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Friday, September 25th 2015

Family Weekend Information Table

Mendenhall Student Center – First Floor Lobby

2 PM  – 6 PM

Stop by this location if you have any questions.  Families who have purchased a Pirate Level Parents Association membership may pick up their Association Member Benefit packet during this time.

Campus Resource Fair

Mendenhall Student Center- Second Floor Gallery


2 PM - 3:30 PM

Have questions about campus resources for your student now that classes are in session?  Get your answers right from the source! Many of our campus partners will have tables available to tell you more about their programs and how they can help your student to succeed.  Confirmed attendees include: Student Health Center, Career Center, Campus Recreation and Wellness,  Public Safety, ECU Transit, Off-Campus Housing, Campus Dining and the Registrar's Office. 


Family Weekend Canoe/Kayak Trip

2:00 PM - 6:00 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.  For more information on the trip and to register please visit our Campus Recreation and Wellness website.

Family Weekend Welcome and State of the University Address

Mendenhall Student Center- 244

3:30 PM

Join us as we officially kick off Family Weekend.  Chancellor Ballard, Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs, Dr. Virginia Hardy and our Parents Council President will kick off Family Weekend with a welcome and update on important university projects.

Parents Council General Meeting

Mendenhall Student Center

4:15 PM - Immediately Following University Welcome

The Parents Council welcomes all current and prospective members to our annual fall meeting.


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!

ECU Symphony Orchestra Presents Voyages and Mystical Songs

FREE


Wright Auditorium


7:30 PM


The ECU Symphony Orchestra opens their 2015-2016 season with Mendelssohn's Overture to Die Schoene Melusina and Vaughan Wailliams' Five Mystical Songs with guest soloist John Kramar, followed by Corigliano's Voyage and Smetana's "Vysehrad" from Ma Vlast.   Maestro Richter will lead the orchestra in this concert.   Enjoy all that our robust arts community at ECU has to offer!

Family Weekend Entertainment Presented by SAB -Michael Kent

FREE

Mendenhall Student Center- Hendrix Theater

8:00 PM

Join ECU's student activity board for an evening of magic and comedy for the whole family!  Michael Kent, comic, magician, wise guy.  Voted 2014 Entertainer of the Year (Campus Activities Magazine), 2014 Magician of the Year (ACPA), his unique style of performing magic has made him a favorite among the hundreds of campuses he has visited.  In a style reminiscent of a late-night talk show, Michael invites the audience to laugh with him at the absurdity of a modern-day magician.  Michael's audiences experience what it is like when a stand up comedian performs (and occasionally pokes fun at) the art of magic. See a preview of Michael Kent online here.  Show is approximately 60 minutes. 

Student Activities Board Movie: Inside Out

FREE

Mendenhall Student Center- Hendrix Theater

9:30 PM

Join us for a night at the movies, sponsored by SAB Films! We will be showing the new Pixar movie "Inside Out" – the story of how Riley's world is turned upside down when she and her parents move from the midwest to San Francisco.  Riley's emotions- led by Joy, try to guide her through this difficult, life-changing event.  However, the stress of moving brings Sadness to the forefront.  When Joy and Sadness are inadvertently swept into the far reaches of Riley's mind, the only emotions left in Headquarters are Anger, Fear and Disgust.

Billiards AND Bowling

FREE

Mendenhall Student Center-Underground

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, September 26th, 2015

Family Weekend Canoe/Kayak Trip

Student Recreation Center Loading Dock

CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER

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. For more information on the trip and to register please visit our Campus Recreation and Wellness website.

Pirate Fit Family Fitness Class

Student Recreation Center Room 240

9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Join our excellent Recreation and Wellness staff for a great morning workout including a mix of SHBAM and athletic training!

Pirate Family Pregame Tailgate Picnic

12:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Top of College Hill- 14th Street Across from Gateway East and West Residence Halls
Gates Open at three hours prior to kick off
First Shuttle Departs 12:15 PM
Gates Close one hour prior to kick off

Tickets $20 per person-SOLD OUT

Bring the whole family out to the pre- game tailgate and enjoy great food, music, games, and MUCH MORE!  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.  Menu will included Eastern NC BBQ (pulled pork), fried chicken, Vegan BBQ,  rolls, cole slaw, southern potato salad, fruit salad, mixed greens, brownies, cookies,  iced tea and lemonade.

This is a catered event, not an open tailgating lot, no outside food, drinks or vehicles will be permitted in this area.

Family Weekend shuttles will drop off visitors at the tailgate picnic location.

YOU WILL BE ASKED TO SHOW YOUR TAILGATE TICKET TO GAIN ENTRY TO THE TAILGATE AREA.

Family Weekend Football Parking 

First shuttle departs at 12:15 PM
Allied Health Sciences Campus
100 Health Science Drive
Greenville, NC 27834

Park and Ride Passes $15 per vehicle-SOLD OUT

As a convenience for our visiting families, parking with shuttle service to and from the stadium area. Shuttles will drop off at the tailgate location before the game and depart from 14th street (behind Dowdy Ficklen Stadium) during and after the football game.

 

Family Weekend Football Game ECU vs. Virginia Tech

Dowdy Ficklen Stadium

Kickoff 3:30 PM

*Game times may not be announced until up to 10 days before the game date, please plan accordingly.

All Family Weekend discounted football tickets have SOLD OUT- a limited number of full price tickets are available through the Athletic Ticket Office at 252-737-4500.


Football Game Indoor Viewing ECU vs. Virgina Tech

Mendenhall Student Center- Hendrix Theater

Kickoff 3:30 PM


Families wishing to view the game indoors may go to Hendrix Theater in Mendenhall Student Center.  Parking is available immediately behind Mendenhall Student Center and the Student Recreation Center.


Movie Under the Stars: The Goonies (MOVED INDOORS)

Mendenhall Student Center- Hendrix Theater

8:30 PM

FREE

Sponsored by the ECU Parents Council and SAB Films. Moved indoors!! Enjoy the family-classic adventure tale where an ordinary group of kids discover a treasure map.  In order to save their home from foreclosure, a group of misfits set out to find a pirate's ancient treasure.  Light refreshments will be provided.Movie is rated PG, 114 minutes.  


Student Activities Board Movie: Inside Out

Mendenhall Student Center

CANCELLED DUE TO INDOOR SHOWING OF GOONIES

FREE

Join us for a night at the movies, sponsored by SAB Films! We will be showing the new Pixar movie "Inside Out" – the story of how Riley's world is turned upside down when she and her parents move from the midwest to San Francisco.  Riley's emotions- led by Joy, try to guide her through this difficult, life-changing event.  However, the stress of moving brings Sadness to the forefront.  When Joy and Sadness are inadvertently swept into the far reaches of Riley's mind, the only emotions left in Headquarters are Anger, Fear and Disgust."– 

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, September 27th, 2015

Family Weekend Canoe/Kayak Trip

Student Recreation Center Loading Dock

CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER

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.   For more information on the trip and to register please visit our Campus Recreation and Wellness website.

 

Pirate Alumni Legacy Brunch

Mendenhall Student Center- Great Rooms

10:30 AM

Tickets $12.50 Members/ $22.50 Non-members

In partnership with the East Carolina Alumni Association, we are proud to present the 2015 Alumni Legacy Brunch. Families with two or more generations of Pirates are invited to this event recognizing tradition and loyalty to East Carolina. Registration online via the Alumni Association HERE.  

 

 


TICKET ORDERING INFORMATION

UPDATE 9/10/15- All discounted football tickets have SOLD OUT, a limited number of full price tickets remain available through the Athletic Ticket Office at 252-737-4500.

Tickets may be purchased online via ECU ARTS (click link)

Tickets may also be purchased by mail via the Printable Ticket Order Form


IMPORTANT DEADLINES

September 11th, 2015 

        Last day to purchase tailgate tickets
        Last day to purchase discounted football ticket (9/10/15 DISCOUNTED FOOTBALL TICKETS ARE SOLD OUT)
        Last day to purchase parking passes

*After 5:00 PM on Friday, September 11th:

 - Remaining Tailgate and parking passes will be available via the Central Ticket office on 9/25 and 9/26

         - Remaining Football tickets will be available via the Athletics Ticket Office

To register for Alumni Legacy Brunch visit the Alumni Association website here. 

To register for Canoe and Kayak Outings visit the Campus Recreation and Wellness website here. 


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