ECU Parent and Family Programs

Left Navigation

 Stay Connected!


Welcome to Parent & Family Programs!

Parent and Family Programs is the office that supports you, as parents and family members of an East Carolina University student.You play an important role at ECU and we believe that the more you know about the university, the more you can contribute to your student's success here, and we want to be your partner in your child's education. 

Parent and Family Programs will respond to your needs and inquiries promptly. We provide personalized help to find solutions to problems, and help you navigate through your family's college experience. 

This web page is here to assist you with finding answers to your questions. If you can't find what you are looking for here, please contact the Parent and Family Programs Office by calling the toll free Parents Help Line at 1-866-552-3957 or by emailing us at parents@ecu.eduWe will answer your questions or put you in touch with someone who can.

We also have a Facebook Page for you to connect with other ECU families to receive invaluable information and advice from other parents and families who have "been there/done that". You can request to be placed on our Parents E-mail List to receive the latest ECU information, newsletters, deadline date reminders, and other news you can use. Just e-mail us at parents@ecu.ecu to be placed on the list today!



Family Weekend Save the Date 2016


The date for Fall Family Weekend 2016, is September 30th- October 2nd.  In conjunction with the football game vs UCF October 1st, 2016.  Event information and ticket sales will be available summer 2016.

Parent Newsletter

Catch up on our monthly Parent Newsletter and past editions online at

If you would like to receive a monthly email with the newsletter, please email us at

What's Going on This Week for Students?

Pirate 411

Want to know about activities available for your student this week- check out the website for the Pirate 411.  A weekly email to students updating them on campus news and activities.

Care Packages

Care Package

The ECU Ambassadors Organization sponsors and distributes Care Packages during finals and throughout the school year to our on campus residents. The ECU Ambassadors are a student run organization whose objective is to uphold the proud tradition of ECU's motto "Servire", which means to serve. Your purchase will directly impact their ability to do just that.

Make the supportive relationship with your student on campus as close as ever, even though you may be miles apart.You can order a delicious and nutritious Care Package at

Make Time for Title IX

Parents - please take a moment to read this important article on Title IX and sexual violence.

ECU Cares

ECU Cares is an anonymous way students, staff, faculty members and others can immediately seek help or report concerning behavior. It connects the university community directly with campus resources for a wide variety of support services. The ECU Cares hotline is 252-737-5555 is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Additional information and online reporting may be found on the
ECU Cares website.

Sign Up for Our E-mail List!

Looking to receive our monthly newsletter as well as many other important messages from the university?  E-mail with your e-mail address and your student's class year.