Transfer Student Orientation

Congratulations on your acceptance to East Carolina University!  You will find that ECU is a warm and friendly campus with faculty and staff who are anxious to assist you in achieving your academic goals.  Our Transfer Orientation enables you to make a smooth transition into academic and campus life at ECU.  You may assume that programs and services at ECU are similar to those provided at your previous college or university.  In reality, every college or university is different, so our orientation program will greatly benefit you.

As a transfer student, you have two options for orientation and class registration: a one-day on campus orientation OR an online orientation.  See below for more information:

On-Campus Orientation
An on-campus Transfer Orientation will be held on Friday, January 8, 2016. At the orientation, you will learn strategies for student success, discover campus resources, learn of scholarships available, meet other transfer students, get your ECU 1 Card, meet with your advisor, and register for classes.

Check-in will be held from 8:00-9:00am, and you should be finished registering for classes by 5:00pm.  The cost for attending the transfer orientation is $100 for students.  This covers breakfast, lunch, your ECU 1Card (your student ID card), and orientation materials.

There is a family program that will run concurrently with the student program.  The program will contain sessions to introduce family members to resources available to their student at ECU.  There is no cost for family members who attend orientation. Families who join their students for lunch will need to pay at the register when going into the dining hall.

Click here to register for orientation. Once you register you will receive a confirmation and a parking pass that you will need to print and put in your car the day of orientation.


Online Orientation
An online orientation is also available. 

Complete an online orientation by logging into Blackboard using your Pirate ID and password.  You will click on “ECU Transfer Orientation”. You must complete all modules, the short quiz after each module, and the survey after the last module. After you have completed the online orientation you will be given an Advisory Code and a list of advisors for each major.  Contact your advisor, give them the code, and discuss the class registration process. 

There is no cost for online orientation. However, you will be responsible for your ECU 1Card. Also, if you need to take the Math Placement Test, you will be responsible for finding a time it is offered by the Math Department. For more information about math requirements, visit the Placement Test page.

Please contact the Office of Student Transitions at (252)328-4173 or if you have any questions.

Again, welcome to ECU!
Office of Student Transitions

About Transfer Student Orientation
We are excited that you are transferring to East Carolina University! We realize your experiences and needs are different from those of incoming freshmen so we have designed an orientation program that highlights information pertinent to you as a transfer student. Whether you are joining the ECU community from a local 2-year college or from out-of-state, or plan to transfer from another 4-year institution, orientation provides an opportunity for you to discover aspects of ECU that differ from your previous institution.

For students admitted as transfer students, orientation sessions are held in January, May, June, and August. Transfer students also have the option of completing an online orientation.

 Transfer Student Orientation

For students admitted as transfer students, orientation sessions are held in January, May, June, and August. Transfer students also have the option of completing an online orientation.

January Orientation - January 8, 2016
May Orientation - May 18-19, 2016
June Orientation - June 6-7, 2016
August Orientation - Date to be determined

Why attend transfer orientation?

  • Learn about online registration and record system
  • Interact with other transfer students
  • Introduction to academic policies and academic support services
  • Meet with advisor and register for classes
  • Attend a campus and apartment resource fair
  • Get answers to dining options
  • Get your ECU 1Card (student ID)
  • Discover strategies for student success
  • Learn how and when to apply for available scholarships


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