ECU - Commencement

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Guest Information

  1. Family members, friends, and guests are not required to have tickets for admission to the Commencement Ceremony. There is no limit on the number of guests who can be invited.
  2. Family members, friends, and guests of the degree candidates should enter Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium through gates 6 through 9.
  3. General parking will be provided in the lots surrounding the stadium.
  4. Handicapped seating will be provided in Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium.  Commencement staff will be on hand to assist with special seating.  Requests for disability accommodation other than parking or seating should be directed to the Department for Disability Support Services (DSS) at least 48 hours prior to the event. DSS can be reached at 252-737-1016 (voice / TTY). Requests may also be e-mailed to
  5. East Carolina University plans appropriate security procedures to assure a safe environment for everyone at its public events. Any personal items brought to public events at East Carolina University are subject to inspection.
  6. Voluntary compliance with responsible and mature conduct is necessary to ensure that commencement will be dignified and memorable, a proud event in the degree candidate's life, and a credit to the University.
  7. For a printable list of local hotels. This file is in Adobe Acrobat format.


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