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.


Fall 2020 Orientation

We are eager to welcome you to Pellissippi State Community College during the summer as you prepare for your fall classes! When classes begin on August 24, you will be ready!

Please sign up for New Student Orientation here. By signing up, you are officially beginning your New Panther Orientation Experience. It’s really a pathway to provide all you need to be ready for your fall classes, whether you are beginning college for the first time or transferring to Pellissippi State from another institution. That’s why our Pellissippi State Orientation is required for all new degree-seeking students.

After you sign up for orientation, watch for an email from your Orientation Leader with your next step!

Dual Enrollment Students

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



Fall 2020 Class Formats 

Fall 2020 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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