October 31st, 2022

Dear Chattanooga State Community,

Happy Halloween!

I hope your semester is going well and you are working diligently on your studies. Don’t forget to step outside and enjoy the beautiful autumn colors and weather!

October has been advising month and over the last few weeks we’ve introduced you to the advisors here at ChattState. Registration for Spring 2023 opens November 7 and you will need to have your PIN to register. You get your PIN from your advisor; if you haven’t already, schedule an appointment with your advisor so you can get registered as soon as registration opens.

This year, we’re upping the ante on registration: not only do those who register first get the pick of the best classes, but everyone who registers by November 30 is automatically eligible to win one of twenty $100 gift cards. Those who register by November 15 will have their name entered into the drawing TWICE!

There is no cost to register for classes now, so go ahead.

  1. Make an appointment with your advisor
  2. Get your PIN
  3. Register for classes on November 7


First Generation College Students Celebration

Join us to Celebrate our First Gen Students!

It takes determination, dedication, and perseverance to be the first, plus celebrating “Firsts” is always fun. Our month-long Celebration of First Generation College Students starts today and ends on GivingTuesday, November 29. Please join us for 29 Days of Thanks and Giving as we celebrate Meaningful Mondays, Testimonial Tuesdays, Where Are They Now Wednesdays, Throwback Thursdays, and Fun Fridays. Please follow our digital campaign on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and chattanoogastate.edu/firstgen.

Please make plans to join us for National First Gen College Student Day on Tuesday, November 8. We will have First Gen buttons, a photo booth, a message board and more! All events will be held on our main campus located at 4501 Amnicola Highway and are open to the public:

9:00am: First Gen Coffee & Conversation, Faculty Staff Dining Room

  • Join us for a panel discussion of the personal experiences of local leaders who are first generation alumni and graduates

1:00pm: First Gen Support Services Student Panel, Library Mobile Classroom

  • Join us for a panel discussion with current students and professionals from our Student Support Center
  • This event will be live-streamed: Tiger.fyi/firstgen

4:30 - 6:00pm: First Gen & Friends Mix & Mingle, CETAS Room 107

  • Join us for a casual networking event with booths on university transfer & career options

Proceeds for the monthlong campaign will fund the Chattanooga State Foundation’s Tom Edd Wilson First in the Family Scholarship for first-generation students. You can help us celebrate and honor first gen college students by making a gift today: chattanoogastate.edu/donate.


Hard Conversations

The Fall 2022 Hard Conversation Series is ongoing with the following events

November 6


Managing Mid-term Stress

In Person (HSC 1083) & Virtual

November 8


How do art and music therapy positively impact mental health?

In person (HSC 1083) and Virtual

November 8


You Are Not Alone: First Generation Support Services Panel Discussion

Library Mobile Classroom

November 10


Job Search and Social Media


November 14


Support, Not Shame: Discussing drugs, recovery, and resources


November 18


What do Grades Have to Do With It?



Soar 2023 Art Gallery Submissions Due by Dec. 9

Virtual art gallery submissions are due by Dec. 9, 2022, to allow students time to create work based on this year’s theme “Tennessee on my Mind.”

The fifth annual SOAR celebration is set for March 28-29, 2023, in Nashville.


Student Resources


We have tons of resources to help you complete your goals from academic support to general support. Tutoring is an important service that can help you succeed in your classes. From writing to math tutoring and many subjects in between, we can help you pass or ace your classes.

Learn More about Tutoring

For a complete list of student resources, visit the Student Resources page.


Rebecca Ashford, Ed.D.