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.  While 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 be of great benefit to you. You will be introduced ECU’s community, learn about resources available to assist you in making a smooth transition, and provide you with information to help you be successful as a student at ECU.

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

Campus Orientation

There is  a two-day transfer orientation on May 11 -12, 2017. At the orientation, you will learn about academic policies, discover campus resources, meet other transfer students, get your ECU 1 Card and meet with your advisor.

Check-in for the May 11-12, 2017 orientation begins at 1:00PM. The cost for attending orientation is $100 for student. Fee covers the cost for student ECU 1 Card, program materials, meals, parking, shuttles service, facility usage, and staffing.

Family sessions run concurrently with student sessions and 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 meals, parking shuttles, facility usage, materials, and staffing. To register for the May orientation click here.

Online Orientation

To register for online orientation here.  You will need your Pirate ID and password.  This information can be found in your "admitted to ECU" packet.   After completing online orientation and the survey you will be provided an advisory code and contact information for your advisor.  You will contact your advisor, give them the code, and discuss the class registration process.  Be sure to print the receipt for orientation as you will need it whenever you come to campus to get your ECU 1 Card.  If you need to take the Math Placement Test, you will be responsible for contacting the Math Department to schedule a time to take the Math Placement test.  For more information  about math requirements, visit the Placement Test page at 

Distance education students should contact the Office of Continuing Studies at (252) 328-9206 or visit their website at 

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


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