Weekend Events

Welcome Week 2015Welcome Weekend, August 28-30

Friday, August 28 and Saturday, August 29:  “Pneumatica” performances by Squonk Opera at Founders Park
Free Admission, Times Vary.  Visit www.etsu.edu/martin for details.
Hosted by ETSU’s Mary B. Martin School of the Arts.

Friday, August 28:  Shades of Africa Welcome Party
6:00 p.m., Presbyterian House
Hosted by Shades of Africa

Saturday, August 29:  SGA Outdoor Concert:  SWITCHFOOT, with special guest, Colony House
7:30 p.m., CPA Backyard
Free with ETSU ID. Public tickets available online at www.etsu.edu/sga.                                                

 ETSU Native American Festival

International Peace, September 16-21 and ETSU Native American Festival, September 18-19

International Peace week finishes up with a 2-day celebration of the Native American Heritage! Discover Native American arts, music and historical legends, with an emphasis on the Cherokee culture. Award winning dancers, storytellers, and artists gather at the circle (in the ETSU Amphitheatre) to share knowledge and demonstrate skills including:

  • Music,
  • Hoop Dancer
  • Grass Dancer
  •  Jingle Dresser
  • Chicken Dancer
  • Fancy Shaw
  • Fancy Dancer
  •   Northern and Southern Traditional dance,
  • Flute Player,
  • Storytelling,
  • Beadwork,
  • Blowgun making
  • Arrow head
  • Wood Carver
  • Shell Carving
  • Stone Carving
  • Basket weaving
  • Bark biting
  • Stick Ball
  • Vendors-Fry Bread
12:00 p.m. Noon- 7:00 p.m. Friday, September 18, and 11:00 a.m.—7:00 p.m. Saturday, September 19

Saturday, September 19:  Mid-Autumn Chinese Moon Festival
12:00 p.m. Noon, CPA Overhang


Homecoming Weekend, September 25-27

Friday, September 25: 

Homecoming Parade
6:00 p.m.  Beginning on the ETSU main campus and ending in downtown Johnson City at Founder's Park

Homecoming Pep Rally
6:45 p.m. Founder's Park, Downtown Johnson CityHomecoming 2015

The Breakfast Club – Free Concert
7:30 p.m., Founders Park, Downtown Johnson City

Emmanuel & Phillip Hudson-Comedy Show
8:00 p.m. Emmanuel and Phillip Hudson Performing Live
Culp Auditorium, Students FREE with ETSU ID,
General Admission $5.00 at the Door.

Saturday, September 26                

ETSU Football Tailgate
8:00 a.m., Parking Areas adjacent to Kermit Tipton Stadium

Homecoming 5K
Run/Walk hosted by Campus Recreation to benefit the ETSU Child Study Center
9:00 a.m., CPA 
Visit www.etsu.edu/coe/child or email for registration details.

Buc Walk —Pre-Game Tradition Begins!
11:55 a.m. at Food City Fan Zone (Lot A at Kermit-Tipton Stadium)

ETSU Football vs. Emory & Henry College
Homecoming Football Game—Kickoff at 1:30 p.m.
Kermit-Tipton Stadium

National Pan-Hellenic Council Step Show
6:00 p.m., Brooks Gym
Visit www.etsu.edu/greeklife for tickets and information.

Sunday, September 27                 

Gospel Choir Homecoming Concert
3:00 p.m., Culp Auditorium
ETSU Gospel Choir featuring special performances by the praise and dance teams


Freaky Fright Fest Weekend

Freaky Fright Fest, October 30-31

Friday, October 30:  RHA Haunted House
7:00 p.m.- 10:00 p.m., Carter Hall            

Friday, October 30:  Free Interactive Movie:  Rocky Horror Picture Show
8:30 p.m., Cave Patio
Sponsored by Buctainment


SGA Fall Major Event Weekend, November 6-7     SGA Fall Major Event Weekend    

Saturday, November 7:  SGA Major Concert:  LUPE FIASCO with special guest Austin Brown
7:30 p.m., Freedom Hall
Visit www.etsu.edu/sga for tickets and information.



Saturday, October 17:  Pride Walk Street Painting
Pedestrian Mall, 11:00 a.m.—5:00 p.m. 

Saturday, October 24:  ETSU Voice Competition
7:00 p.m., Culp Auditorium
Sponsored by Black Affairs Association                               

Saturday, November 14:  Hungama-Diwali Show
7:00 p.m. Culp: Auditorium
Sponsored by South Asian Cultural Exchange 

Friday, November 20:  African Night
7:00 p.m., Culp Ballroom
Sponsored by Shades of Africa


Buctainment: Entertainment Bucstyle!Buctainment's Fall Free Movie Series:
Friday, August 28
Jurassic World , Auditorium, 7 p.m.

Friday, September 11
Pitch Perfect 2 , Auditorium, 7 p.m.

Tuesday, September 15
The Notebook , Amphitheater, 7 p.m.

Friday, September 18
The Visitor , Auditorium, 7 p.m.

Friday, October 2
Minions , Auditorium, 7 p.m.

Friday, October 16
Trainwreck , Auditorium, 7 p.m.

Friday, October 23
Vacation, Auditorium, 7 p.m.

Friday, October 30
Rocky Horror Picture Show , Cave Patio, 8:30 p.m.

Friday, November 13
Sinister 2 , Auditorium, 7 p.m.

VETSU's Service Saturday's
Explore Your Passion.  Share Your Energy.  Be the Change.

Through partnerships with more than twenty different service-based organizations, Volunteer ETSU,  with support of the Office of Community Service Programs, assists emerging citizen leaders in successfully building on the existing assets in communities while addressing community issues and concerns with thoughtful, substantial approaches. The Service Saturdays Program offers ETSU students a unique opportunity to serve Johnson City and Washington County with passion and energy.  By developing new, "place-based" knowledge through service experience, ETSU students can more thoroughly scrutinize their academic foundation, and grow as community-minded scholars.    

Registration for Service Saturday is required and available on a first-come, first-serve basis. If you want to serve at a particular site or with a particular group of people, please email to let us know. Each volunteer must complete an individual registration form to participate. 

All registered volunteers will receive a confirmation email prior to the event with further information, including appropriate work attire. 

Questions? Contact the Office of Community Service Programs at  or (423) 439-8328.

* All students under the age of 18 must receive parental/guardian consent to participate. If you need a waiver beforehand for your parent/guardian to sign, please contact the email above and we will make one available to you.
**The Office of Community Service Programs and Volunteer ETSU does not guarantee group placement, but will do our best to coordinate those efforts.



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