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Family Weekend to be held Sept. 22-24 at ETSU

Contributed • Updated Sep 20, 2017 at 10:03 PM

Families of East Tennessee State University students are invited to campus Sept. 22-24 for a fun-filled Family Weekend.

The weekend allows families to visit their students, stay connected to ETSU and explore Johnson City. Highlights include a Welcome Reception, a Family Weekend Tailgate and a Sunday brunch.

The Welcome Reception will be held Friday, Sept. 22, from 7-8:30 p.m. at the Alumni House, located at 914 W. Maple St. Participants may drop by to pick up a Family Weekend schedule and enjoy dessert, as well as meet ETSU Student Affairs staff who can answer questions and get to know members of students’ families.

The Family Weekend Tailgate will be Saturday, Sept. 23, at noon outside the new William B. Greene Jr. Stadium. Participants may hang out with students, faculty, staff and alumni while preparing for the ETSU football game vs. Mercer, which kicks off at 3:30 p.m. Student tickets to the game are free and are available online. Discounted single-game tickets for family members are available online; these may be purchased by contacting Jake Allen at allenjl1@etsu.edu for the discount code and visiting ETSUBucs.com or calling the ticket office at 423-439-ETSU (3878).

The Family Weekend Brunch will be held Sunday, Sept. 24, from 10 a.m.-noon in the Multipurpose Room of the Wayne G. Basler Center for Physical Activity.

While at ETSU, families may also visit residence halls, exercise with their students at the CPA; pick up new Buccaneer gear at the ETSU Bookstore in the Culp Center; enjoy various musical performances, an open house at the Powell Observatory, and women’s soccer and volleyball games; and view current exhibits on display at the university’s Reece Museum, Slocumb Galleries, George L. Carter Railroad Museum, and Gray Fossil Site and Museum.

For Family Weekend registration, plus a complete schedule of these and other activities both on and off campus, visit www.etsu.edu/students/nsfp/family/familyweekend.php.

For more information, call ETSU New Student and Family Programs at 423-439-8452. For disability accommodations, call the ETSU Office of Disability Services at 423-439-8346.

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