Family Weekend August 29th through August 31st 2014
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Family with ECU jerseys on.

Free Events RSVP





Friday, August 29th 2014

Family Weekend Check-In

Mendenhall Student Center – Cynthia’s Lounge

2 PM  – 6 PM

All registered participants should check in to pick up your guide to family weekend and other goodies!  Stop by this location if you have any questions.  Families may also register on-site for events as space is available.

Family Weekend Canoe/Kayak Trip

2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Join our student recreation staff for an outdoor adventure.  This trip is intended to be an experience for family members to enjoy the beautiful Tar River together.  Basic paddling techniques will be taught and coaching will occur on the water as needed or requested. Both canoes and sit-on-top kayaks will be available.   The cost of this trip is $15 per person.  For more information on the trip and to register please visit our Campus Recreation and Wellness website.

ECU Master Classes

Mendenhall Student Center

2:00 PM & 2:30 PM

Head back to the classroom! Join ECU Faculty and Staff for interesting mini-lectures.

2:00 PM:  ECU History with University Archivist Arthur Carlson

2:30 PM:  ECU the Leadership University

 

Where to Live: Second Year Housing Options

Mendenhall Student Center - Hendrix Theater
4:00 PM

Information from Off-Campus Living to help guide students and parents through second year housing options, both on and off campus.


Freeboot Friday

“Uptown” Greenville

5 PM -8 PM

Enjoy this free event offering live music and fun for the whole family with an inflatable Pirate Ship for children, arts and crafts, Uptown restaurant food samplings, and a beer and wine garden for those 21 and older. Head to Five Points Plaza (5th & Evans) in the Uptown District for Freeboot Friday. You won’t want to miss a special appearance by the ECU Marching Band, and the ECU Dance Team as they lead Pirate fans in a Pep Rally like none other. Good company awaits you at Freeboot!

Family & Faculty Jazz Mixer

SOLD OUT

Croatan Building Green Room

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Join ECU faculty and administrators for a meet and greet social in the Croatan Building Green Room. Enjoy jazz music, and feast on delectable samplings from our very own Chef Paul. Spend the evening getting to know our prestigious ECU faculty members and finding out what’s happening on campus, and in the classroom. Tickets $10 (SOLD OUT) each-includes appetizers and beverage

Student Activities Board Movie: The Lego Movie

Mendenhall Student Center

7 PM & 9:30 PM

Join us for a night at the movies! We will be showing the hit "Lego Movie” – the story of an ordinary Lego construction worker, thought to be the prophesied 'Special', is recruited to join a quest to stop an evil tyrant from gluing the Lego universe into eternal stasis.

FREE BILLIARDS AND BOWLING

Mendenhall Student Center

9 PM – 11 PM

Looking for good clean fun and entertainment? You and your family members are invited to gather and enjoy FREE bowling and billiards.


Saturday, August 30th, 2014

Family Weekend Canoe/Kayak Trip

Student Recreation Center Loading Dock

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Join our student recreation staff for an outdoor adventure.  This trip is intended to be an experience for family members to enjoy the beautiful Tar River together.  Basic paddling techniques will be taught and coaching will occur on the water as needed or requested. Both canoes and sit-on-top kayaks will be available.   The cost of this trip is $15 per person.  For more information on the trip and to register please visit our Campus Recreation and Wellness website.

Pirate Alumni Legacy Brunch

Mendenhall Student Center

10:30 AM - 1:30 PM

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED
Invitations will sent by the Alumni Association to all ECU alumni with current students. 
Please visit www.piratealumni.com/legacybrunch2014 to register.

Greek Life Recruitment Convocation

Wright Auditorium

1:00 PM- 2:45 PM


If your student is participating in Panhellenic sorority recruitment, please plan to join us for Recruitment Convocation at 1:00 PM on Saturday, August 30th.  We are excited to included parents and families this year in coordination with ECU Family Weekend. Recruitment Convocation is the official welcome and introduction to the recruitment process for women interested in joining one of ECU's 10 Panhellenic sororities.  During convocation you will learn more about the Panhellenic community, the recruitment process, hear about Circle of Sisterhood the philanthropic organization that ECU's Panhellenic supports, and hear a little about the Panhellenic chapters at ECU.  After the large group session, your student will attend a break out session where she will meet her recruitment counselor, referred to as Pi Chi, and learn a little more about the logistics pertinent to her during recruitment.  The Greek Life staff will hold a session during that time just for parents and families to cover FAQ's and information about recruitment and the Panhellenic sorority community at ECU.

This event is only open to women and families who have registered for recruitment.  Registration closes at 11:59 PM on Thursday, August 28th.

After convocation you will have plenty of time to head to the Family Weekend Tailgate and Park and Ride lots.



Pirate Family Pregame Tailgate

ECU Track/Softball Area
Gates Open at 5:00 PM
First Shuttle Departs at 4:30 PM
Gates Close at 7:00 PM

Bring the whole family out to the pre- game tailgate and enjoy great food, music, bouncy-houses for the younger kids, and MUCH MORE!  A LIVE DJ will be there playing all your favorite tailgate tunes so you can sit and soak up the sun, and mingle with other families before the game.  Please note students are NOT able to use their meal plan for this event.

Pre-Game Tailgate Tickets $15 each-includes buffet and beverage

Park and Ride Shuttle Passes are $5 per person

Parking and shuttle service will be provided from Allied Health Sciences Parking Lot to the tailgate location.

Directions to the Park and Ride Shuttle Lot

VERY IMPORTANT!! YOU WILL BE ASKED TO SHOW YOUR TAILGATE TICKET OR YOUR PARK AND RIDE SHUTTLE PASS TO GAIN ENTRY TO THE TAILGATE AREA, AND TO RIDE THE SHUTTLES TO AND FROM THE STADIUM.

Family Weekend Football Game ECU vs. NC Central University

Dowdy Ficklen Stadium

Kickoff 8:00 PM

Ticket Information:

General Admission and Boneyard tickets are now SOLD OUT- Reserved seating is still available 

Football Tickets- $30 each until August 8th (limit 4)

Additional tickets- $48 each

*Tickets ordered after August 8th- $48 each

- Please indicate your seat location preference on the order form.
- If you DO NOT wish to sit in the student section with your student, your seats will be located in a reserved seat section of the lower level of Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium.
- All other tickets will be located in the Student General Admission area. (SOLD OUT)
- Parents of Student Pirate Club members: If you wish to sit with your student, please also indicate this on the order form. (SOLD OUT)
- Please indicate on your order form if you will require a wheelchair location.

- You may purchase two tickets in the handicapped area: (one wheelchair location and one companion seat).

Student Activities Board Movie: The Lego Movie

Mendenhall Student Center

7 PM & 9:30 PM

Join us for a night at the movies! We will be showing the hit "Lego Movie” – the story of an ordinary Lego construction worker, thought to be the prophesied 'Special', is recruited to join a quest to stop an evil tyrant from gluing the Lego universe into eternal stasis.

Free Billiards and Bowling

Mendenhall Student Center

9 PM – 11 PM

Looking for good clean fun and entertainment? You and your family members are invited to gather and enjoy FREE bowling and billiards.


Sunday, August 31st, 2014

Family Weekend Canoe/Kayak Trip

Student Recreation Center Loading Dock

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Join our student recreation staff for an outdoor adventure.  This trip is intended to be an experience for family members to enjoy the beautiful Tar River together.  Basic paddling techniques will be taught and coaching will occur on the water as needed or requested. Both canoes and sit-on-top kayaks will be available.   The cost of this trip is $15 per person.  For more information on the trip and to register please visit our Campus Recreation and Wellness website.

 

Pirate Family Sunday Brunch

Guests may pay with cash or check at the door.  Todd and West End Dining Halls.

 

 

TICKET ORDERING & REGISTRATION INFORMATION

Order by Mail or In Person:

Visit: Family Weekend 2014 Official Website, fill out the order form, and mail or hand-deliver completed form with payment to:

ECU Central Ticket Office

Mendenhall Student Center

East Carolina University

Greenville, NC 27858-4353

Order Online:

Visit: www.ecuarts.com

Phone orders will not be accepted!

If you have questions, please call us:

252-328-4788

1-800-ECU-ARTS

252-328-4736 (TTY)

Individuals requesting accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) should contact the Department for Disability Support Services at least 48 hours prior to the event at (252) 737-1016 (Voice/TTY).

IMPORTANT DEADLINES

August 8th

    • Last day to purchase the $30 discounted football tickets

August 22nd 

    • Last day to purchase football tickets
    • Last day to purchase buffet tickets that will be sent by mail: Pirate Family Tailgate tickets purchased after this date can be picked up at the Central Ticket Office in Mendenhall Student Center, Monday-Friday, from 9:00am – 6:00pm.

August 29th

    • Pirate Tailgate tickets not picked up at the Central Ticket Office on or before August 29th will be held for pickup at the tailgate

VERY IMPORTANT!!: YOU WILL BE ASKED TO SHOW YOUR TAILGATE TICKET TO GAIN ENTRY TO THE TAILGATE AREA, AS WELL AS YOUR PARK AND RIDE PASS TO RIDE ON THE SHUTTLES TO AND FROM THE STADIUM.

HOTEL INFORMATION

For area hotel information, visit: www.visitgreenvillenc.com