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Division of Student Affairs
Off-Campus Student Services



Welcome to Off-Campus Living

Want to have the freedom to live off-campus after your first year on-campus? Yes? Excellent. Here’s what you need to know beforehand…Living off-campus does have its freedoms, but it comes with more rules, regulations, and responsibilities. When you live off-campus, you will be a student of East Carolina University and a citizen of the City of Greenville. Therefore students will need to know that both the ECU Student Code of Conduct, Students Right and Responsibilities, and the City of Greenville Code Enforcement apply to them. Also before you sign a lease agreement, you need to understand and know all the facts, as this is a legal binding document, Student Legal Services. The department of Off-Campus Student Services works with students to explore off-campus housing needs for successful living away from the University residence halls.

ECU Freshman Residency Requirement - East Carolina University Freshmen (defined as students who have completed fewer than 30 hours of college credit – excluding AP, dual enrollment, or early college hours) are required to live in college housing for at least two semesters. Exempted from this policy are students who have reached their twenty-first birthday prior to the first day of classes; veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces; married students; students with dependent children (living with them); or students who commute to school daily from the permanent, legal residence of their parents (within a 35 mile radius of campus.) 



2012 ECU Guide to Living Off Campus (click here)


This December Off Campus Student Services is focused on Giving Back!

Learn more about our Pirates Treasure Program.

RAD Classes (Self-Defense Class, 12 hr. course)-

For next classes or information to have a class for you student organization, please contact the instructor at ECU Police Department, Sgt. Stephanie Carnevale at carnevales@ecu.edu or call 252-328-5627