Welcome to Pellissippi State!

We are very excited that you’ve chosen Pellissippi State Community College to start or continue your education. Part of our mission in New Student Orientation is to help you start strong and connect to your peers, faculty and staff, and the college.

Because New Student Orientation is so vital to student success and starting strong, we require that all degree-seeking students complete orientation prior to entering Pellissippi State.


Missed your virtual Welcome Event for New Students?

Unfortunately, there is no real way to completely replace that missed opportunity.

You can, however, catch up on much of the practical information we shared about financial aid, advising, email, computers, virtual learning platforms, our campuses, and a whole lot more.

So if you missed the opportunity to meet with us or just want a reminder of what we talked about, you can watch a compilation of information sessions offered at our Welcome Sessions held just before classes started. 


Join your orientation for new students class in Brightspace for Spring 2021 

If you have completed your orientation class, remember that you can log back in anytime to review the information.

If you have not yet joined your online orientation class, please do so as soon as you can. Your class is self-guided and self-paced.

When you join your online orientation class, please allow about an hour to complete the class. You can stop and return to the class as often as needed while you are learning about Pellissippi State. 

Follow these steps to find your orientation class in your Brightspace portal.

  • Go to the Pellissippi State website.
  • Select Resources in the top left corner of the homepage.
  • When the dropdown box opens, select Brightspace.
  • When Brightspace opens, enter your Pellissippi State username and your password.
  • Select New Student Orientation and begin!

Your orientation leader will email you to guide you through the process and answer any of your questions. If we can help in any way, please email orientation@pstcc.edu!


Dual Enrollment Students

Visit the dual enrollment website for more information regarding your participation with Pellissippi State.



Spring 2021 Class Formats 

Spring 2021 classes will be offered in four formats.



These traditional online courses do not meet on a certain day or at a certain time, but are taught completely through Pellissippi State’s learning management system, Brightspace.




These courses are offered online, but they use virtual platforms such as Microsoft Teams and Zoom to offer instruction at the times and days listed in the College’s fall schedule.




These courses offer part online or virtual instruction and part face-to-face instruction in a classroom, with instructors letting students know which days they will meet on campus.




These courses are taught in a traditional classroom, face-to-face, and will be limited primarily to programs that have a strong hands-on component, such as Nursing and Welding. A few general education courses will be offered on campus in the evening with smaller enrollments to allow for social distancing.



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