President’s Updates for the Campus Community

January 21, 2022


Published Friday, January 21, 2022 - 12:48pm

Dear Chattanooga State Family,
I hope that after your first week of classes you are getting into the swing of things at ChattState. Whether you are taking classes in person or online, we are happy you are part of the College community.  

I encourage you to take advantage of the many resources we have to help you succeed in your classes. Many of these resources are listed below. I want to specifically direct your attention to some tips on how to study smarter for your classes.

Get Free At-home COVID-19 Tests
Achieve Your Goals
All Students Receiving Financial Aid Must Complete the FAFSA by March 1
Big Fish at ChattState in the Chattanooga State Humanities Theatre
Student Resources—We’re Here to Help
Student Life Events and Activities

We are resilient. We are innovative. We are united. We are ChattState.

Sincerely,
Rebecca Ashford, Ed.D.
President 


Get Free At-home COVID-10 Tests

Every home in the U.S. is eligible to order 4 free at-⁠home COVID-⁠19 tests. The tests are completely free. Orders will usually ship in 7-12 days.

Order your tests now so you have them when you need them.

 


Achieve Your Goals

Academic Advising

I hope you’ve all had a wonderful start to Fall 2021! The Academic Advising staff is here to help you have a successful semester. Whenever you need assistance from your assigned Academic Advisor please set up an appointment to meet with them by using the scheduling links on our website, Advising & Registration | Chattanooga State Community College. If you have a quick question feel free to call or email your Advisor. Email and phone numbers are available in the ChattState Faculty and Staff Directory . While our walk-in hours for the beginning of the semester have ended, if you have an urgent matter, we welcome your visit in the Student Center— 226 or call us at 423-697-2456.  Note: Priority will be given to students with appointments. 

 

Math Center

Located on the second floor of the IMC building, in room 225, the Math Center available to help students with all levels of Math. The center is equipped with over 180 computers for student use, and Math faculty and tutors are always available to assist students​.

Monday – Thursday 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Friday  8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Saturday 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. 

 

One-on-One Math Tutoring 

Sign up for a scheduled online or in-person appointment.

  • User Name is the first part of your email address, before the @ symbol
  • Ex: jpdoe@my.chattanoogastate.edu, so, the User Name for tutor trac would be jpdoe. Do not use the entire email.
  • Password is the same as your TigerWeb password. 

 

Andrews Reading and Writing Center

Whether you are having trouble getting started on an assignment or have a complete draft ready for review, our tutors are happy to help with any written assignment for any class. 

 

Tutoring

Chattanooga State offers FREE on-demand, online tutoring through Tutor.com. The service is easy to use and can be accessed from your course’s eLearn. Tutors are available to you 24/7. 

 


 All Students Receiving Financial Aid Must Complete the FAFSA by March 1 

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for next year, 2022-2023 is due March 1 (the date has been extended). If you will be enrolling in classes at any school as of July 1st, 2022, complete the FAFSA as soon as possible to have the best chance at any first come, first served scholarships, grants, or loans.

Submitting the FAFSA early also gives you a head start on completing any financial aid requirements or determining your financial aid eligibility.

The Federal Student Aid website gives you a lot of information about completing the FAFSA and about how financial aid works. For the 2022-2023 year, you will use your 2020 tax and income information for both you and your parent(s) or stepparent (s), if you are under 24 years old, or you and your spouse if you are considered “independent” on the FAFSA by age or special circumstances. If something in your family or financial situation has changed since filing taxes in 2020, and your household income is different, contact the Financial Aid Office after completing the FAFSA (using your 2020 financial information) about possible adjustments to the information in your federal aid application. 

 


Big Fish at ChattState in the Chattanooga State Humanities Theatre

  • January 28 & 29 at 7:30pm (Friday and Saturday)
  • January 30 at 2:30pm (Sunday)

With music by Andrew Lippa and book by John August, this musical is based on the novel by Daniel Wallace and the 2003 film by John August directed by Tim Burton. Big Fish tells the story of Edward Bloom and his son Will as they explore the importance of imagination, honesty, and family. Tickets for this event are free, but reservations are required.  

 


Student Resources—We’re Here to Help

  • Tutoring: ChattState offers in-person and virtual tutoring services.  

  • Emergency Aid: The Student Support Center is available to assist students struggling to meet their basic needs. Please use the Wellness Check on TigerWeb to let us know if you need assistance. 

  • Technology Support: Devices (laptops, hotspots, etc.) are available through the College. To request a device, complete the technology request form. Technology will continue to be available for students as long as they remain enrolled. 

  • Support Services: Chattanooga State is dedicated to delivering support services and resources to assist our students. Visit the virtual Student Support Center to learn more about the many services offered. 

  • Academic Resources: Visit the Spring 2022 Update page for a listing of academic resources, including links to the Math Center, Andrews Reading and Writing Center, the Testing Center, Kolwyck Library, and more. 

  • Student Assistance Library Campus Guide: We now have a Campus Guide for students to provide assistance with eLearn / Virtual Classes / Proctoring / Accessibility / etc. 

  • Career Services Center: The Career Services Center is available to provide services online or by phone to Chattanooga State students, alumni, faculty and staff. Services include career counseling & assistance with selecting a major, job search planning, resume writing assistance, interview skills, and more. Visit JOBlink to view job and internship opportunities. To schedule an appointment for any service, please call 423-697-4421 or email careers@chattanoogastate.edu. The Career Services Virtual Office hours are Monday through Thursday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 

  • Food: The Tiger Cupboard provides supplemental food and other necessities for students in need. 

  • Tennessee Board of Regents Student Resources: We know that the global COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak has been causing a great deal of uncertainty, anxiety, and stress for students across Tennessee. Please know that you are not alone.  

  • Ride CARTA for Free: Chattanooga State students may ride CARTA for free with a valid ChattState ID through August 31, 2022. This agreement covers all routes.  

  


Student Life Events and Activities

All students are welcome to join! Check out our January events: 

24 – Hot Cocoa Bar/Vision Board 11AM–2PM Omni Cafe 
24 – TCAT Hot Cocoa Bar/Vision Board 5PM–7PM TCAT Cafe 
26 – Club Recruitment Day All Day OMNI
27 – Cupcakes and Canvas 11AM–2PM OMNI Cafe 
31 – Grocery Bingo 12PM–2PM Omni Cafe 

Past Updates

Published Thursday, March 19, 2020 - 5:23pm
Published Wednesday, March 18, 2020 - 4:56pm
Published Tuesday, March 17, 2020 - 8:31pm
Published Monday, March 16, 2020 - 11:43pm
Published Friday, March 13, 2020 - 11:45pm

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