Welcome to East Tennessee State University and to LAUNCH — the online orientation program for our newest Buccaneers. LAUNCH is required of all new students, freshmen and transfers. Attendance at a one-day on ground orientation is also required of all new students that live within 250 miles of the Johnson City, Tennessee campus. All students are encouraged to attend and guests are welcome. International Students, Cohort Students, and Second Degree Students who attended ETSU are exempt from the on ground orientation.
Any other exemption requests (including those who live outside the 250 mile radius) should be sent in writing from your ETSU Email/GoldMail account to email@example.com. You must include your name and E-Number.
If you are unable to make a payment using a debit or credit card please contact our office at firstname.lastname@example.org or 423-439-4210 to complete a reservation form and make a payment using cash or check.
* Please note that parents and guests have their own track of activities and will not be with their students for all of the day's events.
You will need your username, given to you in your acceptance packet.
Please provide your immunization records to the Student Health Clinic 10 days prior to attending orientation in order to be able to register for classes. For more information click on the Immunization Information tab to your left.
Click HERE to begin LAUNCH.