Record-breaking fall enrollment

There are more faces from more places at East Carolina University this semester than ever before. ECU’s record-breaking fall enrollment of 29,131 students represents all 100 counties in North Carolina, 50 states and the District of Columbia, and 44 countries. It’s also the largest undergraduate enrollment recorded at ECU — 23,265. The class of 2021 is the third-largest freshman class […]

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New program supports student veterans

Successfully transitioning from the military to the university is the focus of a new grant-funded program for student veterans at East Carolina University. Dr. Anna Froula, associate professor of film studies in the Department of English, designed a two-week Soldier to Scholar bridge program to bring together war scholars and student veterans who are beginning their studies at ECU this […]

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New year kickoff

All first-time students were invited to attend Fall Convocation in Minges Coliseum and then Pirate Palooza at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium. With roughly 4,000 students in attendance, both events were a huge success. Click here to see all of the fun that new students had at Convocation and Pirate Palooza.

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Orientation sessions begin on campus

Ten two-day New Student Orientation sessions are offered throughout the summer of 2017, designed by the Office of Student Transitions to ensure incoming students are comfortable and informed before arriving to campus this fall. The first session took place on June 12-13 with remaining sessions running through July 17-18. Click here for more coverage of New Student Orientation 2017

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App puts safety in hands of ECU community

One year ago, East Carolina University put safety into the hands of the campus community through the mobile safety app, LiveSafe. Since being introduced to the ECU campus in April 2016, students and employees have used the app to report tips ranging from attempted car break-ins and people loitering around buildings to loud noise and requesting help for a friend […]

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Future Pirates enjoy Admitted Students Day

The entire East Carolina University campus was all-hands-on-deck Saturday, April 1 for the Pirates Aboard! Admitted Students Day when more than 5,600 students and guests were in attendance. Admitted students were able to participate in a full day of sessions including presentations from their intended majors; updates from financial aid, housing, dining, and student life; campus tours; and an opportunity […]

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A commitment to fund international experiences

East Carolina University students will soon have access to additional international travel funding thanks to a commitment from Chancellor Cecil Staton and his wife, Catherine. The Statons have made a $100,000 commitment to endow the Cecil P. Staton and Catherine D. Staton Study Abroad fund. The donation will support international travel and educational opportunities for ECU students. “ECU is an […]

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