Student housing at East Carolina University is based in three neighborhoods- College Hill, West End and Central. Like any community all three neighborhoods have some common elements- like access to key services and programs, and each neighborhood has its unique features like location!
All of our neighborhoods are within walking distance to the academic buildings where students have a majority of their classes. The College Hill Neighborhood is served by Todd Dining Hall, and the Central and West End Neighborhoods are served by the West End Dining Hall.
Check out the information on our residence halls that make up each residential neighborhood.
You'll never run out of things to do on the Hill.
The College Hill neighborhood is nestled between East Carolina’s academic buildings and its athletics complex, meaning you’re just a short walk away from classes during the week and sporting events on game days. In the neighborhood itself are six residence halls, a fitness facility, a dining hall, a food court, a coffee bar, and a convenience store. The neighborhood has all you need within walking distance, and there’s usually someone else going your way.
The appeal of West End neighborhood is in its proximity to ECU’s social scene.Close to the Student Recreation Center, Mendenhall Student Center, and the Brickyard, the West neighborhood is always buzzing with activity. You can get involved in just about any campus event when you live here. Students often meet and hang out at the student center, where attractions like Hendrix Theatre, a bowling alley, pool hall, study lounge, food court, convenience store, and coffee bar make the possibilities endless. If you just feel like relaxing, you can hang out in front of a big-screen TV or lounge in one of the comfortable chairs.
Central neighborhood is at the heart of ECU’s academic environment.Its four residence halls are surrounded by classroom buildings, lecture halls, Joyner Library, Wright Auditorium, and Messick Theatre. Residents enjoy central campus for its collegiate feel and quiet places to study. You’ll have convenient access to the buildings that you’ll visit frequently during your time at East Carolina.
Jones Hall was dedicated for Dr. Paul Erastus Jones, a local dentist who helped establish the ECU medical school. At its dedication in 1960, Jones Hall loomed as both the tallest building in Greenville and the first on The Hill. Jones Hall was renovated in 2002 which added floor lounges and an elevator, as well as public areas on the main floor.
This floor diagram shows 1 window, there are two windows in the room, with a total 7' (W) x 5'4" (H) opening.
Since its opening on The Hill in 1960, Legacy Hall has provided a history of welcoming new residents. Renamed in 2016 as Legacy Hall- the building was the 2nd hall to be built on College Hill. It has a large central laundry room and lounge in the basement, and a study room on each floor. The building has double rooms, sharing a community bathroom on the hall.
This facility provides additional beds to College Hill using the suite-style community format. There is 1 bathroom per 2 beds, as well as a full-size refrigerator and microwave in a kitchenette set-up. This building is designed to foster a learning environment outside of main campus and the classroom buildings. This hall provides options for upper division students and it popular with returning and transfer students.
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Typical Suite Layout
Tyler Hall opened as a men’s residence in 1969, but switched to all women in 1972 and remained so for nearly 30 years. Today, it is a coed residence hall. This original Hill high-rise garnered its name from Arthur Lynwood Tyler, a former University Trustee. The building was renovated in 2012- opening with two new restrooms on each floor, a new exterior, and new finishes in public areas and student rooms.
Note with the renovation, Tyler Hall now has only one window, with the exception of corner rooms.
ECU honored William Kerr Scott in 1962 by dedicating Scott Hall after this former Governor and US Senator, who championed higher education for eastern NC. Scott Hall has mostly a quad (2 suites, 4 rooms) layout. Scott Hall was renovated and expanded in 2010.
EastPointe Plaza: The plaza is a buzzing indoor/outdoor center of activity that features a food court, coffee bar, convenience store, and workout facility.www.ecu.edu/campuslivingCollege Hill Computer Lab: This serves as the main center for computer access in the College Hill neighborhood. The lab houses both Macs and PCs.www.ecu.edu/cs-itcs/studentcomputerlabsDowdy-Ficklen Stadium: Dowdy-Ficklen is the site of Pirate football action. Spend Saturdays in the fall cheering for the Pirates as they take on their Conference USA foes, as well as teams from the ACC, Big East, and other conferences.www.ecupirates.comMinges Coliseum: The Pirates play basketball on the floor of Williams Arena, located inside Minges Coliseum. Join with fellow Minges Maniacs to help East Carolina score another victory.www.ecupirates.comClark-LeClair Stadium: Root for the home team in Clark-LeClair Stadium, the state-of the-art facility for Pirates baseball.www.ecupirates.comMurphy Center: The Murphy Center houses ECU’s strength and conditioning center, along with a banquet hall and memorabilia from the Pirates athletics program.www.ecupirates.com
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In 1957, the East Carolina University President dedicated Garrett Hall in honor of Radford “Ralph” Marvin Garrett, a university Trustee. This residence hall originally housed all women, then became co-ed, switched to all men, then all female again, and finally settled on its current co-ed status. Garrett Hall currently houses several of our Living Learning Programs. Garrett Hall is made up of double rooms with community bathrooms on the hall.
note, the closets do not have doors on them currently. Student can
provide their own drapes or keep the closet spaces open to the room.
Also, MOST rooms do have sinks in the room.
Clement Hall received its name in 1972 after Sarah E. Clement, a teacher from 1920 to 1960, who developed a grant for the East Carolina University student loan fund. The hall currently houses men and women. Clement Hall will reopen fall 2017 after 2 year renovation cycle - reopening with new lobby areas, bathrooms, and room finishes. Clement Hall beds are now able to be be "bunked" and use the rental loft program. Clement Hall is made up of double rooms with community bathrooms on the hall.
ECU community members paid tribute to Ruth Allen White in 1969 by naming White Hall after her. She graduated from East Carolina Teachers College (which became East Carolina University) in 1925. Miss White continued her life at the university, first as a hall counselor, then the Assistant Dean of Women and finally as the Dean of Women. White Hall reopened from a major renovation in Fall 2016- with new lobby spaces, new bathrooms, and new room finishes. White Hall is made up of double rooms with newly remodeled community bathrooms on the hall.
Since 1969, Greene Hall of the West Neighborhood has had the name Greene after Mary Hemphill Greene. Miss Greene became one of five English professors at ECU in 1928. She died tragically in a house fire in January of 1968, months before her planned summer retirement. Greene Hall is made up of double rooms with newly remodeled bathrooms on the hall.
Completed in 1964 in the West Neighborhood, Fletcher Hall stood as the first high-rise building on campus. Fletcher received its name after Inglis Fletcher, who wrote 12 historic novels on North Carolina. Fletcher Hall bathrooms were completely renovated in 2011.
Mendenhall Student Center: Mendenhall is the student activity center on campus. Here you can shoot a game of pool, catch a movie, go bowling, grab a snack or a cup of coffee, study, or enjoy your favorite TV show.www.ecu.edu/cs-studentaffairs/studentlife/mscrecreations/index.cfmStudent Recreation Center: One of the largest and finest facilities of its kind on the East Coast, the Student Recreation Center has an indoor and an outdoor pool, an indoor climbing wall, multipurpose courts, an indoor track, a weight room, a juice bar, and more.www.ecu.edu/crwHendrix Theatre: Located inside Mendenhall Student Center, Hendrix Theatre shows newly released films every weekend as well as occasional sneak previews and hosts other campus events throughout the year.www.ecu.edu/sab/films.cfmWest Neighborhood Computer Lab: Located on the first floor of White Hall, the West Neighborhood Computer Lab has both Macs and PCs for use by residents.www.ecu.edu/cs-itcs/studentcomputerlabsLedonia Wright Cultural Center: The Ledonia Wright Cultural Center hosts research and educational programs, as well as African, African American, and Native American art. The center has a reading room, a computer lab, conference rooms, and an art gallery.www.ecu.edu/edc/
Opened in 1955, Umstead Hall takes its name from William B. Umstead, a NC Governor and US Congressman and Senator. This residence hall closed in 1993 for renovations, and re-opened in 1995. Umstead Hall has residents living on all three floors, with the main floor also housing ECU's Center for Counseling and Student Development.
Named for Sallie Southhall Cotten, a writer, poetess and civic leader, Cotten Hall opened in 1926 in the Central Neighborhood. Many of the rooms overlook ECU's Trustee Fountain. Room and window sizes in this hall vary, due to the hall's historic nature.
Years ago, Senator James L. Fleming introduced a bill to establish the East Carolina Teachers Training School (later re-named East Carolina University). Four years after its construction in 1923, Fleming Hall received its name in honor of Senator Fleming’s initiative. Room and window sizes in this hall vary, due to the hall's historic nature.
In 1909, Jarvis Hall opened in the Central Neighborhood, housing both the university’s students and classes. Jarvis Hall is named for T. J. Jarvis who, as Governor, made ECU a residential college rather than a commuter school as originally slated. Room and window sizes in this hall vary, due to the hall's historic nature.
J. Y. Joyner Library: Joyner is East Carolina’s main campus library. The largest library in the state east of Raleigh, it has more than three million holdings. The library also is home to the Pirate Tutoring Center.www.ecu.edu/cs-lib/Dowdy Student Stores: Located in the Wright Building, the student store is your one-stop spot for all your textbook, school supply, ECU apparel, and computer needs.www.ecu.edu/cs-admin/studentstores/Wright Auditorium: A historic landmark on campus, Wright Auditorium hosts symphonies, plays, concerts, and dance performances throughout the year.www.wrightauditorium.ecu.edu/Financial Aid and Cashier’s Offices: The Financial Aid Office oversees all federal Title IV aid for students enrolled at ECU. Staff members also provide individual guidance to students and their parents. The Financial Aid Office is located in the Old Cafeteria Complex near the library and the student center. This building also is home to the Cashier’s Office and the ECU 1 Card Office.www.ecu.edu/financial/Student Health Service: The East Carolina Student Health Service is the primary health care facility on Main Campus. Its medical staff provides quality health care to enrolled students and ECU employees through a comprehensive list of services. It’s located in the Student Health Center along the Mall.www.ecu.edu/studenthealth/
This is a sample of the rooms that use the community bath. The suite style rooms have a sink in the room and a shared bath (in most cases) between two student rooms.
14'-8 1/2 deep and 11'-6 5/8 wide.