East Tennessee State University is located in Johnson City, a small Appalachian city close to both the North Carolina and Virginia borders. The surrounding area, dubbed the Tri-Cities region, also includes Bristol and Kingsport; the charming town of Abingdon, Virginia, is also not too far afield. The area is an outdoor enthusiast’s paradise, offering plenty of opportunities for hiking, climbing, skiing, and nature walks. The Tri-Cities area is a rising force in the health care industry, with a developing biotech industry that could bring big players to the region. With more than 14,000 students (about 2,200 of whom are graduate students), the ETSU campus has the population to support a busy social scene. MBAs report, “There is a very good social scene, with Thursday nights being the night that most students go out to the clubs. There are not a lot of clubs in the area, but there are many places that one can go and have a beer if they so choose.” Students try to find time to support their men’s basketball team, the ETSU Bucs. ETSU has expanded in recent years, adding several new buildings, including a fitness center (students love the “fully-equipped athletic facility”). Not all MBAs take the time to enjoy the ETSU campus, however; they note that “the school is a high commuter school. This leads to a low participation level in on-campus clubs” and other activities. Those who do participate recommend the school’s several national honor societies. One student touts “the university organization called ‘President’s Pride.’ Through this organization, I am able to socialize with other students, faculty, administrators, and [members of the] community by volunteering for university/community functions.” Through its Adult, Commuter, and Transfer Services (ACTS) Office, ETSU assists its many nontraditional students in adapting to student life. ACTS staff advises students on the nuts and bolts of registration, direct them to the campus’s various tutoring services, and help parents find child-care services. This last one can be a problem for MBAs, who typically attend evening classes.