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.


Spring 2021 Orientation

We are eager to welcome you to Pellissippi State Community College as you prepare for your spring classes. Starting December 10, please watch your email for a message from your Orientation Leader. They will be reaching out to you to get your virtual New Panther Orientation Experience started.

When classes begin on January 19, you will be ready!


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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