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.  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.

Freshmen who are attending ECU for the first time in spring 2018 should register for the January 5, 2018 orientation via Pirate Port, under the Admission tab. You will need your ECU username and password to register.

Transfer students should register for either the online orientation or the January 5, 2018 on-campus orientation. You may register for online or on-campus orientation going to Pirate Port, under the Admissions tab. You will log-in with your ECU username and password. For more information, go to the Transfer Services tab at the top of the website and click on Orientation.

Campus Orientation
A one-day on-campus orientation will be held on January 5, 2018.  At orientation you will learn about academic policies, discover campus resources, get your ECU 1 Card and meet with your advisor and register for classes.

Orientation check-in will be held from 8:00 a.m. – 8:50 a.m. and should conclude by 5:00 p.m.  The cost for attending orientation is $100 for students. The fee covers the cost for student’s ECU 1Card, program materials, meals, parking, shuttle service, facility usage, and staffing.

Family orientation 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 orientation click here.

Please contact the Office of Student Transitions at 252-328-4173 or if you have any questions.


 DISTANCE EDUCATION students should contact the Office of Continuing Studies at (252) 328-9206 or visit their website at 



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