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Student Services

Payment of student fees at both UT and PSCC gives Volunteer Bridge students access to a variety of student services at both campuses.

Academic Support

Volunteer Bridge students are assigned an academic coach at UT. Academic coaches assist with study skills, time management, test-taking skills, and can refer students to various student support resources, including tutoring. Students should meet with their academic coaches throughout the semester.

Volunteer Bridge Program students also have access to academic advising, free tutoring, counseling, and academic success workshops at both UT and PSCC.

After successfully completing the Volunteer Bridge Program and transferring to UT, students can visit the Student Success Center to work with an academic coach, find tutoring resources, and receive referrals to other support services.


Volunteer Bridge students have full access to the full collections at both UT and PSCC libraries.


Volunteer Bridge students have full access to computer facilities, including wireless access and computer labs, at both institutions.

Student Health & Student Counseling

Volunteer Bridge students have access to Student Health Service and the Counseling Center  at UT, as well as free personal and academic counseling at all of the PSCC campuses.

Disability Services

Students with disabilities need to contact disability services offices at both institutions.

At UT, contact the Office of Disability Services at 865-974-6087 or

At PSCC, contact the Office of Disability Services at 865-539-7153 or

Academic Advising

Volunteer Bridge students will work with academic advisors from PSCC and coaches from UT throughout their tenure in the program.


Volunteer Bridge students are not required to purchase a UT meal plan. Students beginning the program in summer session can purchase a summer meal plan (optional). Volunteer Bridge students who wish to purchase a UT meal plan for fall/spring can choose any of the meal plans offered by Volunteer Dining (commuter, non-commuter, or apartment, regardless of status). Students select their meal plan (or no meal plan) when they contract for housing. This contract is binding, and meal plans cannot be canceled. However, they can be changed up to three times up to the 26th day of the semester (fall/spring).

PSCC does not offer meal plans. Meals can be purchased at each PSCC campus with cash or credit.