Pirates Aboard Admitted Student Day April 1, 2017

Check out this great recap from Pirates Aboard 2017. Date and info for Pirates Aboard 2018 will be announced soon. 

On Saturday, April 1, 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 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 East Carolina. 

Registration is by invitation only. Admitted students will receive registration information in their personal (non-ECU) email, as well as a postcard invitation.

*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 or cannot locate your event registration invitation, 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 2017" 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.

Download the ECU Guides app

Download the printable PDF

Parking Information

All event attendees are to park in the Gold Parking Lot, located next to Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium. We advise attendees to enter the Gold Parking Lot via Charles Boulevard. The GPS address for the Gold Parking Lot is 1 Ficklen Drive, Greenville, NC 27858. (*Please not that the accuracy is dependent on which navigation system you are using. We suggest checking your endpoint in advance.) Beginning at 7:30 a.m., ECU Transit will provide Park-and-Ride shuttle transportation from the Gold Parking Lot to Christenbury Gymnasium on Main Campus.

Pirates Aboard! Lunch Options

Take advantage of our special lunch rate of $8.00 at Todd Dining Hall and West End Dining Hall from 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. Advance ticket sales will end at midnight on Friday, March 31. 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.


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. East Carolina is an equal opportunity/affirmative action university, which accommodates the needs of individuals with disabilities.

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