September 8, 2021

Dear Chattanooga State Family, 

I hope you were able to take advantage of the Labor Day holiday and are ready to complete the final half of your first 7-week session. 

I appreciate your help mitigating the spread of COVID by wearing masks and staying home if you are sick. Let’s keep our case numbers low so that we can continue to keep classes open and in-person.  

The best way all of us can prevent the spread of COVID-19 and end the pandemic is to get vaccinated. If you have not been vaccinated, I encourage you to take advantage of one of the many opportunities in our community to get vaccinated free of charge. Be sure to check out the ChattState Vax Mobile below, it’s convenient and easy. If you are unable to take advantage of the ChattState Vax Mobile, please visit the Hamilton County Health Department website to see a list of vaccination locations, dates and time. Please note that the Riverpark vaccination site is just next door to the campus on Amnicola Highway. 

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


Rebecca Ashford, Ed.D.


SGA is sponsoring the first ChattState Vax Mobile! A shuttle service will take people to the Riverpark Vaccination Site to get their shots.  There will be a blue tent set up outside the OMNI entrance in front of the parking lot. SGA is providing a free lunch to students and employees who use the shuttle service and get vaccinated.  

Things one might need: 

  • Vaccine Card if you’ve already had your first dose
  • Driver’s License or I.D. with date of birth on it 

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 showing thousands of visitors the richness of our local Latino culture, while we once again share the best Latin food that Chattanooga has to offer. 

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. 

If you can donate to the Tiger Cupboard, we need the following items 

Pop Tarts 

Canned spaghetti/ravioli 


Mac & Cheese 

Chicken Noodle Soup 

Black Beans 

Collard Greens 




Green Beans 

Turnip Greens 

Hamburger/Tuna/Chicken Helper 

Instant Lunches 

Toilet Paper 

Be sure to check out our Amazon Wish List of needed items.

Fitness Center in the HPF (Gym) Is Open

The Fitness Center is open for use Monday–Friday from 8AM–11AM. 

Masks Required When Indoors

Chattanooga State is currently operating with unlimited campus access and a mask requirement when indoors regardless of vaccination status. Wearing facemasks while indoors will be required through at least October 1. At that time, the College will reassess this requirement. 

Self-Report a Covid Positive Diagnosis 

During this semester, if you experience a positive COVID diagnosis, werequest that you let us know through ourStudent/Staff/Faculty orVisitor/Economic Workforce Development self-reporting forms. For more information read, “How to Use the COVID-19 Self Reporting Form.” 

  • 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 Centeris 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.eduThe 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 TennesseePlease know that you are not alone.  

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