Welcome to the Volunteer Bridge Program!
Students live the UT student life while starting college at Pellissippi State Community College.
The Volunteer Bridge Program is a unique living and learning community designed to give new students a seamless transition from freshman year at PSCC to sophomore year and beyond at UT.
Incoming freshmen who are eligible to participate in this program will receive a personal invitation from the University of Tennessee Office of Undergraduate Admissions. Those choosing to participate can then complete a simple confirmation process through the VIP portal. All students interested in being invited to the program should be sure to submit an admission application to UT, as that is the first step in receiving an invitation to join the Volunteer Bridge Program.
Bridge students can live on UT’s campus (or commute if a local student)* starting this summer or fall and take advantage of services and resources at both UT and PSCC throughout freshman year. Students who begin the program in 2nd summer session will take 4-8 hours of coursework at UT before transitioning to fall and spring courses at PSCC; students who begin in the fall semester will take all classes at PSCC while in the program. Upon successful completion of the program, students will transition back to UT for sophomore year coursework and beyond.
Bridge students live together on the UT campus as part of a Living and Learning Community (LLC), unless they are classified as commuter students*. They also have a UT student ID and may take advantage of nearly all of the student services and activities available to UT students.
If you would like to learn more about the program, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (865)974-3523.
* Effective for the 2016-17 academic year, Bridge students are eligible to live off-campus. The above guideline is not a guarantee of UT housing or an enforced policy. Off-campus housing options can be found at the “Off-Campus Housing Service” link on commuter.utk.edu.