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Facts & History

ETSU at a Glance

(as East Tennessee State Normal School)

Over 14,500 undergraduate, graduate and professional students

Main Campus:
Johnson City(population 63,152), in the northeastern tip of the state bordered by Virginia and North Carolina

Colleges and Schools: 

  • Bill Gatton College of Pharmacy
  • Claudius G. Clemmer College of Education
  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • College of Business and Technology
  • College of Clinical and Rehabilitative Health Sciences
  • College of Nursing
  • College of Public Health
  • Honors College
  • James H. Quillen College of Medicine
  • School of Continuing Studies and Academic Outreach
  • School of Graduate Studies

Facilities Include:

  • Center for Academic Achievement  
  • ETSU and General Shale Natural
  • History Museum and Visitor Center
  • Governors and Centennial residence halls
  • Scott M. Niswonger Digital Media Center
  • State-of-the-art Charles C. Sherrod Library
  • Warren-Greene Golf Center
  • Wayne G. Basler Center for Physical Activity


  • 17 sports
  • Southern Conference, NCAA Division I
  • U.S. Olympic Training Site for
  • Weightlifting, Canoe and Kayak, and Bobsled and Skeleton

Team Name:

  • Buccaneers

School Colors:

  • ETSU Blue (PMS 282c)
  • ETSU Gold (PMS 123c)

Alma Mater

BucsWorth Men’s Choir

In the shadow of the mountains
Under skies of blue,
Stands our dear old Alma Mater
Glorious to view.
Sound the chorus; speed it onward
Thee we'll never fail;
Hail to thee, our Alma Mater,
Hail to thee, All Hail!

In thy halls we formed our friendships
Dear old college home,
And to thee we pledge our hearts
Wherever we may roam.
Sound the chorus, speed it onward
Hail to thee, our Alma Mater,
Hail to thee, All Hail!

ETSU Bluegrass Band Version


Fight Song

Fight, fight, fight, with all your might,
Vic-to-ry will our slogan be;
Dear Alma Mater, fairest of all,
Thy loyal sons will obey thy call, to

Fight, Fight, Fight, with all your might,
Ever the goal to gain,
Into the game for old State's Fame,
Fight on to Vic-to-ry.....

Instrumental Version of the Fight Song

ETSU Fact Sheet Booklet



Campus Locations

ETSU Main Campus

ETSU Main Campus

807 University Parkway
Box 70267
Johnson City, TN 37614
Phone: 423-439-1000


ETSU at Kingsport Allandale
1501 University Blvd.
Kingsport, TN 37660
Phone: 423-392-8000


VA Campus

VA Campus

807 University Parkway
Box 70267
Johnson City, TN 37614
Phone: 423-439-1000


Elizabethton Nave Center

Nave Center
1000 Jason Witten Way
Elizabethton, TN 37643
Phone: 423-547-4902


ETSU at the Sevier Center

ETSU at Sevierville
2025 Red Bank Road
Sevierville, TN 37862


ETSU at Kingsport Downtown
300 W. Market Street
Kingsport, TN 37660

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