Dyersburg, Tennessee – Dyersburg State Community College (DSCC) has announced plans to return to in-person instruction for the upcoming fall semester with classes beginning Aug. 23.
“Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, DSCC managed to stay open to its students by providing them with a flexible instructional model,” stated Dr. Karen Bowyer, president of DSCC. “Our students persevered and our faculty and staff were diligent in making sure they had what they needed to continue their education. We look forward to bringing faculty and students back this fall to a more normal and traditional college experience.”
Students will be able to choose from a modified flexible instructional model that will include in-person classes, a combination of either online instruction or Zoom teleconferencing and in-person instruction, or online instruction using eLearn.
The College plans to monitor changes to COVID-19 data and will abide by future recommendations provided by federal and state officials, and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention.
As COVID-19 concerns are ongoing, guidelines for keeping the DSCC community safe and healthy will include face mask requirements; daily temperature checks and health screenings before entering buildings; social distancing in classrooms and public spaces; additional cleaning by DSCC custodial staff; daily protocols for disinfecting desks, frequently-touched items and equipment; and limiting building entrances and exits to promote social distancing. These guidelines will allow those on-site to limit exposure to others and help maintain a safe and healthy learning environment for the entire college community.
DSCC health and safety guidelines are aligned with the recommendations set forth by the CDC, the Tennessee Department of Health; the State of Tennessee’s reopening commitment in the Tennessee Pledge; and the Guidelines for Higher Education.
“We look forward to seeing our faculty and students back on-site this fall semester,” stated Dr. Jan Reid-Bunch, vice president for DSCC. “We are optimistic that we will be able to provide students a more traditional classroom atmosphere with face-to-face interactions with their instructors, group events, and student life activities.”
Current students are encouraged to register for classes as soon as possible in order to secure the best class selections, while new students should make an appointment to meet with an advisor and apply at www.dscc.edu/apply. In-person or virtual advising appointments, as well as a tour of the campus or centers, can be made online at www.dscc.edu/appointment.
For more information, students may visit or contact a One-Stop Center at the Dyersburg campus at 731-286-3350, the Gibson County Center in Trenton at 731-855-1419, or the Jimmy Naifeh Center at Tipton County at 901-475-3100