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fyre at Buccaneer Ridge



The FYRE Living-Learning Community at Buc Ridge provides an engaging and fun residential experience for new students as you transition to campus. As a first-year student in FYRE, you will meet new people, learn more about yourself, and explore the resources and opportunities available to you here at ETSU.  The students in FYRE connect to the campus through intentionally-designed programs and activities that have included social gatherings at the Buccaneer Ridge Club House, food drives that support Bucky’s Food Pantry, stress and time management presentations, and opportunities to meet campus leaders.

The FYRE Living-Learning Community is a partnership of the Office of New Student and Family Programs, the Student Organization Resource Center (SORC), the Office of Equity and Diversity, and the Department of Housing and Residence Life.


Applications must be received by May 1st for full consideration.


Community Requirements:

  • Enroll and fully participate in PREVIEW 2017; registration will open in summer 2017 and is a $50.00 cost.
  • Demonstrate a commitment to the FYRE LLC by participating in activities and programs throughout the academic year and committing to the FYRE Community Standards.  Students are expected to participate in a minimum of 2 activities per month. 
  • Enroll in the designated section of ETSU 1020: Foundations of Student Success, in the fall 2017 term.
  • Reside in a designated space within Buccaneer Ridge Apartments.  Spaces in the FYRE LLC are reserved only for accepted FYRE members.  
  • Commit to the community standards. 
  • Participate in a short interview and be selected for the community. 
  • Must be a student who is advised through the University Advisement Center.

To stay in the community, students must:

  • Participate in a minimum of 70% of the planned activities of the community in a semester.
  • Be in good academic standing at the end of the first semester.
  • Be in good standing with regards to student conduct.

 Contact Adrianna Guram, Assistant Director of Academic Initiatives, at    with questions.



Community Coordinator Bio:

Heather Levesque

Heather Levesque



Responsible for New Student & Family Programs including New Student Orientation, Parent Orientation, Welcome Week, Family Weekend, Preview, and the Parent Pride newsletter.  Advises the Preview and Orientation Leader Organization (POLO).  Serves as the Division liaison to other offices and areas regarding first year students including ETSU 1020 and first year Living and Learning Communities.

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