ETSU PRIDE is an annual awareness campaign celebrating the long, proud history of East Tennessee State University and marking the beginning of a new academic year. Activities take place throughout the month of August and span Tri-Cities region. 

2015 PRIDE Sign pick up locations list available now click here or click on the logo to download a copy of the list.


August 20 - September 3, 2015

Early August - Hospitality Team will deliver coasters, signs, and other paraphernalia to business in Johnson City, Elizabethton, Bristol and Kingsport

August 12 - ETSU PRIDE presentation will be made during JC/Washington County Chamber of Commerce breakfast.

August 17 & 18 - ETSU PRIDE Decorating Contests for ETSU offices and Tri-Cities homes or businesses - Click here to download the community decorating flyer and  click here for the campus decorating flyer.

August 19 - ETSU PRIDE Night at Bristol Motor Speedway

August 20 - ETSU PRIDE Move In Day

August 21 - ETSU PRIDE Blue and Gold Day

August 26 - ETSU PRIDE Community Showcase

August 27 - ETSU PRIDE Night with the Elizabethton Twins

August 27 - Tri-Cities College Fair sponsored by ETSU at Freedom Hall in Johnson City, 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m./6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Click here for more information.

August 28 - ETSU PRIDE Day at the Appalachian Fair. ETSU Students get in for $5 with ID

August 28-29 - Squonk Opera at Founder’s Park

August 29 - Switchfoot concert at CPA backyard,7:30 pm. Alumni and Community tickets $15 online and $20 at gate.

September 2 - New Bucky Unveiling at Pep Rally/Bonfire 8pm

September 3 - ETSU PRIDE Football/7:30 p.m.

Check out the 2014 ETSU PRIDE Decorating Contest Campus pictures Here!

Check out the 2014 ETSU PRIDE Decorating Contest Community pictures HERE!

There are a number of volunteer opportunities available in every community in our region, whether it is at the individual level or as a part of a group. For more details, contact the ETSU Alumni Office at (423) 439-4218 or e-mail