Columbia State Response to the Coronavirus

We're Back on Campus!

Students can stop by any campus on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday for assistance, 7:45 a.m. - 4:15 p.m. Evening services are available at the Columbia Campus until 6 p.m. Faculty and staff are also available by email and phone. Beginning July 12, we welcome students back to campus for assistance Monday-Thursday.

Students should also visit the Summer & Fall 2021 Resources webpage for access to resources and other important information.


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Summer Registration deadline is May 19. Register (starting April 5 for current students and April 7 for all students) to secure your summer and fall schedule!

Fall Registration deadline is August 17. Register (starting April 5 for current students and April 7 for all students) to secure your summer and fall schedule!

Visit our Summer/Fall Registration page for more information.

Visit the Get Started for Summer & Fall 2021Virtual Online Learning Guide, Summer & Fall 2021 Resources and coronavirus webpages for important information.


Academic Calendar

Final exams for summer will be given on the last day of class.

Classes for fall begin August 23, 2021 and final exams will be December 4-10.

View the Academic Calendar for Summer and Fall 2021.


Fall Class Schedule

The fall course schedule includes several instructional formats: on-ground, live-streaming Desktop Video Conferencing (DVC) via Zoom, online, hybrid classes. They are listed below.

In an effort to begin transitioning safely back to campus, the college is working to increase the number of on-ground classes offered this fall

Lecture Courses - Live-Streaming Desktop Video Conferencing (DVC/Zoom)

All on-ground lecture courses are being converted to live-streaming DVC using ZOOM. Live-streaming classes are engaged live virtual learning. Students must be available to participate in class during the posted scheduled days and times for lecture and will submit assignments using ‘Online Campus’ or other software specific to the course. Students will be required to have a camera and microphone to participate. Computer labs will be open on every campus for student use by appointment.

Online Courses
Labs & Skill-Based Courses
Clinical, Internships, Practicums, and Apprenticeships
Flex Sessions/Faculty-Student Study Groups
Campus Access Requirements for Students
Campus Protocol

Guidelines for accessing Columbia State campuses during the Summer and Fall 21 semesters
  • Must have a temperature less than 100.4 to access campus.
  • All individuals who are fully vaccinated may be on campus in buildings mask free. All individuals who are not fully vaccinated should wear a mask while in buildings.
  • Are asked to practice and promote the expectations of the Responsible Charger Promise.
  • Make appointments for computer labs 24 hours prior to use.
  • Practice social distancing of at least 6 feet.

Employees should follow the campus access procedures outlined on the COVID-19 Employee Resources tab in ChargerNet.

Read the full list of requirements
student with laptop Get Started for Fall 2021 Check out our plans for Fall 2021 which include several instructional formats, such as live-streaming, hybrid, online and a limited number of small-group, on-ground classes. Get Started
student studying with laptop Fall 2021 Resources Visit the Fall 2021 Resources page for important information such as Campus Access Protocol, Computer Lab Access, Free Tutoring and more. Summer/Fall Resources

Columbia State is disbursing emergency student assistance provided by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act to eligible students. 

For more information about the application and awarding of the Emergency Student Grant, go to CARES Act Emergency Grant

Learn more about the CARES Act
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COVID-19 and Your Mental Health
The Tennessee Recovery Project provides free resource connection and emotional support to Tennessee residents impacted by COVID-19. The helpline is answered Monday through Friday 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. and Saturday 8 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Learn more about Free and Confidential Help
wooden card catalog Archived Messages Click the link below to see previous Coronavirus messages. Archived Messages
three people with masks Drop-in Days Beginning June 1, in-person assistance is available on all campuses Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 7:45 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. Drop-in Days
hand writing on clear board Preparedness Plan In conjunction with guidance from the Community College System of Tennessee, this preparedness plan was developed. Preparedness Plan
Handwashing Tips
Help prevent the spread of illness by taking steps to protect yourself and others: wash your hands regularly with soap and water for at least 20 seconds; use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol; avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth; avoid close contact with people who are sick.


Tennessee Board of Regents

Tennessee Department of Health

Maury Regional Health

  • COVID-19 Hotline: 931.540.4257

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Employee Information

Employees should visit the COVID-19 Employee Resources tab in myChargerNet for additional information such as how to submit a request to access campus.

Employee Rights

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA or Act) requires certain employers to provide their employees with paid sick leave and expanded family and medical leave for specified reason related to COVID-19.

Frequently Asked Questions
For questions concerning the college during the COVID-19 pandemic, please see our FAQ page.
FAQ Page
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