ECU: A Home Away From Home

With the holidays approaching, I have been thinking a lot about home. I started to realize that home, for me, has developed a different meaning within my past four years at ECU. I never imaged that this campus, that was once so foreign to me, would start to feel like my home away from home.   I came to ECU […]

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Class of 2023 Facebook Group

So you’ve made it through the daunting task that is the admissions process, and guess what? You did it! Congratulations to all of our recently admitted Pirates and to all of those soon to follow. We’re excited for you to experience all that Pirate Nation has to offer. With that being said, sometimes students are overcome with the feeling of, […]

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Fall Open House

Mark your calendars for October 27th because East Carolina University’s annual Fall Open House is not an event you’re going to want to miss! Open House is a great opportunity for prospective freshman, transfer students and their families to tour campus, visit residence halls, learn about student life, visit with academic departments and  get all of your admissions questions answered. […]

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Preparing For Applying to College

So, the time has finally come for you to start your college search. While this can be one of the most exciting times of your life, it’s also undeniably overwhelming. Whether you have family who has already been through it or you’re a first-generation college student, navigating the college admissions process doesn’t have to be daunting!   Use Helpful Research […]

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Colin’s Study Abroad Experience

We’re often told about the amazing programs that allow you to spend time in a foreign country and earn college credit, but really, what’s all the fuss about?   Well, it’s the chance of a lifetime! I spent last spring semester living in Certaldo, Italy and exploring Europe through the ECU Tuscany program. Since I’ve been back, I am excited […]

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Rich with Tradition

Pirate Nation is filled with many exciting traditions and history. We’ve made a list of the traditions you’ll need to know at ECU and some of the things you don’t want to miss out on while you’re here! Many of our traditions are built around our mascot being the Pirates. We became the Pirates because of ECU’s location close to […]

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Making the Most of Pirates Aboard!

East Carolina University is expecting more than 5,000 guests this Saturday, March 24, for Pirates Aboard! Admitted Student Day. Below are a few tips and reminders to help you plan your visit to ECU.   Planning Tools To help you plan your day, download the Pirates Aboard! smartphone planning guide, available in the ECU Guides app (free for both iOS and Android). […]

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Campus Living 101

Once you’ve decided that ECU is the school for you, it’s time to submit your enrollment deposit and apply for housing! Housing assignments are made in the order that contracts are received, so for the best chance of getting your top preference it is important to get your contract in early. We’ve come up with a list of helpful tips to […]

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