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Columbia State Follett Online Bookstore

The Columbia State Follett online bookstore is still available and is offering extended FREE GROUND SHIPPING on all orders. Please go to Columbia State Online Bookstore.

*Note: Some items may have limited availability. These items are noted as “backordered” because they may ship from locations affected by a COVID-19 closure. If backordered items are purchased, they will ship as soon as they are able.

COVID-19: FREE eTextbook Options Available Through the Columbia State Follett Bookstore.
The Columbia State Follett Bookstore has partnered with RedShelf and participating publishers to provide FREE eBooks where available to affected students. For details, click Student Response - RedShelf.


Forms Made Fillable

In order to make it easier for everyone during this virtual transition, the following forms on the Records web page will allow you to insert your information:

For the Intent to Graduate and the Request for Technical Certificate forms, students may complete the forms and email them from their Columbia State email to their advisor, etc. for approval. That individual’s approval will consist of reviewing the form and approving it by emailing to records@ColumbiaState.edu from their Columbia State email.

For the Change of Major forms, students may complete those and email them to proessing@ColumbiaState.edu from their Columbia State email address. This may serve as the student’s signature.


Pulse App to Access Online Campus (D2L)

Brightspace Pulse is a mobile app that helps you keep track of important updates. It brings information together in one place so you can spend less time organizing and more time learning.


Testing Services Announcement

Testing Services staff are currently working remotely to assist students, faculty, staff, and clients.  You may contact us by email at TestingServices@ColumbiaState.edu or by phone at 615.900.0582 with questions and concerns, Monday through Friday, from 7:45 a.m. until 4:15 p.m.  From 4:15 p.m. until 6:p.m., Monday through Thursday, please call 931.246.6680 for assistance.  All test proctoring services (on-ground) at all locations have been suspended until further notice. The Appointment Scheduler has been suspended until further notice.

If you are a student, remember to continue to check your ChargerNet, Self-Service Banner and your Columbia State email accounts for more information.


Financial Aid Announcement

Financial Aid staff are currently working remotely to assist students and families. You may still contact us by email at FinancialAid@ColumbiaState.edu or by phone at 931.540.8267 with questions, for financial advising, or for instructions on how to complete financial aid requirements. During the hours of 7:45 a.m. to 6 p.m., you may also call 615.796.6325 for assistance. Remember to continue to check your ChargerNet, Self-Service Banner and Columbia State email accounts for more information.

During this time we may be experiencing an abnormally large volume of emails and we will get back to you as quickly as possible. Thank you for your patience. Also, you can continue to communicate with your FA staff. If you call a staff member’s direct line, available from the Employee Directory, you’ll be asked to state your name and will be transferred to the person you are calling.

For more information on Financial Aid, please click Columbia State Financial Aid.


Free Broadband Resources for Students

As a result of the COVID-19 outbreak, several broadband companies have announced they will provide free broadband access for students.

Charter to Offer Free Access to Spectrum Broadband & Wi-Fi for 60 Days for New K-12 and College Student Households and More

Beginning Monday, March 16, Charter Communications will offer free Spectrum broadband and Wi-Fi access for 60 days to households with K-12 and/or college students who do not already have a Spectrum broadband subscription at any service level up to 100 Mbps. In addition, installation fees will be waived for new students households. Charter will also open its Wi-Fi hotspots across their footprint for public use. Call 1-844-488-8395 for more information. Read the news release here.
For a map of Spectrum Wi-Fi hotspots, visit https://www.spectrum.com/free-wifi-hotspots/tennessee

Comcast Announces Comprehensive COVID-19 Response to Help Keep Americans Connected to the Internet

Comcast is taking steps to help people stay connected to the internet during the COVID-19 pandemic. Xfinity Wi-Fi hotspots across the country will be available to anyone who needs them for free. For a map of Xfinity Wi-Fi hotspots, visit www.xfinity.com/wifi.

Comcast is also pausing their data plans for 60 days giving all customers unlimited data for no additional charge. They are also making it easier for low-income families who live within their service area to sign up by offering new customers 60 days of free Internet Essentials service. For more information, call 1-855-846-8376 (English) or 1-855-765-6995 (Spanish) or visit www.internetessentials.com. Read the news release here.

TDS Announces Free Broadband Access for New K-12, College Student Households and More For 60 Days

TDS Telecommunications, LLC will provide broadband access to low-income individuals and/or families with children and college students for 60 days. They will also open their Wi-Fi hotspots for 60 days. For more information, call 1-888-287-8156. Read the news release here.

Free Local Hotspots

GILES COUNTY

Pulaski

  • Downtown - around the square

HICKMAN COUNTY

  • Chamber of Commerce (Centerville)
  • McDonald's (Centerville)
  • East Hickman Library (Lyles)
  • Hickman County Library (Centerville)
  • River Park (Centerville)
    • Through TN Wireless: $5.99 for 8 hours or $8.99 for 24 hours

MAURY COUNTY

SPRING HILL:

  • 24/7 Drive-Up Mobile Wi-Fi Hotspots (Police Cruisers). Locate the network name and password visible from the dashboard. Do not touch the vehicle.
    • Spring Hill Public Library (first two rows of parking spots)
    • City Hall (first and second tiers of parking spots)
    • Port Royal Park
    • Kohl's at The Crossing
    • Publix
    • Campbell Station near People's Church
COLUMBIA:
Columbia Power & Water Systems
  • Network name: CPWS Powernet
  • Parking lot
Downtown Square
  • Around courthouse
  • May receive signal inside some buildings
Memorial Building
  • Back parking lot

PERRY COUNTY

  • Veterans Park

Linden

  • Main Street

WAYNE COUNTY

Clifton

  • Chamber of Commerce (password on door)
  • Library
  • Columbia State parking lot

Collinwood

  • Library

Waynesboro

  • Library
  • Sonic
  • McDonald's
  • Courthouse

WILLIAMSON

Franklin
  • Downtown Franklin (two-block area around the Square)
  • Harlinsdale Farm (with 100 yards of the Main Barn and by the Dog Park)
  • Easter Flank Battlefield Park (within 100 yards of the Event Facility)

OTHER

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