September 15, 2021

Dear Chattanooga State Family, 

This weekend we are excited to host our Re-imagined Latin Fest. The festival serves to honor and recognize the American Latino community during Hispanic Heritage Month. 

This free community event is an open house-styled event with a focus on welcoming our growing Hispanic population to Chattanooga State. “We want to showcase all we have to offer to support our students,” stated Quincy Jenkins, executive director, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI). Some of those activities include campus tours, campus resources, community organizations, cultural performances, and fun activities for children.We hope you will join us! 

We are midway through week 5 of the first seven-week session. For those taking seven-week classes, you are so close to finishing the first session. Stay focused and be sure to communicate with your instructors if you need help and take advantage of the student resources we have available to help you. 

Latin Festival Reimagined
Get Vaccinated Chattanooga
Achieve Your Goals
Student Resources—We’re Here to Help
Student Life Events and Activities
Student Surveys

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

Rebecca Ashford, Ed.D.

Latin Festival Reimagined

Excitement is in the air as we prepare to celebrate the 6th Annual Latin Festival in Chattanooga, TN. We are pleased to announce that this year the festival will take place at the Chattanooga State Community College campus on September 18 at 10:00am.

This years’ Festival will kick-off Hispanic Heritage Month, as we look forward to show  visitors the richness of our local Latino culture, while we once again share the best Latin food that Chattanooga has to offer. 

Get Vaccinated Chattanooga

Get Vaccinated Chattanooga (GVC) is hosting a 2nd vaccination COVID-19 clinic on Wednesday, September 15 from 3–5PM, at the ChattState Gym. Any student who gets vaccinated will receive a gift card up to $100 from GVC. All three vaccines will be administered (J&J, Pfizer, & Moderna). For those that get the J&J, they will get $100 gift card on the spot. For those who get Pfizer or Moderna they will receive a $50 gift card at time of 1st dose and the other $50 gift card when they return for the second dose.

Students who received their first dose at the August 20th event can receive their second dose. Be sure to bring your vaccination card if you’ve already received a first dose. 

Achieve Your Goals

We have resources on campus to help you achieve your goals, whether you are in a 7-week class or a 15-week class, we are here to help you succeed! 

  • 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. 

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. 

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. 

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

  • Available computer labs across campus 
  • The library will be open and has computers available for homework and online/virtual class attendance. 
  • Engineering and IT students will have access to Rooms 215 and 216 in the Wacker Institute on a first-come, first-served basis. 
  • TCAT students will have access to TCAT 60 and TCAT 38 computer labs. Please note, these labs may be closed for testing purposes a few times per week. You should confirm hours of operation with your TCAT instructors. 
  • Additional space may be made available as the need arises.

Student Resources

  • Tutoring: Virtual tutoring services are available to you. 

  • 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 Fall 2021 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 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.  

Student Life Events and Activities

All students are welcome to join! Check out your Student Life Calendar of Events—we have lots of events scheduled—join us! 

Student Surveys 

  • Survey of Entering Student Engagement (SENSE) 

Let us know how we are doing so far:

Eligible new students were emailed yesterday with a link to the SENSE 2021. Eligible students will also see a link once logged in to TigerWeb. Responses will guide Chatt State in improvements for student supports and services for entering students. The survey is only open through October 1 so please make plans to complete it as soon as possible. If you are a new student who is 18 years or older enrolled in at least one credit course and did not receive the email or do not see the link in TigerWeb, please contact Traci Williams

  • Various Student Surveys 

Various other survey or research project invitations may be sent to student emails throughout the year from either a member of the IERP office or from These emails will have a note at the top that they have been reviewed and approved by IERP. All surveys or research projects are voluntary but please read invitations carefully to know what the study entails and the purpose. If you have questions about a research invitation that you receive, feel free to contact Traci Williams

  • Class Delivery Survey 

In-person? Virtual? Online? Hybrid? Which do you prefer? We want to offer more classes in the delivery methods you prefer. Please let us know which delivery method(s) you want more of by taking this short survey. The survey will inform class planning for spring and summer semesters.