Know Before You Go!

Which campuses are open? 

Pellissippi State will fully open four of its campuses -- Hardin Valley, Blount County, Magnolia Avenue and Strawberry Plains -- starting Monday, May 3. 

The College’s Division Street Campus is closed during the spring 2021 semester.

While employees, students and guests are still asked to fill out the daily access screening forms before arriving on campus throughout the month of May, they will not see staff stationed at doors to check those email receipts. Doors to campus buildings will be unlocked, and there will no longer be only one designated entrance and exit per building. 

Everyone should wear masks inside buildings and when social distancing guidelines of 6 feet or more cannot be maintained.  

Even as the coronavirus pandemic winds down in some parts of the country, Pellissippi State encourages all employees and students to stay home if they are sick for the long-term health and safety of our campus community. While the College will not require that employees and students be vaccinated against COVID-19, Pellissippi State encourages vaccination for all those who are eligible. 


What do I need to do to come to campus? 

  • Fill out our Employee and Student Access Form online before you arrive on campus. 
Employees and guests can access the COVID-19 screening questions through an app for their smartphones if they choose. 
  • Save your email receipt from the COVID-19 screening questions to your smartphone or print a physical copy of the email receipt to bring with you to campus. 

  • Arrive on campus early, leaving plenty of time before your class starts to allow for screening at the building entrances. 
You can see designated entrances and exits at
  • Don’t forget to bring your mask. If you arrive on campus without a mask, you will not be allowed into the buildings.
  • Wear your mask outside buildings as well if you cannot maintain social distancing. 

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.  


Which student services continue virtually? 


Want to speak with someone in Enrollment Services (commonly referred to as Admissions)Choose the option that works best for you and set up an appointment today! 


Advising will be conducted virtually this spring and includes access through Teams, Zoom, email and phone. Each student has an assigned advisor either within their program or through the Advising office. Their information is listed in myPellissippi and Navigate. Please access Navigate to schedule an appointment or contact for assistance. 


This spring all Counseling Services will take place virtually, either by phone or on the computer.  To schedule an appointment, send an e-mail to  with your name, P number, availability, and the type of counseling you are wanting to pursue. 


Other than on the Division Street Campus, libraries are open this spring, but research assistance also will be provided via the libraries’ chat, text and email services. For students who need more in-depth assistance, Zoom appointments are available with librarians.   


Free tutoring is available for a variety of subjects, but it is only available virtually this spring. To request tutoring, see these detailed instructions.   


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


The Library reopens Tuesday, Jan. 19. Campus location hours will be: 

Hardin Valley Campus

  • Monday - Thursday, 8 a.m.-9 p.m.
  • Friday, 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
  • Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Blount County Campus

  • Monday - Friday, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Division Street Campus


Magnolia Avenue Campus

  • Monday - Friday8 a.m.-4 p.m.

Strawberry Plains Campus

  • Monday - Friday, 8-11 a.m. and 1-4 p.m.

Beginning Jan. 19, librarians will provide research assistance via email, chat, and text during these hours: 

  • Monday - Thursday 8 a.m.- 9 p.m. 
  • Friday 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. 
  • Saturday 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. 

For more information on which resources are available and not available due to COVID-19, visit 


Computer labs: 

Every campus has an Open Computer Lab available when the campus is open. For everyone’s safety, we are limiting the number of students allowed in the Open Computer Lab at any given time. Students must make a reservation on the Open Computer Lab page before coming to a lab.  In addition, the College has added more Wi-Fi access points to the parking lots at our campuses to provide stronger Wi-Fi coverage outside of the buildings.  


Student Recreation Center: 

The Student Recreation Center (the Bubble) remains closed for the spring semester, but we will be offering the following:   

  • E-sports leagues
  • Outdoor hikes and gatherings around the Knoxville area 
  • Limited use at the Bubble when feasible 8-4 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays by reservation: cardio equipment, ping pong, pickleball, tennis, badminton, individual basketball shooting 

Although our indoor recreation facilities are closed on each campus, the disc golf course and walking trail on the Hardin Valley Campus are open, as are the volleyball court and walking trail on the Blount County Campus.

Watch the Panther Pause newsletter and the Student Recreation Center’s social media accounts for dates and times of upcoming events as well as instructions on how to reserve time at the Bubble. 


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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