Frequently Asked Questions

When is Spring Orientation?
Orientation will be held on Friday, January 9, 2015.

What will it cost?
The cost is $100 per person, which includes academic materials, lunch on Friday, and an ECU 1 card.

Where do I check in?

Check-in for Spring Orientation will be at the Gallery on the 2nd Floor of Mendenhall Student Center from 8:00 a.m.—9:00 a.m.  At check-in, you will receive a detailed schedule and necessary materials for your class registration process. For those students residing in university housing for the Spring semester, please contact Campus Living at  252-328-4663, if you have questions concerning move-in.

How do I reserve a space for Fall Orientation?
So that we may prepare for your arrival, please return the attached reservation form with your check or money order for $100 by January.  If you do not get your form in by the deadline, you may bring it to the cashier’s office on January 9, 2015.

Where do I park?
During Spring Orientation you must park at the Gold Lot at Minges Coliseum/Dowdy Ficklen Stadium parking lot located off Charles Blvd. A shuttle bus will take you to Mendenhall Student Center and will return you to the parking lot later in the day.  The shuttle will begin running at 7:30 a.m.  The shuttle will have “Orientation” on the marquee.  For more information on parking or purchasing a parking permit for the Spring semester, you may call (252) 328-6294.  *A parking permit will be emailed to you upon receipt of your reservation to attend*.

Which Placement Tests will be offered?
Placement test ensure that you start your courses at the correct level.  The mathematics placement test will be administered during orientation.  Students who score 540 or above on the mathematics portion of the SAT, who score 400 or more above on the SAT Level IIC achievement test in mathematics, or who score a 20 on the math portion of the ACT are not required to take the math placement rest.  Sample test questions may be found online at

Foreign Languages
If you studied a foreign language in high school, you are encouraged to take a foreign language placement test.  Students must take a placement test before enrolling in SPAN 1001.  Spanish, French, and German placement tests can be taken online at 
Placement tests for other languages can be arranged by contacting Jason Walker at

What Should I Bring?

In order to get your ECU 1 Card, bring a valid driver’s license, state-issued ID card, passport, or military ID.

Is There a Family Program?

There is a family orientation and we encourage them to attend.  There is no cost for this program, however their meals are not included.  (They may pay on their own).  The family program will contain sessions to introduce them to the resources available to their student at ECU.

Disability Information
Individuals with disabilities who require accommodation in order to participate in any orientation event at ECU (including placement tests) must contact the Department for Disability Support Services at (252) 737-1016 (voice/TDD) 48 hours prior to the start of the program.

Orientation - Frequently Asked Questions

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