The Value of Living On Campus


On-Campus housing offers the convenience of easy access to classes, libraries, study and recreation areas and special events. New and returning students can apply online for on-campus housing. Check on the "Apply for Housing" tab above for more information on how to apply.

It's easy to get involved and stay connected while living on campus. Living on campus means living in the heart of the Pirate Nation. While on campus students can join more than 250 organizations including academic clubs, honorary, social and professional groups. There are also Greek Fraternities and sororities as well as special interest groups that can help you connect to ECU in special ways.

From chick to Chilistoo On-Campus living provides you a wide variety of places to eat on campus. Click here to find out more about Campus Dining.

Applying for Housing

The 2018-2019 Academic Year Contract: picture1

New Students- Once you have been accepted to ECU, Undergraduates will receive an admittance packet and a Student Guide later in the spring. If you do not receive your Student Guide in a timely manner, you can contact ECU Admissions at 252.328.6131, or if you have questions about the Campus Living information simply call the Campus Living Office at 252.328.4663 or 800.328.7668 or e-mail us at

You will also receive your ECU e-mail account and password in the mail. This account and password will give you access to the web site for the contracting process.


Our Online Contract is on Pirate Port

The contracting process for new students is online and is available after paying the new student enrollment deposit. The next business day after an enrollment deposit is paid- an link is activated for incoming students logging onto their Pirate Port account - . Once logged into Pirate Port, select Tools at the top of the page, under the Student Affairs heading select Campus Living - Housing. New students will pay by credit card the $100 application fee and the $100 Advanced Room Fee (credited towards your Spring room charges)- $200 total to submit a contract to reserve a space.

To print out a student copy of the 2017-2018 Campus Living contract for reference only, click here.

To print out a student copy of the 2018-2019 Campus Living contract for reference only, click here.

Interested in Theme/Living Learning Communities? Check out your options here.

ECU Campus Dining

Every Student Who's Not Sure When, Where or What To Eat picture4

You've got more on your plate than ever before, not counting food. But you've still gotta eat, have a life and hang out with your friends. So we've made it as easy as possible to do all three at the same time. We offer a variety of meal plans, locations, and choices that fit your life and your schedule - as crazy as it may be. Click here to find out more about Campus Dining.