Coming to ECU is an exciting new journey in every students life. It’s, for most, the first time living away from home and with all of the amazing changes that are about to happen the last thing you want to worry about is parking and transportation. Luckily, ECU offers a plethora of different options for students for their cars and other modes of transportation.
Parking Passes: For those of you planning or bringing your car, parking passes can be purchased at the parking and transportation building on 10th street.
Buses: If you, like me, aren’t bringing your car your first year than never fret. ECU offers many different ways to get around town. We literally have a bus that goes every where. That’s right, everywhere! The mall, Walmart, and other local shopping are just a small taste of the locations that ECU will drive and pick you up at all for FREE. We even have a bus that will drive you to Raleigh Durham International Airport for all of you out-of-state students. Check out this informational video on our buses.
ZIMRIDE: ECU offers an awesome program that allows students to get in contact with one another to share rides too! Thinking about taking a beach trip but need to share the cost of gas? Just get on ZIMRIDE, there are probably other people in the same shoes. It’s also a great way to meet and make new friends.
CarShare: Renting a car can be expensive, especially if you’re under the age of 25. Thankfully, ECU has that taken care of too! If you didn’t bring your car or don’t want to put the wear and tear on your own car you can easily rent a car from ECU through Enterprise.
Biking: If you’re bringing a bike than I highly suggest you register it with ECU; It ensures the safety of your bike. If you don’t bring your bike but would like to use one while on campus, ECU offers a bike sharing program. We have a multitude of bikes that students can borrow and use while here at ECU. We even have an open bike clinic that is available to students for any bike repairs or maintenance that you may have.
Visitors: So your best friend from high school is coming up for a visit. Where can they park? Well it just depends on when they come really. After 4:30 on Friday’s they are more than welcome to park any where on campus for free. However, if they are coming in the middle of the week or will be arriving before 4:30, pick up a visitors parking.
Most importantly, always look at the signs throughout the parking lots letting you know when and where you can park. Parking citations are a real thing and can effect registering for classes and many other things.
P.S Check out this really funny video by our Parking and Transportation staff about the bus system.