Campus Living

Campus Living, as an university department, is made up of the four key areas- Residence Life, Housing Operations, Dining Services and ECU Student Transit. This web site provides information on Residence Life and Housing Operations.

Here are the main web sites for Dining Services, ECU Student Transit, and Off Campus Student Services.

Campus Living- Housing Announcements

  • Returning housing information for current students is being emailed to current students living on campus, not living on campus currently but want to move on for 2018-2019? Call our office.
  • The 2018-2019 Academic Year Contracts is online for new students. Newly admitted first year students, who have paid their enrollment deposit should have access to the contract within a few days of paying the enrollment deposit.
  • Need housing for Summer Sessions in 2018? Information will be posted online by Feb. 1, 2018.

Important Documents

Freshman Residency Policy Information

  • East Carolina University Freshmen (defined as students who have completed fewer than 24 hours of college credit – excluding AP, dual enrollment, or early college hours) are required to live in college housing for at least two semesters. Exempted from this policy are students who have reached their twenty-first birthday prior to the first day of classes; veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces; married students; students with dependent children (living with them); or students who commute to school daily from the permanent, legal residence of their parents (within a 35 mile radius of campus).
  • How does a student get an exemption approved? Students who meet one of the exception criteria will be required to fill out the form which may be downloaded here.
  • Can a student who meets one of the exception criteria still live on campus?  Yes!
  • Why did the University make this change? ECU created this policy based on a desire to further improve student retention. Data shows that students living on campus generally return to school the next year at a higher rate with a higher GPA than those living off campus their first year.
  • By submitting this waiver to receive an exception from the freshman residency requirement, the student will be required to be part Pirate Engagement Group Learning Community (PEG) coordinated by the Office of Student Transitions. The student will enroll in specific section of COAD 1000 designed to serve the off campus freshman learning community plus one additional foundation curriculum course in the first semester that that they are living at home under the freshman residency exception. They will also be required to purchase a Gold 40 meal plan for the first semester of enrollment under the freshman residency exemption so they might better connect to the campus and others in the freshman class.
  • Students who apply for housing/sign a housing contract will be held to the terms of the Campus Living contract regardless if they qualify for an exemption from the policy. Applying for a freshman residency exemption after you apply for housing WILL NOT release you from the Campus Living Contract.
  • Competed documents must be mailed to: Campus Living, Live-On Requirement Committee; Jones Hall Office Suite 100, Mailstop 415; Greenville, NC 27858-4353 and scanned documents (please mail originals) can be sent to housing@ecu.edu .


Campus Living Mission

Campus Living exists to provide quality housing services to ECU students and support their quest for academic and personal success. Campus Living through the practicing of its core values is committed to providing learning, leadership and service opportunities to every student who walks through its doors.

Core Values and Principles:




•Caring diverse community

•Functional facilities

•Forward thinking

•Fiscal integrity







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