New Student Orientation

Family Orientation

We encourage family members to attend orientation at the same time as their student! The Family Program runs concurrently with the New Student Orientation program. Guests will have the opportunity to learn more about ECU and the resources available to their student. Topics include:  helping students through their first year of college, financial aid and payment of tuition and fees, life on campus, information about housing and meal plans, and academic policies. Family members and students will be separated for some activities; however they will be able to get together for some meals and activities.

The registration fee for family members is $85 for the first family member and $30 for each family member. There is no orientation fee for children under the age of 17; however, meals are not included and no child care will be provided.

Family members can stay in Garrett Residence Hall during orientation. The cost will be $31 per person per night for shared occupancy (single traveling guest will be paired with another single traveling guest) or $62 per night for single occupancy. Garrett Residence Hall is a traditional corridor-style hall with community bathroom facilities. There will be a community bathroom for each gender on each floor, but the floors themselves will be coed. Standard linens will be provided, but as a residence hall, the in-room amenities are limited, with no TVs or clock radios provided in the room. A community TV is available in the hall lobby. If you are interested in staying on campus, please reserve at the time of registration. All family housing is on a first-come, first-served basis. Please note that family members will stay in a hall separate from students, so please pack accordingly.

Family members may choose to stay in a local hotel. A list of Greenville hotels may be found at

Orientation - Family

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