All jumpers should bring their own towel and must fill out a waiver prior to jumping. The waiver can be completed on-site or downloaded at www.ecu.edu/polarbear.
The Polar Bear Plunge started at ECU in 1997 as part of the grand opening of the Student Recreation Center when 35 participants took the plunge. The event has grown annually, breaking records each year since 2010. Last year, 1,008 jumpers participated. Organizers hope to surpass the 1,100-jumper mark this year.
Following the event, participants may enjoy refreshments and attend a Get-A-Clue involvement fair providing information on programs, activities at organizations on campus.
Registration begins at 6:30 p.m., with an ECU One Card required. The event is sponsored by Campus Recreation & Wellness, Campus Living & Dining and Student Involvement and Leadership.