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 two-day on campus orientation OR an online orientation.  See below for more information:

On-Campus Orientation

An on-campus Spring Orientation will be held on January 6, 2017.  At the orientation you will learn about academic policies, discover campus resources, meet other transfer students, get your ECU 1 Card, meet with your advisor, and register for classes.

Check-in will be held from 7:30 a.m. - 8:15 a.m. and you should be finished registering for classes by 5:00pm.  The cost for attending the Spring Orientation is $100 for student.  Fee covers the cost for student ECU 1 Card, program materials, 2 meals, parking, shuttles, facility usage and staffing.

There is a family program that will run concurrently with the student sessions. the program will contain sessions to introduce family members to resources available to their student at ECU. The cost for family members is $50 for the first family member and $20 for each additional family member.   This cost includes two meals, parking shuttles, facility usage, materials and staffing.

You will still be able to attend Orientation on January 6th.  Please go to the Cashier's office in the Old Cafeteria Complex and pay Orientation fees and bring receipt with you to check-in at Mendenhall Student Center.

Online Orientation
Complete an online orientation by logging into Blackboard using your Pirate ID and password.  You will click on “ecu transfer: Online Transfer Orientation,” view each modules, and complete the short quiz and survey.  After you have completed the orientation and survey you will be provided an Advisor Code.  You will contact your advisor, give them the code, and discuss the class registration process.  Advisor names and contact information will be available through the online orientation.

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.

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.

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

Please contact the Office of Student Transitions at (252)-328-4173 if there are questions or we can be contacted at

Again, welcome to ECU!


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