A Division of Enrollment Services
Here's a sneak peek of some of the things you'll discover when you visit East Carolina University in person.
The College Experience
Above all else, you are coming to East Carolina to learn. You will have plenty of opportunities to grow academically here.
And thanks to dozens of programs, organizations, offices, and services offered across campus, you can grow in many other ways, too—intellectually, socially, ethically, spiritually, and personally.
Here's a look at many of the ways you can enhance your mind, your skills, your social circle, and your sense of wellness and belonging. Here's a look at how you can have a complete college experience. Here's a look at why East Carolina is the right place for you:
The university provides new admitted freshmen, entering in the fall 2018 term, with the opportunity to attend a two-day, on-campus orientation this summer. A fee is required to participate. Orientation is designed to:
Visit the orientation web page for more information. Registration for orientation will be available in March.
During the first several weeks of fall and spring semesters, there is a series of programs to welcome you to campus called Plunge Into Purple. These programs and events will help you meet your fellow students and begin college in a fun and informative way. During this time, you'll discover more about ECU and the keys to being successful in your first year.
During the fall semester, you can take a course called First Year Seminar (COAD 1000) that is designed to help you make a smooth transition to college, both academically and interpersonally. This 1-credit-hour elective course will help you in many ways, including the following:
Athletics, Wellness and Recreation
Campus Recreation and Wellness
Campus Recreation and Wellness supports and encourages balanced, healthy lifestyles for the diverse East Carolina community by providing leadership development through educational and recreational programs. The department is committed to providing exemplary student leadership experiences, enhancing individual potential, developing responsible citizenship, and fostering a lifelong commitment to learning skills associated with physical, social, emotional, and mental well-being.
For more information, visit the Campus Recreation and Wellness webpage and view the sections below to learn more:
ECU's Student Recreation Center is the health club on campus—convenient, accessible, and filled with activities to keep the mind, body, and spirit in prime condition. Special features include six sport courts, an indoor climbing wall, an outdoor pool with lounge area, a 10,800-square-foot exercise area with weight machines, an indoor track, three multipurpose rooms, a wellness center, and racquetball courts. From outdoor adventure trips to group fitness classes, yoga to tai chi, water sports to lacrosse, and everything in between—students will not be bored here.
The North Recreational Complex (NRC), located 10 minutes
from Main Campus, features eight lighted multipurpose
activity fields. The fields accommodate a variety
of sports including soccer, flag football, lacrosse, ultimate, and rugby. A field house with adjacent parking overlooks the fields, providing
equipment storage and a covered seating area with restrooms. The property also includes
six acres of water for boating, a sunbathing sandy beach area, outdoor fitness
equipment, a half-mile walking and jogging
trail, two sand volleyball courts, and an 18-hole disc golf course. The Odyssey Team
Challenge Course at the NRC is approximately 40 feet tall and has eight distinct elements. The main course is 120 feet long, with two 300-foot zip lines.
Campus Recreation and Wellness also offers a low-ropes challenge course and a 50-foot alpine tower, as well as the Blount Recreational Sports Complex with 10 flag football and soccer fields and five softball fields. An extensive offering of more than 40 club sports and approximately 30 intramural sports activities provide plenty of opportunities for those who want some competition. There are also programs for individuals with disabilities, adventure trips, workshops, and equipment rental, as well as a diverse array of instructional classes, special events, and programs for youth and family.
Wellness and Fitness works to create
and sustain a culture of holistic wellness and physical activity at East
Carolina University, helping students achieve their personal and academic goals.
We value inclusion, respect, personal
accountability and equality for the ECU community. We offer over 40
group fitness classes each week, coupled with a variety of specialized fitness
workshops and a team of certified personal trainers ready to assist with all of your exercise needs.
The Center for Leadership and Civic Engagement
seeks to foster an environment where individuals learn about themselves and
their community, take action through service, and advocate for lasting social
change. The center serves as a clearinghouse for leadership and service
learning opportunities, connecting ECU students with developmental and
experiential experiences internal to the campus as well as external to the
community. ECU faculty and community partners are also supported by the CLCE
staff as they work with volunteers and service-learners to address Greenville’s
needs, serving as leaders in the community.
East Carolina is home to numerous groups designed to enhance your experience as a college student. Programs focus on a wide range of interests including but not limited to academic interests, cultural interests, education, Greek Life, honors, leadership, medical and health science, recreation, religion and spirituality, service, student government, and visual and performing arts.
For details on individual organizations on campus, visit the student organization office's website, or call 252-737-1808.
The Office of Greek Life is committed to the
fulfillment of the following core values: diversity, friendship, leadership,
scholarship, philanthropy and service.
For more information, click here to visit the Office of Greek Life website.
The Student Activities Board offers an opportunity for students, staff, and faculty to take advantage of one of the most creative, energetic, and entertaining entities on campus. The Student Activities Board is a student-driven organization committed to fostering student development and leadership through the coordination of educational, engaging, and entertaining programs for the entire Pirate Nation.
For more information, click here to visit the Student Activities Board website.
For more information, click here to visit the Student Activities & Organizations website.
East Carolina University
Student Centers provides professional, friendly and courteous support services
for the student body and university community as a whole. There are three functional areas within the
Student Centers Department: Central Ticket Office that
handles all tickets for University non-athletic events, Central Reservations
Office that coordinates all non-athletic and non-academic
facility rental on Main Campus and within the Brody School of Medicine, and the
Facility Operations who manages the set-up, production, and supervision of
Mendenhall Student center, Wright Auditorium, and the two new centers. The
student center is a safe, welcoming location for the students while providing
quality resources and information.
A sample of
the programs offered:
ECU Student Media is made up of a student
newspaper, website, radio station, yearbook, minority interest journal, arts
and literary digest, general interest magazine and advertising and marketing
agency. Student Media is an award-winning, multimedia source of news and
entertainment covering issues of public importance in the ECU community, while
at the same time providing ECU students with hands-on experience in leadership,
collaboration, communication and management.
For more information, click here to visit the Student Media website.
Connect with your fellow Pirates before stepping foot inside a classroom. With more than 120 different ways to connect to ECU on social media, we've got you covered. From academic departments and club sports to undergraduate research opportunities and campus events, we have something for everyone.
East Carolina is dedicated to making sure your college experience is a rewarding, healthy, and formative one. At times, you might feel the need for a little extra help when special circumstances come up. Our support services on campus are designed to give that extra help.
Browse the sections below:
provides services and programs to equip ECU students and alumni with the skills
and tools needed to succeed in the marketplace. Career Services operates on a
liaison model, providing a specific professional to work with students,
faculty, and advisors of each college. Our career readiness tools include
career assessments such as the MBTI, professional résumés
and cover letters, interview skill development
and practice, appropriate
and etiquette training. Additionally, Career Services
provides the necessary coaching in job search strategies, networking and salary negotiations, and helps students connect with hiring employers
through career fairs, on-campus employer information sessions, CareerSHIFT, and
ECU CareerNet, an interactive employer database featuring job and internship
For more information, click here to visit the Career Services website.
The Center for Counseling and Student Development's goal is to enhance personal growth through developmental and therapeutic programs and services that help students develop skills, acquire knowledge, and understand themselves and others. The center offers free, confidential services that focus on the personal, academic, and career concerns that many college students face.
For more information, click here to visit the center's website.
The Dean of Students office (DOS) is committed
to enhancing the university experience of our students by providing
services that promote personal development and academic success. The Dean of
Students office serves as an advocate for students and as a centralized
resource for connecting students with the appropriate university services,
offices and individuals in servicing their needs. The office supports students
seeking to resolve educational and personal concerns that affect the quality of
their academic success, their own personal goals, and their overall university
Dining Services provides a wide variety of menu options with quality food and services while also fostering a global community. Dining Services strives to tailor programs, services, and dining venues to meet the needs of campus constituents, to address changing trends in the food-service industry, and to further the educational mission of ECU. With 28 retail outlets including two full-service dining halls that provide continuous service daily, Dining Services offers a wide-ranging culinary experience for the ECU community.
For more information, click here to visit the Dining Services website.
Disability Support Services arranges accommodations that allow access to programs, services, facilities, and activities at East Carolina. The department enhances disability awareness among students, staff, faculty, and visitors while creating an inclusive and barrier-free environment.
Department of Intercultural Affairs (DIA) is committed to cultivating a
transformative and culturally competent community centered on inter- and
intra-cultural learning. Through collaboration across the ECU campus, the local
community, and the state, DIA develops co-curricular programs and services that
facilitate cross-cultural dialogue, promote cultural competency development,
and engage the community in reflective experiences that encourage
self-exploration and challenge bias on the basis of race, ethnicity, sexual
orientation, gender, religion, disability, social class, or other distinction.
Department of Intercultural Affairs uses an evidence-based framework built on
social justice in support of an inclusive campus environment where all students
succeed and thrive.
Intended to strengthen the university's relationship with our students' families, the Office of Parent and Family Programs is designed to increase communication with parents and to actively involve them in the life of the university. We help coordinate events such as Fall Family Weekend and Spring Family Weekend in order to engage families and connect them to the campus, and to each other. Parents and families play an important role at ECU, and the Office of Parent and Family Programs seeks to communicate information about the university that will enhance their ability to contribute to the success of their student.
The Office of Student Rights and Responsibilities promotes personal and academic integrity and a safe learning environment. We empower students to make ethical decisions and become personally responsible citizens. The office administers the Student Code of Conduct and the Academic Integrity Policy.
For more information, click here to visit the Office of Student Rights & Responsibilities website.
The Office of Student Transitions collaborates with university constituents to create an environment that contributes to the success of all students, provides services that positively impact student persistence, and serves as a research and resource repository to advance learning of student development theories and best practices for first-year experiences. The Office of Student Transitions includes programming and services for first-year experience, transfer students, and nontraditional students including student veterans and first generation.
For more information, click here to visit the Office of Student Transitions website.
East Carolina's Student Health Services is a primary healthcare facility conveniently located on Main Campus that serves enrolled students.
For more information, click here to visit the Student Health Services website.
Safety, Security, and Transportation
One of East Carolina's most important priorities is making sure you and your classmates live and learn in a safe and healthy environment (plus, we need to get you to and from where you need to be). The following programs and organizations are dedicated to that mission.
The campus safety division, housed in the ECU Police Department, promotes a safe environment at East Carolina through awareness and educational programs. ECU uses state-of-the-art security and safety technology to enhance its efforts.
For more information, click here to visit the Campus Safety website.
Off-Campus Student Services provides students and parents the opportunity to find safe and affordable off-campus housing. We accomplish this by encouraging open communication and delivering educational programs and services in order to empower students to become good citizens, keeping them connected to the university.
Student Legal Services (SLS) is an advisory service that is available to all fee-paying students. They advise on common areas of law that concern students.
For more information, click here to visit the Student Legal Services website.
ECU CARES is a campus-wide resource where students, faculty, and staff can report concerning behavior on campus.
For more information, call 252-737-5555 or click to visit the ECU CARES webpage.
The nationally accredited ECU Police Department assists students, faculty, and staff in maintaining a safe campus environment and enhancing the quality of life at East Carolina.
For more information, click here to visit the ECU Police Department website.
Our comprehensive transportation system offers a wide variety of travel options and operates to serve the ECU community with bus stop locations on and off campus. With a diverse fleet of vehicles, ECU Transit provides more than 2.9 million rides annually.
For more information, click here to visit the ECU Transit website.
Smartphone users can download the LiveSafe app, which
provides students, faculty, and staff a direct connection to campus safety so
that everyone can easily communicate all their safety needs. Its easy-to-use
features help you stay safe every day and enable the ECU Police community to
better protect you.
For more information, click here to learn more and download.
Register for orientation
Fall term freshmen will chose from one of multiple two-day sessions
available during the summer. During orientation, you will take a math
placement exam (if necessary), receive academic advising, obtain your
student identification card, and complete other important enrollment
Have questions? We have a group of informed staff members who are dedicated to making sure you get the information you need.
There are several other ways to connect with East Carolina through social media and other online venues:
Be sure to follow the admissions office on the social media sites below: