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Back together and better than ever.

Tennessee Tech is committed to always putting students first. That’s why we are preparing to resume primarily in-person classes, activities and events on campus. Our mission is to serve students, and while technology has been invaluable over the past year in facilitating classes, the friendships and connections of a traditional on- campus experience cannot be replaced. Wings Up for Fall 2021!

Starting August 19, the university will temporarily require masks for everyone when inside campus facilities. This applies to faculty, staff, students, vendors and visitors.

Exceptions include private offices, residence hall rooms, individual study/practice spaces, open student study areas in the library, while participating in fitness activities, and while eating and drinking.

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Tech Fall 2021

Tennessee Tech will be in full flight for Fall 2021, offering students the in-person classes and campus activities they expect from a full college experience.  

Entering freshmen will find more than 80 percent of classes offered are in-person. Less than 15 percent are a hybrid of in-person and online, and only about five percent are completely online. 

In full flight also means that Tech is prepared to adjust to any challenges that could arise related to the health and safety of the campus community. 

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September 15, 2021

Free tests still available 
Free testing for all faculty, staff and students continues to be available daily at Tech’s Health Services. Call 372-3320 to make an appointment. Free COVID-19 vaccines are available every weekday 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Tech’s Health Services. Please call 372-3320 before visiting.  

Although the number of people on campus reporting testing positive for COVID-19 has decreased this week, the best course of action is being vaccinated. Health Services remains the easiest way be vaccinated for the campus community.  

Faculty Senate Resolutions Recognize Healthcare Workers, Encourage Vaccinations 
Tech’s Faculty Senate passed two resolutions on Monday, both related to the campus experience with COVID-19.  Here are the highlights from those resolutions.  

In one resolution, the Tech Faculty Senate strongly encourages faculty, staff, students, subcontractors, and campus visitors to follow current COVID-19 guidelines and to follow recommendations for vaccinations.

In another, the senate recognizes the strength, compassion, dedication and professionalism of all healthcare workers in the Upper Cumberland; the unwavering resolve of healthcare professionals at Cookeville Regional Medical Center; the tireless efforts of healthcare workers at TTU Health Services; and the dedication and commitment of the faculty, staff and students in the Whitson-Hester School of Nursing.  

August 23, 2021

If you as a student, faculty or staff member experience COVID-19 symptoms, test positive or experience close contact, please use the self-report form found at

The form will ask you a series of questions and you will be contacted about next steps.

In response to last week’s frequently asked questions, here are two reminders:

  • The CDC recommends that you quarantine if you have been in close contact (within 6 feet of someone for a cumulative total of 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period) with someone who has COVID-19, unless you have been fully vaccinated.
  • People who are fully vaccinated do NOT need to quarantine after contact with someone who had COVID-19 unless they have symptoms. However, fully vaccinated people should get tested 3-5 days after their exposure, even if they don’t have symptoms and wear a mask indoors in public for 14 days following exposure or until their test result is negative. Masks are currently required in all indoor campus facilities, regardless of vaccination status.

Remember, vaccines are available every day at Health Services from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Call (931) 372-3320 to make an appointment for vaccine.

If you have questions, email or call 372-6328.

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