Take a look at some of the things our previous guests experienced while visiting ECU for Open House.


At East Carolina, we know that the best way to learn about us is to visit our campus. And there is no better opportunity than at our annual Fall Open House.

Fall Open House events are open to prospective freshmen, transfers, and adult students. While at the event, attendees will have the opportunity to take a walking and/or bus tour of campus, visit residence halls, learn about student life, browse the Academic and Student Affairs Fair, and chat with East Carolina faculty members from most academic departments. Special sessions on important topics such as Admission Requirements, Financial Aid, Transfer Services and more are also offered.

We are expecting nearly 6,000 guests at this year's Open House. We advise all prospective students and their guests to be flexible with their day. If a session you are interested in attending is full, try another session. Our high attendance break out sessions are run multiple times throughout the day. Use our planning tools to assist you.

Fall Open House Dates:

The date for our next Fall Open House has not yet been announced. 


Registration for the Fall Open House is now open! Students will need to log into their Admissions Portal Account to register for open house.

Open House Schedule

Fall Open House Sample Schedule (based on our previous event, but subject to change)

7:30 a.m. Check-in at Minges Coliseum
8:00 a.m. – 11:30 am Academic and Student Affairs Fair – Minges Coliseum
9:15 a.m. Buses to main campus begin
9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.  Walking Campus Tours: depart from and return to the Trustees Fountain

Break Out Sessions:
9:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.  Financial Aid – Wright Auditorium
9:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.  Undergraduate Admissions – Science and Tech Building
10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.  Campus Living and Dining Services – Mendenhall Student Center, Hendrix Theatre
9:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.  ECU student to parent and student to student panels – Mendenhall Student Center
10:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. Choosing Your Major with Academic Advising – Science and Tech Building
10:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. Tour of Joyner Library
10: 45 a.m. Buses begin to College Hill from front circle of Student Recreation Center
11:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. Transfer Student Session – Mendenhall Student Center
11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Lunch – West End Dining Hall, Todd Dining Hall, or any of the open eateries on campus
11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Residence Hall Tours of Cotten, Jarvis, Fletcher, Garrett, Gateway East, Gateway West, Greene, Jones, Scott, and Tyler Halls
12:45 p.m. Buses begin to College of Nursing and College of Allied Health

Extended Open House Academic Sessions with Colleges and Schools:
12:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. School of Music - A.J. Fletcher Music Center
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. School of Art and Design - Jenkins Fine Arts Center
1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. STEPP Program - Joyner Library, 2nd Floor
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. College of Engineering and Technology Department of Engineering - Science and Technology Building
1:00 p.m. School of Communication - Joyner East
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. College of Education - Joyner Library, Teaching Resource Center
1:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. College of Allied Health, Physical Therapy - College of Allied Health Room
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. College of Nursing - Health Sciences Building
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. School of Theatre and Dance - Messick Auditorium
2:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. Honors College - Gateway West, College Hill, The Sounds room  

Open House Lunch Options

Both of our all-you-care-to-eat dining halls are typically open to the public during Open House. Additionally, a selection of our other campus eateries are typically open throughout the day. 

Maps, Parking and Other Helpful Visitor Information