We’re so pleased that you’ll be joining us for your Interview Day! Feel free to reach out to our Admissions Office any time by emailing us at COPadmissions@etsu.edu or calling us at 423-439-6338.
Schedule of the Day
Applicants are scheduled for two one-on-one interviews, each lasting 30 minutes. One interviewer will be a current GCOP student and one will be another stakeholder (for example, a faculty member or local pharmacist).
If you bring a guest with you, they’ll be with you for the welcome session, student panel, and lunch. While you’re interviewing, they’re invited to joins us for a guest session and tour.
9:00 a.m. Check-in
9:15 a.m. Welcome session
10:00 a.m. First interview
10:45 a.m. Second interview
11:30 a.m. Why Gatton?
11:45 a.m. Q&A with student panel
12:15 p.m. Lunch with faculty
1:00 p.m. Departure
All guests must obtain a visitor parking permit. Please request a visitor permit from ETSU Parking Services at least one business day prior to your visit. (Print and place on the front dashboard of your vehicle.) If you will be using a rental car, please email us directly at COPadmissions@etsu.edu.
Gatton College of Pharmacy is located on the James H. Quillen Veterans Affairs Medical Center (VA) campus, which is across the street from ETSU's main campus. The College is Building 7, at the corner of Fifth Street and Maple Avenue. Please park in the large lot on the corner of Fifth Street and Ashe Avenue. (See this detailed map of the VA campus.)
The VA campus is situated on federal property called Mountain Home, which is surrounded by the City of Johnson City, Tennessee. Some GPS systems and web mapping services have difficulty finding Mountain Home, so we suggest using the following address to reach the entrance of the VA campus:
1500 West State of Franklin Road
Johnson City, TN 37604
From West State of Franklin Road, turn onto Mountain Home Drive (between two banks). Cross the railroad tracks and enter the VA campus by turning left onto Lake Drive West. At the first stop sign, go straight to drive onto Fifth Street. You will pass Building 7 (the College of Pharmacy) on your right. Continue on Fifth Street, and the parking lot is on the left.
How to get here, where to stay, and what to do
Here’s a list of accommodations in Johnson City. Be sure to ask if the hotel offers an ETSU discount!
The closest hotels to Bill Gatton College of Pharmacy, which are not conducive to walking:
Hampton Inn (508 North State of Franklin Road, Johnson City) – 0.8 mile
Carnegie Hotel (1216 West State of Franklin Road, Johnson City) – 0.9 mile
If you are staying in a hotel in Johnson City and need transportation from your hotel to the College, we may be able to assist you. Please contact us in advance at 423-439-6338 or COPadmissions@etsu.edu.
The closest airport is Tri-Cities Airport (TRI), approximately 18 miles from campus.
About the Area
From mountains and microbreweries to trampoline parks and themed festivals, Johnson City has something for everybody! We hope you explore the area while you’re in town: