Cleveland State Looking Forward to Spring 2021 Term

Cleveland State Looking Forward to Spring 2021 Term

Tuesday, December 15, 2020 12:00 AM

2020 is just a couple of weeks away from becoming a chapter in the history books. However, Cleveland State Community College continues to make historic strides of its own as it prepares for the Spring 2021 semester while dealing with the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.

“Our top priority will continue to be the health and safety of our employees, students and guests,” said Dr. Bill Seymour, Cleveland State Community College President. “Cleveland State's commitment to safety protocols during the pandemic have been very successful.  Given the continual increase in COVID-19 cases in our region, it makes good sense to continue with both our increased hybrid and online teaching modes for the next semester.”

With applications being accepted and registration now underway through the new year, students, faculty, staff, and visitors to Cleveland State are getting a glimpse of what 2021 has in store for those who come on campus. Similar to the fall semester, the next term will be heavy on hybrid and fully online courses.  Hybrid classes have some on-campus meetings while fully online classes do not.  Technical programs that require hands-on experience will continue face-to-face as well as laboratory classes.

With Cleveland State closed January 18, 2021 in observance of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday, all online, hybrid, and on-campus courses begin Tuesday, January 19. Cleveland State’s “Return To Campus” Phase IV procedures will allow its campuses to be open Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. On Fridays, the college will offer services remotely via online, telephone, or e-mail communication. There are exceptions in regards to some services including, but not limited to, the Cleveland State Library, math labs, academic classes, and workforce training options.

When visiting any CSCC facility this spring, there will be designated doors open for use as an entrance or exit. Most doors will be locked to all employees, students, and visitors. Signage will be posted to notify people of the proper door to enter at each building. At the proper entrance, everyone will visit a checkpoint table before being allowed access to the building. Workers will verify all those entering are wearing a proper face covering, as well as having COVID screening questionnaire and temperature check confirmation.

Temperatures are checked via touchless infrared thermometers prior to accessing any CSCC building. COVID-19 screening questionnaires can be found each day online at Once entrance has been granted, all campus visitors will receive a wristband to wear for the rest of the day which gives them access to any open facilities on campus.

At Cleveland State, everyone is required to maintain six feet of distance while sitting, standing, meeting, talking, etc… in all settings while on campus. Group seating or group activity areas on campus will have reduced seating capacity. Increased restroom and touchpoint cleaning will take place on the CSCC campuses in Cleveland, Athens, and Vonore. The college requests that everyone continue to practice good habits such as washing their hands frequently, as well as using hand sanitizing stations in each building.

Cleveland State Community College follows guidelines recommended by the Center for Disease Control, the Tennessee Board of Regents, and local Health Departments. For more information about Cleveland State and how it is dealing with COVID-19, visit the college’s COVID-19 page at or call 423.472.7141 for the latest information.

To apply for admissions this spring, visit the college at MyCS.CC/ApplyNow. Students are currently enrolled online and on-campus through the CSCC main campus in Cleveland, Tennessee, as well as CSCC’s Athens Center in Athens, Tennessee and Monroe County Center in Vonore, Tennessee. Registration is now available online through January 14. The last day to submit applications for admissions is Friday, January 8.


CSCC earned the Tennessee Board of Regent’s 2019 College Of The Year. CSCC directly serves Bradley, McMinn, Meigs, Monroe, and Polk Counties in Tennessee. The College System of Tennessee is the state’s largest public higher education system, with 13 community colleges, 27 colleges of applied technology and the online TN eCampus serving more than 140,000 students.


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