Below is general information regarding New Student Orientation. If you have specific questions or need more information please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org . Provide your name and E number for reference.
We begin contacting students via their ETSU assigned GoldMail/email in early April for students entering in the summer, early May for students entering in the fall, and late October/early November for students entering in the spring semester. Your GoldMail information was listed in your acceptance letter.
You should register early to receive your first choice of dates. Space is limited and dates will close when filled. In order to ensure that we are ready to assist you with all of your specific needs and questions, you must register at least 7 days prior to the event. You will be sent a confirmation email to your Goldmail account once you have completed registration for orientation.
The 2016-2017 Orientation Dates can be found HERE.
The LAUNCH programs provide a wealth of online resources designed to assist you in your transition to ETSU. LAUNCH is available to you throughout your first semester at ETSU.
On ground orientation provides you the opportunity to be advised and to register for classes; receive your ETSU Student ID card; become familiar with campus, student services, and involvement opportunities; meet university staff and students; and to get answers to any remaining questions you may have. Sample Schedule
New ETSU freshman students who are taking all classes in the fall semester at the ETSU Kingsport campus will attend orientation on-site in Kingsport. Transfer students must attend sessions on the main campus. New ETSU freshman students who are taking all fall semester classes in Kingsport can register for a Kingsport orientation through the orientation system. If you have questions call 423-392-8000 for assistance. ETSU students who are taking any fall semester classes in Johnson City and transfer students must come to the main campus for orientation and should follow the instructions outlined in the invitation.
Dress for orientation is casual. You may want to bring a light jacket or sweater since we will be in air-conditioned facilities. Wear comfortable shoes for walking around campus. Check the weather and plan accordingly. You may be outside and moving from building to building. Bring an umbrella or rain jacket if there is a chance of rain.
Once you have made a reservation and wish to change the session date you can log into the orientation system and change your date at any time. Reservations can be changed to another orientation if space is available. We recommend you change your orientation date at least 7 days prior to the event you desire to attend. You will be sent a confirmation email to your Goldmail account once the request has been processed. If you have trouble feel free to contact the Office of New Student & Family Programs at email@example.com.
In order to add a guest you may log back into the orientation system and add a guest at any time. 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.
Parents, guests, or students requiring special assistance or interpreters for the hearing-impaired should contact the Office of Disability Services with questions at (423) 439-8346 and submit an accommodation request at the link below at least ten days prior to the event. http://www.etsu.edu/students/disable/forms/accomodationrequest.aspx
It is highly recommended that a completed IMMUNIZATION FORM be received by student health 30 DAYS PRIOR TO YOUR ORIENTATION DATE. Failure to complete this form may impact your ability to register for classes during orientation.
Please fax the completed form to (423-439-4560) or email to (firstname.lastname@example.org ). For a complete list of immunization requirements please visit: www.etsu.edu/immunizations. If you are under the age of 18, a parent or guardian is required by law to complete the Meningitis/Hepatitis B History Form.
The ETSU Department of Housing and Residence Life invites you to join us during Orientation and experience the educational communities in our residence halls and apartments during FIRST LOOK 2016.
FIRST LOOK is an opportunity for new ETSU Buccaneers and their families to meet other new students, enjoy social and educational activities, and connect with current students, staff, and advisors in a pre-orientation experience. This program is at no cost to registered students and guests, and features lodging (during summer orientations), dinner and breakfast, as well as the opportunity to begin building connections at ETSU.
Visit our website for more information and to sign-up; space is limited, so we encourage you to sign-up early!
Please contact the Office of Housing & Residence Life at 423-439-4446
ETSU's new student orientation fee is $30 per student. There is an additional $30 fee per guest. These fees are non-refundable. ETSU's new student orientation fee and guest fees cover the costs associated with the LAUNCH program, on ground orientation program, related meals, training, materials, new student handbook, and other activities.
Directions to campus and parking information can be found HERE.
Please plan to arrive on campus, park, and check-in at the D.P.Culp University Center Ballroom located on the 3rd floor of the building. Check-In starts at 8:15 a.m. and ends at 9:00 a.m. Specific details will be available in the confirmation email sent to your Goldmail account.
For more information on campus services and programs click HERE.