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Adult Commuter and Transfer Services

Division of Student Life and Enrollment

Resources & Support for Students Commuting to ETSU Campus


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Most of the Students who attend East Tennessee State University are Commuters.  Driving back and forth to classes each day presents a unique set of challenges.  Here at Adult, Commuter, & Transfer Services we offer a number of services to help you with your daily commute.

Check out the following Services: 
Weather Policy  The policy on closing East Tennessee State University due to inclement weather states that ETSU and its branch campuses will normally remain open during bad weather.  Under extreme conditions, the President of ETSU may choose to close or suspend selected activities of the University or branch campuses.  The decision to close the University or to cancel some or all classes will be made and announced as soon as possible to accommodate Students who must commute.

Information regarding Campus closures due to inclement weather will be posted immediately on the
ETSU Alert webpage, as the first step in communicating the Campus status to the Students, Faculty, Staff, and Community.  The ETSU Alert System is accessible from the ETSU Homepage .

You can also register your cell phone to receive text messages via GoldAlert.   This serves to complement the campus warning sirens, web page alerts and campus-wide e-mail notices. To register your cell phone click the link below.

Statements of closing will also be broadcast over several area radio and television stations.  We recommend listening to WETS-FM (89.5) the University's Public Radio station.  And the EDGE FM, Channel 13 on the ETSU cable network, will broadcast weather bulletins and school closures. Commuting Students should also check with local and state transportation authorities regarding weather and road conditions in their areas.  If you cannot attend classes for any reason including weather, always take the appropriate steps to make-up missed lectures and assignments with your Instructors.

Off-Campus Housing:   We maintain a current list of local Landlords and Homeowners who are renting out their homes, condominiums and town houses.  Click here to access the Off-Campus Housing listings. Additional housing may be found at

Carpool: Carpool information and application can be found by visiting the Parking Services Office or web site.  To download the carpool application click the link below.    It must be filled out and returned to the Parking Services office located at 908 W. Maple St. (423) 439-5650.


Temporary Disability Parking Hang Tag:
If you need a temporary disability parking hang tag (for ETSU only) visit the Parking Services Office to obtain the application and to find out what information you will need to provide to the office.    It must be filled out and returned to the Parking Services office located at 908 W. Maple St. (423) 439-5650.


Dead Battery: 
  If you get to your vehicle and find that your battery is dead  Public Safety has a battery pack to jump start your battery. You can contact their office at  423/439-4480. 

Maps, Bus Schedules & Other Helpful Info for Commuters:  We maintain a large resource area  in the front area of the ARC (We're located in Room 222 of the D.P. Culp University Center).  In our resource area, you can find maps of the Campus, the Tri-Cities area, Transit Bus Schedules for the Johnson City Transit System and Map & Route Schedules for the JCT Bucshot shuttle services.

RideShare   This program is designed to be a resource to assist Students, Staff, and Faculty find shared rides and help in their commute by saving money, travel expenses, and gasoline, along with reducing environmental impact as part of the University's green initiatives.  Ride Share trips can be either to or from campus, sharing a ride to class, work, internships, or home for the weekend or holiday break.  Users can customize trips to fit their needs.  RideShare users must complete an application/waiver form, prior to being given access to the site. Click here for more information to to complete the application/waiver form.


Campus Parking Regulations

Students, Faculty, Staff and Visitors are all required to have a valid ETSU Parking Decal, temporary parking pass or a visitors pass.

For information on how to obtain a valid decal, parking locations and times, visit the Parking Services Office website.




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