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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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Setting Sail for the Future

Let’s flash back to four years ago. I was a senior in high school anticipating all of the things that were to come as I began my education at East Carolina University. Looking back, I was not thinking about what was to come after I received my degree; I was just excited to be a college student. Four years later […]

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Applying to ECU

Steps to Apply: Create an admissions portal account. A portal account is required and allows you to check on the status of your application. You can also sign up for a campus tour and other events through your portal account. Apply using the Common Application. You will submit the $75 nonrefundable application fee through the Common Application. Send official ACT/SAT […]

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Navigating Major Waters

If you asked me in first grade, I’d tell you that I wanted to be a veterinarian. In fifth grade I’d tell you I wanted to be a teacher. In high school I’d tell you I wanted to be a physical therapist. Coming into college I’d tell you I wanted to be a marine biologist. As life happened throughout the […]

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Dear ECU Class of 2021

Dear Future Pirates, I’d like to start by saying congratulations! You did it. You’ve graduated high school and you’re preparing to embark on one of the most incredible journeys of your life. You’re probably overwhelmed with emotions as so much change is happening, but embrace it. The next four years are about to be some of the best years of your […]

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Marissa’s Study Abroad Experience

Studying abroad is something everyone needs to try at least once during his or her college experience. To be able to go to a different country and experience a different culture is one of the most life changing things I’ve ever gotten the opportunity to do. For two weeks, I studied abroad all the way across the world in Australia, […]

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How My Decision Led Me to Pirate Country

Growing up in Fayetteville my entire life almost everyone in my family went to Fayetteville State University, so when it was almost time for me to graduate high school I knew that wasn’t a place that I could see myself getting an education. It felt like I had been going there for years. I already knew where every building was, I […]

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