Pirates Aboard 2018


On Saturday, March 24, 2018, the entire campus community will be all hands on deck for our Pirates Aboard! Admitted Student Day. 

This full day of sessions includes extensive time spent with your intended major; updates from financial aid, housing, dining, and student life; campus tours; and an opportunity to visit our different styles of residence halls. All parents are invited to attend a special session created just for them. Additionally, sessions specifically tailored for transfer students will also be available. This is your opportunity to connect with your future classmates and professors while also learning about the organizations and services we have at ECU. 

The event begins at 8:00 a.m. on ECU's main campus. Buses will begin running at 7:30 a.m. to transport attendees from Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium to campus.

Register to Attend

*Please note: only admitted students should register to attend Pirates Aboard. When registering for admitted student events, please use the email address that you included on your application. This will ensure that you are able to log in and register properly.  If you are unable to log into the account that you previously created, please email us at  

Pirates Aboard! Schedule Guides

You have two options when it comes to planning your day. You can download the free ECU Guides app for your smartphone and select the guide titled "Pirates Aboard! Admitted Student Day 2018" and/or download the printable PDF guide. Both provide parking information, the day's schedule, and a campus map. There are many concurrent activities and events to choose from, so we recommend using these guides to help plan out your day ahead of time. There will be no printed guides available at the event.

Pirates Aboard! Lunch Options

Take advantage of our special lunch rate of $7.50 at Todd Dining Hall and West End Dining Hall from 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. Click here to pre-purchase tickets. Advance ticket sales will end at 7:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 24. Please print your receipt directly from the website as proof of purchase. In addition to our dining halls, a selection of our other campus eateries will be open throughout the day.

Pirates Aboard! Preview

Want to know more about what to expect? Check out this great recap from Pirates Aboard 2017

ADA Accommodation

Individuals requesting accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) should call 252-737-1016 (voice/TTY) at least 48 hours prior to the event. ECU is an equal opportunity/affirmative action university, which accommodates the needs of individuals with disabilities.

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