New Student Welcome and Convocation

2016 New Student Welcome and Convocation – August 21, 2016 at 4:30 pm
Featuring Keynote Speaker Greg Morin, CEO of P1 Performance Group

2016 Convocation

Transit – Shuttles will begin running at 3:15 pm and will pick up at Mendenhall and College Hill transit stops.
Walking - Students may walk to Minges Coliseum from campus crossing over 14th Street at the top of College Hill (behind Gateways East and West). Begin walking early to ensure prompt arrival.
Cars – Parking will be available with official ECU Parking Pass.

Entrance to Minges:
Students will enter Minges through the Smith-Williams Practice facility. Members of the Greek Community will welcome you as you enter Smith-Williams.

Class Pin:
Students will receive an ECU Entering Class 2016 Pin once they enter Minges Coliseum. The Entering Year Pin symbolizes the start of your academic journey and commitment to being an East Carolinian.

Students will sit on the lower floor of Minges and in the upper level, sections 201-207 and 215-216.  
Faculty and staff seating is in upper level, sections 214-215.

Pre-Convocation Entertainment:
Pre-convocation entertainment will include interactive games and musical competitions with students, faculty and staff at 3:45 p.m.


Pep Rally:
A pep rally led by the ECU Athletic Department, Pep Band, Cheerleaders and Dance Team will immediately follow Convocation in Minges Coliseum.

Exit from Minges to Pirate Palooza:
All students will exit through Smith Williams Center and move towards Dowdy-Ficklin Gate 8 to enter Pirate Palooza (for more information on this event visit

All first time students are invited to fall convocation in Minges Coliseum where you are officially welcomed to East Carolina University.  The purpose of this event is to foster community building traditions, student involvement and campus commitment.  As part of the official welcome, students will begin to build a group identity or community among members of the entering class; understand the institution’s mission and expectations; and hear presentations from the Chancellor and a keynote speaker. The new student welcome and convocation is capped off with a spirited pep rally led by the Athletic Director, ECU’s coaches, Marching Band, Cheerleaders and Dance team.


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