Last updated on October 13, 2021
By Ariana Fortin
Volunteer State Community College’s Returning Students Organization will host biweekly meetings this semester via Zoom. The sessions will serve to support students who are returning to college after several years of absence.
According to the Vol State website, a returning student who is also an adult learner is a person deemed as an independent student and one of the following: At least 24 years old, married, a veteran, a member of the armed forces, an orphan, a ward of the court, someone with legal dependents, an emancipated minor, or someone who is homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.
Adult Learners and non-traditional students may want to connect with their advisers and openly share about how many hours they work each week plus any other life responsibilities they have. The Returning Students Organization serves as additional support to guide these students through their college experience.
According to the Returning Students Organization flyer, the organization hosts workshops and community service opportunities in addition to these meetings.
The meetings will occur biweekly on Wednesdays this semester. The second meeting will take place Wednesday, Oct. 20, from 2:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Students may join the meeting using the Zoom link located on the Campus Events page.
“The purpose is to provide support to returning students and offer ways to improve their college experience through available resources for new and current students to connect with each other and Vol State. The organization provides an opportunity for support, information, self-assessment, and personal growth through interaction with students who have returned to school after an absence of time or just starting their educational journey,” said coordinator of Adult Learners & Veterans Affairs, Amy Hoffman.