Transfer Student Orientation

Click here to register for Transfer Student Orientation 2016

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.  You may assume that 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 greatly benefit you.

As a transfer student, you have two options for orientation and class registration: a two-day on campus orientation OR an online orientation.  See below for more information:

On-Campus Orientation
Transfer Orientation is a two-day event and will be held May 18-19 or June 6-7. At the orientation, you will learn about academic policies, discover campus resources, meet other transfer students, get your ECU 1 Card, meet with your advisor, and register for classes, and much more.

Check-in will be held from 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. on the first day of orientation. Advising will begin at 10:30 a.m. on the second day. The cost of for attending the transfer orientation is $100 for students.  This covers meals, events designed especially for you, your ECU 1 Card (your student ID card), and academic materials. Cost for family members is $50 for the first family member and $20 for each additional family member. The cost includes meals and program materials.

Students wanting to say on campus during orientation will need to pay an additional $30. Families are also welcome to stay on campus during orientation for an additional cost of $30 per bed – shared occupancy or $60 for single occupancy.

Click here to register for Transfer Orientation.


Online Orientation
Complete an online orientation by logging into Blackboard using your Pirate ID and password.  You will click on “ecu transfer: Online Transfer Orientation,” view each modules, and complete the short quiz and survey.  After you have completed the orientation and survey you will be provided an Advisor Code.  You will contact your advisor, give them the code, and discuss the class registration process.  Advisor names and contact information will be available through the online orientation.

There is no cost for online orientation. However, you will be responsible for your ECU 1Card. Also, if you need to take the Math Placement Test, you will be responsible for finding a time it is offered by the Math Department. For more information about math requirements, visit the Placement Test page.

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

Again, welcome to ECU!
Office of Student Transitions

About Transfer Student Orientation
We are excited that you are transferring to East Carolina University! We realize your experiences and needs are different from those of incoming freshmen so we have designed an orientation program that highlights information pertinent to you as a transfer student. Whether you are joining the ECU community from a local 2-year college or from out-of-state, or plan to transfer from another 4-year institution, orientation provides an opportunity for you to discover aspects of ECU that differ from your previous institution.

For students admitted as transfer students, orientation sessions are held in January, May, June, and August. Transfer students also have the option of completing an online orientation.

 Transfer Student Orientation

For students admitted as transfer students, orientation sessions are held in January, May, June, and August. Transfer students also have the option of completing an online orientation.

May Orientation - May 18-19, 2016
June Orientation - June 6-7, 2016
August Orientation - August 19, 2016 (registration for the August orientation will not be available until all other orientation sessions are over)

Why attend transfer orientation?

  • Learn about online registration and record system
  • Interact with other transfer students
  • Introduction to academic policies and academic support services
  • Meet with advisor and register for classes
  • Attend a campus and apartment resource fair
  • Get answers to dining options
  • Get your ECU 1Card (student ID)
  • Discover strategies for student success
  • Learn how and when to apply for available scholarships


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