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Welcome to Parent & Family Programs!

Parent and Family Programs is the office that supports you, as parents and family members of an East Carolina University student.You play an important role at ECU and we believe that the more you know about the university, the more you can contribute to your student's success here, and we want to be your partner in your child's education. 

Parent and Family Programs will respond to your needs and inquiries promptly. We provide personalized help to find solutions to problems, and help you navigate through your family's college experience. 

This web page is here to assist you with finding answers to your questions. If you can't find what you are looking for here, please contact the Parent and Family Programs Office by calling the toll free Parents Help Line at 1-866-552-3957 or by emailing us at parents@ecu.eduWe will answer your questions or put you in touch with someone who can.

We also have a Facebook Page for you to connect with other ECU families to receive invaluable information and advice from other parents and families who have "been there/done that". You can request to be placed on our Parents E-mail List to receive the latest ECU information, newsletters, deadline date reminders, and other news you can use. Just e-mail us at parents@ecu.ecu to be placed on the list today!

Make Time for Title IX

Parents- please take a moment to read this important article on Title IX and sexual violence.

ECU Cares

ECU Cares is an anonymous way students, staff, faculty members and others can immediately seek help or report concerning behavior.  It connects the university community directly with campus resources for a wide variety of support services.  The ECU Cares hotline is 252-737-5555 is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  Additional information and online reporting may be found on the ECU Cares website.



Winter Weather Alerts, Delays and Closings

For up-to-date information on university closings or delays please visit


Spring Parents Weekend 2015!

Spring Parents Weekend 2015 will be held February 20th- 21st, 2015.  More information on schedules, hotels and ticketing can be accessed online here.

Fall Family Weekend 2015

Fall Family Weekend 2015 will be September 25th-27th in conjunction with the home football game vs. Virginia Tech on Saturday, September 26th.  More details to follow.

Siblings Weekend

RHA Siblings Weekend 15

The ECU Residence Hall Association will host Siblings Weekend March 20th- 22nd, 2015.  For more information, please visit the Siblings Weekend Website.

Monthly Parent Newsletter Online

Catch up on our monthly parent newsletter and past editions online here (

Fall Family Weekend Photos!

Thank you to all who attended Family Weekend 2014! Find your Family Weekend photo on our Facebook Page!


Sign Up for Our E-mail List!

Looking to receive our monthly newsletter as well as many other important messages from the university?  E-mail with your e-mail address and your student's class year.