Last updated on April 19, 2021
By Carolina Cardona
Volunteer State Community College will be reopening all campuses this July for on campus classes.
According to the article from the Tennessean, “Vol State campuses are set to reopen on July 20.”
According to the Vol State website, “the college will be expanding the number of on-ground classes available on all four campuses for the fall semester while also offering online classes for students who still want that format. As classes in each format fill, we will be watching and looking to add additional sections, as possible. This is our way of trying to give students classes in the format they want in the fall. That also makes it more important for students to register in April for fall classes because it will be harder for us to add new classes in August. Summer classes will be primarily online.”
“The college will have mask requirements and social distancing requirements for all campuses and all classes. Cleaning procedures instituted in the last year will also be in place. We have had a few in person classes on our campuses over the last couple of semesters and that has given us ideas for how to keep students safe when we have more in-person classes this fall,” said Coordinator of Marketing and Public Relations for Vol State, Eric Melcher.
“Vol State continues to have procedures to make the campuses as safe as possible. Visitors need to wear a mask and fill-out a screening form before coming to campus. The form can be found at www.volstate.edu,” said Melcher.
The addition of in person classes does not mean fewer online options, said Melcher.
“We will have more online classes for students who want that format, including more Zoom based classes, which have been popular with students and the faculty. We will be increasing in-person classes in the schedule and then respond to the demand as needed,” Melcher said.
“It’s going to be important for students, faculty and staff to work together this fall to keep each other safe. Our hope is that with vaccinations and health precautions we will be able to hold more in-person classes safely,” Melcher said.
This is good news for new students according to the Tennessean.
“Vol State can help university students who may want to stay at home this fall. Vol State class credits transfer to many university programs at schools across the county,” according to the article.