Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Monday, August 18, 2014
Posted by Vol State at 1:33 PM
Posted by Madison at 6:00 AM
Thursday, August 14, 2014
Don't panic. You're not the only one with those questions.
As with any new venture, there can be a fair share of anxiety, but those pesky pre-semester jitters don’t have to get in the way of what’s sure to be a rewarding experience.
“It’s a lot different than high school. It’s bigger and there are harder classes,” incoming Volunteer State Community College freshman Taylor Waldron said. “I’m just looking forward to the difference of not being in school from 8 in the morning to 3, and having my own class hours. It’ll be different.”
While the Portland student might be nervous about the start of her college career, there are plenty of things that outweigh any kind of anxiety she might have regarding the post-high school life.
Fellow student Seth McCoy said he shared many of the same trepidations as Waldron when he was embarking on his freshman year.
With the help of professors and the offices on campus, McCoy said he was able to make the transition into life at Vol State fairly easily.
New friendships also helped McCoy become acclimated to college, and he’s looking forward to catching up with those friends when classes start Aug. 25.
“I’m excited to get back in and see and bunch of friends that I made here the first year,” he said.
McCoy’s best advice for new (and returning) students who might be feeling the pressure of those pre-semester butterflies?
Don’t let yourself get bogged down in the classwork.
McCoy said if you don’t procrastinate, you’ll be in store for a much easier semester.
Also, have fun.
This is college after all.
Posted by Madison at 2:54 PM
Tuesday, August 12, 2014
Posted by Vol State at 8:31 AM
Monday, August 11, 2014
Here's what we have available:
Facebook: The Vol State Facebook page for current students is home to all sorts of information and tips to help you throughout the school year. Students chat with each other, sell textbooks and share information about favorite classes and professors. Once you've decided to be a student join the family by Friending us here: www.Facebook.com/VolState
Blog: The Vol State Virtual Community is our campus blog. It has stories about interesting people on campus, cool new programs, student activities and more. In fact, you're on it right now! You can set up an RSS feed to get regular updates or just look-in whenever you feel like it: www.volstate.edu/Blog
Twitter: We send info about campus events and happenings on our main Twitter page. Follow us: www.volstate.edu/Twitter
Text Messages: We offer important announcements, including emergencies, weather delays and cancelations, in a text alert system sent directly to your phone or email. You can sign-up by campus and also choose whether or not to receive additional college tips and information via text alert. It's free and you can sign-up here: www.volstate.edu/Text
Web Page: The Vol State website is your primary hub for everything Vol State. You can use the A-Z index to locate specific programs or offices. The People Finder will help you look up instructors or staff. www.volstate.edu
My Vol State and Email: You'll be receiving important notices throughout the school year on your student email account. It's important to check this often. This is our way of reaching you individually with important information about things such as financial aid. You can access your email by using the My Vol State web page. My Vol State helps you connect to online classes as well. Keep an eye on the My Vol State page for other campus information, such as stories from the Settler student newspaper. https://portal.volstate.edu
Have a great semester and stay in touch!
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Posted by Vol State at 12:37 PM
Friday, August 8, 2014
Posted by Vol State at 8:58 AM