New Student Orientation

Family Orientation

We encourage family members to attend orientation at the same time as their student! The Family Program runs concurrently with the New Student Orientation program. Guests will have the opportunity to learn more about ECU and the resources available to their student. Topics include:  helping students through their first year of college, financial aid and payment of tuition and fees, life on campus, information about housing and meal plans, and academic policies. Family members and students will be separated for some activities; however they will be able to get together for some meals and activities.

Canoe Paddle and Float

Congrats on becoming a Pirate! You are one of 3,000+ new freshman to do so! Now how do you find your people, your friends? You're here to learn the in's and out's of ECU. During this 4 hour paddle you'll find some friends just like you....friends excited for college, who love being on the water, and who want to meet others.
Sundays, 1:00-5:00pm, June 14, June 21, June 28, July 5, and July 12
Thursdays, 3:15-6:30pm, June 18, June 25, July 2, July 9, and July 16
Cost: $15 per person
For more information and to sign up, visit the Campus Recreation and Wellness Summer Orientation Paddle Trips site.

Parent and Family Programs Mix and Mingle

Join ECU's Parent and Family Programs at Mellow Mushroom from 5:30pm-7:30pm every Sunday and Tuesday prior to an orientation session. Meet their staff and other new students and families on any of the following dates:
June 14, June 16, June 21, June 23, June 28, June 30, July 5, July 7, July 12, July 14

This is an open event for parents and students who are arriving to town early to connect with fellow Pirates. Light food and refreshments will be provided. Mellow Mushroom is located at 2020 Charles Blvd. For directions, call 252-565-8220.

For more information, contact Lauren Byers at
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