questions about getting admitted to Pellissippi State or applying for financial aid? Choose the option that works best for you and set up an appointment today! 

Student Recreation Center (The Bubble) 
The Bubble on our Hardin Valley Campus is open 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday in a limited capacity. Contact sports are not available, but individual and dual sports are allowed. Exercise/fitness areas are open. 

 

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. 

 

Questions?

Live Chat:

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Self-Reporting COVID-19 Exposure/Illness/Symptoms

For students:
PantherHelp

For employees:
Human Resources
StayStrong@pstcc.edu

Technical questions:
865.694.6537
Helpdesk@pstcc.edu