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Friday, September 25th 2015

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.  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- Hendrix Theater

3:30 PM

Join us as we officially kick off Family Weekend


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 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: Minions

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 "Minions” movie – the story of how the single-celled yellow organisms evolved at the dawn of time. Led by minon Kevin, Kevin, Bob and Stuart set out to find a new evil boss for their brethren to follow.  Movie is rated PG, 104 minutes, subject to change based on availability. 

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

TIME TBA

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 Family Pregame Tailgate

ECU Track/Softball Area
Gates Open at three hours prior to kick off
First Shuttle Departs TBA
Gates Close one hour prior to kick off

Tickets $20 per person

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, rolls, cole slaw, southern potato salad, fruit salad, mixed greens, brownies, cookies,  iced tea and lemonade.

Parking passes for our Family Weekend Park and Ride Lot are $15 per car

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 TO GAIN ENTRY TO THE TAILGATE AREA.

Family Weekend Football Game ECU vs. Virginia Tech

Dowdy Ficklen Stadium

Kickoff TBA*

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

Ticket Information:

Football Tickets- $50 each until September 11th (limit 4)

Additional tickets- $65 each

*After Friday, September 11th, remaining tickets for football and the tailgate will be sold day of the event (if available).

- 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. 
- Parents of Student Pirate Club members: If you wish to sit with your student, please also indicate this on the order form. 
- 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).

Movie Under the Stars: The Goonies

Mendenhall Student Center- Lawn/Brickyard Area

8:30 PM

FREE

Sponsored by the ECU Parents Council and SAB Films.  Bring your blankets and lawn chairs for a movie under the stars.
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.  Start time will be dependent on sunset.  In the event of inclement weather the movie will be shown indoors at 9:30 PM.

Student Activities Board Movie: Minions

Mendenhall Student Center

9:30 PM

FREE

Join us for a night at the movies! We will be showing the new "Minions”  movie– the story of how single celled yellow organisms evolved over time.  Led by minion Kevin, Kevin, Bob and Stuart set out to find a new evil boss for their brethren to follow.  Movie is rated PG, 104 minutes, subject to change based on availability.  

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

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.   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 will be available on June 22nd.    

 

 

TICKET ORDERING & REGISTRATION INFORMATION

Tickets will be on sale soon- please email parents@ecu.edu to sign-up for our listserv to be notified when tickets are on sale.

IMPORTANT DEADLINES

September 11th 

    • Last day to purchase discounted football tickets
    • Last day to purchase tailgate tickets
    • Last day to purchase parking passes

*After 5:00 PM on Friday, September 11th, any remaining tailgate and parking tickets will be available for purchase at the Central Ticket Office during Family Weekend.


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