Congratulations on your acceptance to East Carolina University! You will find that ECU is a warm and friendly campus with faculty and staff who are anxious to assist you in achieving your academic goals. Our Transfer Orientation enables you to make a smooth transition into academic and campus life at ECU. While programs and services at ECU are similar to those provided at your previous college or university, in reality every college or university is different so our orientation program will be of great benefit to you. You will be introduced ECU’s community, learn about resources available to assist you in making a smooth transition, and provide you with information to help you be successful as a student at ECU.
As a transfer student, you have two options for orientation and class registration: a one-day on campus orientation OR an online orientation. There is also a two-day Transfer Orientation in May. See below for more information:Campus Orientation
A one-day on-campus Transfer Orientation will be held on March 8, 2017. There is also a two-day transfer orientation on May 11 -12, 2017. At the orientation, you will learn about academic policies, discover campus resources, meet other transfer students, get your ECU 1 Card and meet with your advisor.
Check-in for the March 8, 2017 orientation will be held from 7:30 a.m. – 8:30AM and should conclude by 5:00PM. The March 8th orientation falls before registration therefore students who attend this orientation will get prepared for registration including how to register, what to register for, and PIN number for registration. Check-in for the May 11-12, 2017 orientation begins at 1:00PM. The cost for attending either transfer orientation is $100 for student. Fee covers the cost for student ECU 1 Card, program materials, meals, parking, shuttles service, facility usage, and staffing.
Family sessions run concurrently with student sessions and introduce family members to resources available to their student at ECU. The cost for family members is $50 for the first family member and $20 for each additional family member. This cost includes meals, parking shuttles, facility usage, materials, and staffing. To register for the March or May orientation click here.
Complete an online orientation by logging into Blackboard using your Pirate ID and password. You will click on “Online Transfer Student Orientation,” view presentations, and complete a short quiz. You will be provided an advisory code after completing the quiz. You will contact your advisor, give them the code, and discuss the class registration process. Advisor names and contact information will be available upon completion of the online orientation. You will be responsible for getting your ECU 1 Card which you can do anytime you are on campus. If you need to take the Math Placement Test, you will be responsible for fining a time it is offered by the Math Department. For more information about math requirements, visit the Placement Test page at http://www.ecu.edu/cs-cas/math/. Distance education students should contact the Office of Continuing Studies at (252) 328-9206 or visit their website at www.ecu.edu/options.
Beginning March 9, 2017 there will be a $20 fee for online orientation. You will also access online orientation through Pirate Port by using your ECU username and password. This information can be found in your “admitted to ECU” packet.
Please contact the Office of Student Transitions at 252-328-4173 or email@example.com if you have any questions.