The generous support of Honors College donors and supporters enables our students to participate in a wide range of programs and activities beyond the classroom. The Honors College provides students with an environment that fosters academic excellence as well as encourages students to learn beyond the classroom. First-year Honors students live together in Garrett Hall, forming relationships with students with similar interests that will last for years.
Upcoming living-learning experiences and links to registration forms for these activities can be found below. Students who wish to participate in these programs will have the opportunity to reserve their space as soon as they receive an e-mail notifying them that the event is open. These experiences are filled on a first-come, first-serve basis and tend to fill to capacity, so students will want to make sure to send their RSVP as soon as possible.
Fall 2013 Living-Learning Series
- Saturday, September 7: Sail on the Jeanie B. (Washington, NC)
- Friday, September 13: Family Weekend Event (Greenville, NC)
- Friday, September 20: ECU’s Literary Homecoming (ECU Campus)
- Saturday, September 21: Crystal Coast (Beaufort, NC)
- Thursday, October 10: ECU Women’s Roundtable Event (Greenville, NC)
- Friday, October 25: We've Got Heart! (ECU Heart Institute) (Greenville, NC)
- Friday, November 1: Meet the Marines at Cherry Point (Cherry Point, NC)
- Saturday, November 9: Homecoming Gathering (ECU Campus)
- Saturday, November 23: Study Break! Fine Arts and Holiday Shopping (Raleigh, NC)
Honors students who are interested in attending any of these opportunities should complete the online form that correlates to the specific event he or she is interested in attending as soon as possible to reserve a space. Spaces will be allocated to students on a first-come, first-serve basis until each program fills. Students are permitted to sign up for multiple events. We will also maintain a waiting list for each trip if demand exceeds supply. After completing these forms, students will receive a confirmation e-mail to guarantee the space.
Events Open for Registration
Pirates on the Pamlico
Saturday, September 7, 2013
This event will feature two opportunities for students to enjoy a sail. The first group will depart campus by bus at 8:15am, enjoy a sail for approximately 4 hours aboard the Jeanie B, and return to campus by 1:30pm. The second group will depart campus by bus at 12:15pm, enjoy a sail for approximately 4 hours aboard the Jeanie B, and return to campus by 5:30pm. Students are asked to note their preferred sail (morning or afternoon) on the online RSVP form.
RSVP deadline: Friday, August 30
Honors College Family Weekend Event
Friday, September 13, 2013
4:30pm – 6:00pm
Mellow Mushroom - Greenville, NC
The Honors College is pleased to invite you to our 2013 Family Weekend event at the Mellow Mushroom in Greenville. This is an exciting time to reconnect with administrators, faculty, students, and their family members. Students who plan to attend the event with their family members are asked to forward this event information to their family with a request that they RSVP for your full group through one online RSVP form submission. Students who plan to attend the event with no guests should RSVP directly to Ms. Adrian Modzik at email@example.com.
RSVP deadline: Friday, September 6
ECU's Literary Homecoming: Special Honors College Session with author and novelist, Wiley Cash
Friday, September 20, 2013
2:30pm – 4:00pm
ECU Campus – Green Room, Croatan
Honors students have a wonderful and exclusive opportunity to meet with and hear from the featured author for the 10th annual Eastern North Carolina Literary Homecoming, Wiley Cash! You will have the special opportunity to have an exclusive discussion with the author about his novel A Land More Kind Than Home and also to have the opportunity to ask Mr. Cash to sign his book for you! The Honors College will purchase the novel and provide it to you if you do not already own a copy. If you are interested in participating in this exciting event please register through the online RSVP form. For more information about featured author Wiley Cash please visit the Literary Homecoming website.
RSVP deadline: Friday, September 6
Explore the Crystal Coast
Saturday, September 21, 2013
Crystal Coast (Morehead City/Beaufort/Cape Lookout Area)
This event will feature the opportunity to explore the Crystal Coast on a late-summer weekend. The group will depart by bus at 8:00am, enjoy a brief ferry ride to Cape Lookout, enjoy a tour of the lighthouse and a picnic on the beach at Cape Lookout, go behind-the-scenes at the North Carolina Aquarium in Pine Knoll Shores, tour Fort Macon, and return to campus by 7:30pm. Students are asked to register for the event on the online RSVP form.
RSVP deadline: Friday, September 13
The ECU Women's Roundtable presents Women Empowered: Service and Leadership
Thursday, October 10, 2013
9:00am – 2:30pm
Greenville Convention Center – Greenville, NC
Don't miss this incredible event sponsored by the ECU Women's Roundtable featuring women in leadership and service. The keynote speakers are sisters Katherine Kallinis Berman and Sophie Kallinis LaMontagne, co-foundrs of Georgetown Cupcake and stars of the hit series DC Cupcakes on TLC. The luncheon speaker is Bonnie St. John who was the first African-American to win an Olympic or Paralymic medal in ski racing despite having her right leg amputated at age five. NBC Nightly News called Bonnie, "One of the five most inspiring women in America." Kay Chalk, Chair of the Honors College Advancement Council, has generously arranged for 50 Honors College women to attend this event at no cost thus resulting in the $100 registration fee being waived for 50 of our students. This will be an excused University absence. Students are asked to register for the event on the online RSVP form.
RSVP deadline: Monday , September 30
We've Got Heart!
Friday, October 25, 2013
2:00pm - 5:00pm
ECU Heart Institute (Greenville, NC)
This event will feature the opportunity to explore the East Carolina University Heart Institute and the da Vinci Surgical System. The group will depart by bus at 2:00pm and enjoy a tour of the ECU Heart Institute facilities as well as a demonstration of the da Vinci Surgical System before returning to campus at 5:00pm. Students are asked to register for the event through the online RSVP form.
RSVP deadline: Friday, October 18
Meet the Marines at Cherry Point
Friday, November 1, 2013
1:30pm - 6:30pm
Marine Corps Cherry Point (Cherry Point, NC)
This event will feature the opportunity to meet some of the men and women who serve our country and are stationed in North Carolina. The group will depart by bus at 1:30pm, take a tour of the facilities, view the technology on the base, and return to campus by 6:30 pm. Students are asked to register for the event through the online RSVP form.
RSVP deadline: Friday, October 25
Saturday, November 9, 2013
9:00am - 10:00am
Front Porch of Mamie Jenkins Building (Greenville, NC)
Celebrate ECU's Homecoming with the Honors College! We will be hosting a small gathering on the front porch of the Mamie Jenkins Building for friends and family of honors students. Additional University festivities for the day will include the Homecoming parade, the crowning of the court, and, of course, some pirate football! We hope to see you on the Mamie Jenkins front porch! Students are asked to register for the event through the online RSVP form.
RSVP deadline: Friday, November 1
Study Break! Fine Arts and Holiday Shopping
Saturday, November 23, 2013
9:00am - 6:00pm
North Carolina Museum of Art (Raleigh, NC) and Streets of Southpoint (Durham, NC)
This event will feature the opportunity to explore the North Carolina Museum of Art and enjoy the shopping at the Streets of Southpoint. The group will depart by bus at 9:00am, enjoy a tour and explore the North Carolina Museum of Art, and shop and eat at the Streets of Southpoint before returning to campus at 6:00pm. Students are asked to register for the event on the online RSVP form.
RSVP deadline: Friday, November 15
Past sponsored Honors experiences
have included overnight excursions to Williamsburg, VA and Charlotte, NC; a performance of Nerds! at the Progress Energy Center; visiting
the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration lab in Washington, NC; touring
both the Brody School of Medicine and School of Dental Medicine; going behind the scenes at
the conservation lab for the Queen Anne’s Revenge; visiting local businesses including Metrics, Inc. and Grady White Boats; providing service to needy and deserving organizations; and many more!
The Honors College also hosts an ongoing Leadership Lecture Series. This series allows students the opportunity to meet community members who have dedicated their lives to leadership and service. These community leaders set a wonderful example of what Honors students should strive and work towards in the future. Past speakers have included Dr. Paul Cunningham, Dean of the Brody School of Medicine, and Kristen Dalton, Miss USA 2009 and former ECU honors student.
To view pictures from our many Honors College experiences, please visit our Flickr site.