Welcome Alumni and Friends!

Join us for Homecoming 2015 & Your Class Reunion

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2015 ETSU Homecoming Schedule

Friday, September 25

49th Annual Alumni Golf Classic 

10:00 a.m.

Blackthorn Club at the Ridges

Open to all ETSU alumni, students, friends, and regional golfers. Players will compete in a two- person, select shot competition.

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Headlines Exhibit

9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Archives of Appalachia

(Sherrod Library Room 422)

Homecoming Headlines is an exhibit featuring homecoming programs, yearbooks, photographs, newspaper articles, and other materials which document ETSU’s homecoming history. The exhibit, which is free and open to the public, will be hosted by the Archives of Appalachia from Monday, September 21 to Friday, September 25.

Art & Craft Sale

Noon - 7 p.m.

Slocumb Galleries - Ball Hall

All-Greek Alumni 

Reunion Check-In

1 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Alumni Office (914 W. Maple Street)

Alumni participating in the All-Greek Reunion events may begin checking in to get weekend materials at the Alumni Office.


Social Work Homecoming Parade

3 p.m. - 5 p.m.

1276 Gilbreath Dr.

Picnic to celebrate Homecoming with Social Work Graduate and Undergraduate Students, Faculty and Staff.  Taking place at the picnic table next to the Lyle House.  In the event of inclement weather, the event will move to the CPA Multipurpose Room. 

ROTC Hall of Fame Induction

4:00 p.m. 

Basler CPA Multipurpose Room

Annual event hosted by the Military Science Department to induct distinguished ETSU ROTC Alumni into the ETSU ROTC Hall of Fame. 

College of Clinical and Rehabilitative Health Sciences Hall of Fame Dinner/Reception

4 p.m. - 7 p.m.

ETSU Culp Dining Room 2

The College of Clinical and Rehabilitative Health Sciences first annual Hall of Fame Recognition dinner hosts alumni, faculty and staff associated with the College. 

Homecoming Parade

6 p.m.

Walnut Street McDonald’s to Founders Park

ETSU student organizations, colleges and departments, as well as local community businesses are invited to participate in the 2015 Homecoming Parade.

Homecoming Pep Rally

6:45 p.m.

Founders Park

Following the homecoming parade, all ETSU Students and student organizations will gather in Founder's Park in downtown Johnson City to show ETSU PRIDE for their football team and cheer for the homecoming court one more time before Saturday's big game. 

College of Public Health Celebration Gala

6 p.m. -10 p.m. 

The Venue Downtown Johnson City

The College of Public Health will be hosting the Celebration Gala is an evening of food, music, and socializing to celebrate the College’s successes over the past 60 years. The event will be invite only with all Retirees, alumni, students, faculty/staff, and friends of the College being invited. Dr. Randy Wykoff will emcee and provide the audience with historical pictures and facts as the audience walks down memory lane. This is the culminating event of our week long “Celebrating Over a Half-Century of Health."

Roan Scholars Alumni Reunion

7 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Millennium Centre Ballroom

Reception for all Roan Alumni, current Roan Scholars, and other invited guests – honoring our Roan Alumni. Formal welcome and remarks at 8pm.

Homecoming Concert featuring The Breakfast Club

7:30 p.m.

Founders Park

The Breakfast Club will be performing in Founder's Park for Johnson City community ETSU homecoming celebration.

Homecoming Comedy Show featuring Emmanuel & Phillip Hudson

8 p.m.

D.P. Culp Auditorium

Black Affairs and SGA will be hosting Emmanuel and Phillip Hudson! This duo from Mississippi will be heating up the ETSU campus with their YOUTUBE sensations and hilarious personalities. Appearing in MTV2: Wild “N Out,” on Street 94.5 “The Morning Grind” morning show and others, their witty and bright humor will ratchet your laugh out loud until your sides hurt. Doors will open at 7:30!

General Admission Tickets $5 or Free with Student ID

Saturday, September 26

ETSU Football Tailgate

8 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Kermit Tipton Stadium Parking Areas 

Parking Areas adjacent to Kermit Tipton Stadium.  Set up may begin at 8 a.m. Food City Fan Zone activities begin at 11 a.m.

Homecoming 5k

9 a.m. 

CPA and Main Campus

Run/Walk hosted by Campus Recreation to benefit the ETSU Child Study Center.

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Roan All-Alumni Reunion Breakfast

9 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Culp Center Ballroom

The “most important meal of the day” will be a great opportunity for all Roan Alumni to reconnect with one another – and to connect with current Roan Scholars.

Art & Craft Sale

10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Slocumb Galleries - Ball Hall

George L. Carter Railroad Museum

10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Campus Center Building

The George L.Carter Museum is located in the Campus Center Building, ETSU, and is open to the public every Saturday (including Homecoming) to the public from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.  There is no admission charge.  We welcome all visitors and alumni. They will be operating model railroad layouts in 3 scales, the Tweetsie RR layout under construction, and there will be static displays of railroad memorabilia.


Alumni Luncheon Under the Tent

11 a.m. - 1 p.m. 

Alumni Pavilion at Tailgate/Buc Walk

Kermit Tipton Stadium

All Alumni, students, friends and family are invited to celebrate the annual Luncheon under the Tent, sponsored by the ETSU National Alumni Association. The luncheon will be held from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the Alumni Pavilion near the Buc Walk and Freedom Hall. Special seating will be available for members of the classes of 1975, 1985, 1995 and 2005, who will be celebrating their reunions. Special seating will also be reserved for those participating in the All Greek Reunion and other affinity reunions.

The menu includes ribs, Nathan's hotdogs and veggie burgers cooked on a grill, as well as baked beans, coleslaw, fresh fruit salad and assorted cookies and brownies. Sweet and unsweet tea, lemonade and water will also be available. Tickets are $15 for adults and $5 for children under 10. Tax is included.

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College of Nursing Sweet Tooth Shop


Next to Alumni Tent at Tailgate/Buc Walk 

Variety of Sweets at the SWEET TOOTH STOP! Connecting Grads, Families and Students with Yummies before and after the Game. Come one, come all! #ETSUCONSWEET

ETSU Buc Walk

11:55 a.m.

Kermit Tipton Stadium

The Buc Walk is a pregame tradition hosted by Athletics that gives ETSU fans a chance to show their support for the Buccaneers. The Buc Walk is a major event that adds excitement and energy to the pregame atmosphere. Beginning one hour and thirty five minutes before kick-off, the football team will arrive outside the stadium and take the 200-yard walk into the stadium, where fans will have an opportunity to cheer and interact with the players. The team is led by the Marching Bucs Band, which only adds to the pageantry of this ETSU pregame tradition.

ETSU Football vs. Emory & Henry College

1:30 p.m.

Kermit Tipton Stadium

Ticket Required.

NPHC Step Show hosted by YouTube Sensations Emmanuel & Phillip Hudson

6 p.m. 

Brooks Gym

A highlight of the homecoming weekend is the National Pan-Hellenic Council Step Show. NPHC fraternities and sororities perform choreographed step routines and compete for bragging rights and cash prizes. This year’s show, hosted by YouTube Sensations Emmanuel and Phillip Hudson, will be held on Saturday, September 26 at 6 p.m. in Brooks Gymnasium on the campus of East Tennessee State University. Tickets are $7 in advance or $10 on day of the show and FREE to students with id. Tickets can be purchased online until midnight Friday, September 25.Tickets can be purchased online until midnight Friday, September 25.

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Roan All-Alumni Reunion Dinner

Tri-Cities Community

Roan Alumni and their guests are invited to enjoy a relaxed evening of food and fun, courtesy of the Roan Scholars.

All-Greek Reunion

8 p.m. - Midnight

Millennium Centre

Join us after the game, after the show, or after dinner for a great event. The fun starts at 8pm and goes to midnight. Tickets $30 per person
and $40 at the door. Ticket price includes hors d’oeuvres, a cash bar; a “live dance band” will be on hand to play music for the generations as well as a casual getaway area for relaxed conversations. We will throw in a few surprises along the way!

Click here to register and purchase tickets.

Sunday, September 27 

Gospel Choir Concert

3 p.m.

Culp Center Auditorium

Gospel Choir will host a homecoming concert along with a special performance by our praise and dance teams. Guest choirs will also share their talent to uplift the spirit. Come praise with us.


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Homecoming 5k

9 a.m. 

CPA and Main Campus

Homecoming 5k

9 a.m. 

CPA and Main Campus