New Student Welcome and Convocation will be held on Monday, August 25 at 4:30 PM in Minges Coliseum. This year's event will feature keynote speaker Carlester Crumpler, Jr., an ECU Alumnus, ECU Football Player, NFL Football Player, and Bank of America Vice President. Musical guests Eyes of Emiline and the ECU Gospel Choir will also perform. Following Convocation, a Pep Rally will be held, and after the event students can attend Pirate Palooza.
All first time students are invited to fall convocation in Minges Coliseum where you are officially welcomed to East Carolina University. The purpose of this event is to foster community building traditions, student involvement and campus commitment. As part of the official welcome, students will begin to build a group identity or community among members of the entering class; understand the institution’s mission and expectations; and hear presentations from the Chancellor and a keynote speaker. The new student welcome and convocation is capped off with a spirited pep rally led by the Athletic Director, ECU’s coaches, Marching Band, Cheerleaders and Dance team.