Graduate Email Automatically Transitions to Alumni System

This means:

  • Your xxxxx@students.ecu.edu email address becomes xxxxx@ecualumni.ecu.edu.
  • You keep all messages in your student email account at the time it’s switched over to an alumni email account.
  • You receive any email sent to your previous xxxxx@ecu.edu email address, even after graduation, because it is automatically delivered to your new xxxxx@ecualumni.ecu.edu address. After graduation, you will no longer be able to SEND from your xxxxx@students.ecu.edu email address.
  • You log in to your new alumni xxxxx@ecualumni.ecu.edu email account using the most recent PirateID/passphrase you used as an enrolled student.
  • Your new ECU alumni email account will have your online mailbox and OneDrive file storage; the Office suite of software (Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.) you had as a student is no longer available (not part of the alumni subscription). OneDrive documents can be edited through Web apps (a browser); documents saved to your computer become “read only.”
  • The only change you need to make is to update your mobile device account. YOU WILL RECEIVE A NOTIFICATION FROM ECU WHEN YOU NEED TO MAKE THIS CHANGE.

Wireless Updates Offer Continued Improvements

Effective Monday, May 8, 2017, the ecu-onboard and Pirates networks will be decommissioned and replaced with the ecu-wifi wireless network.

Similar to Pirates, the ecu-wifi network is an open, non-secure network that allows on-camps users to:

  • Onboard to eduroam. The eduroam network service is the primary network for all ECU users. Authentication is done on initial setup with wireless access good for four years wherever eduroam is a service, including several other UNC campuses. There is no log on posturing process necessary.The Pirates wireless network will be turned off beginning Monday, May 8, and users still connected through Pirates should make the switch to eduroam. New and existing staff and students can pre-enroll their Android, iOS, Chromebook, Windows or Apple wireless device from anywhere on or off campus before arrival. Visit the network connect home page for more information and specific device instructions.
  • Connect internet-ready devices. Smart TVs and other multimedia devices not able to connect through eduroam can connect to the internet through ecu-wifi; however, users must authenticate each time they log on to the network.To avoid the logon process each time, users can register their device through the My Devices Portal. Find step-by-step instructions on the eduroam website.

If you have questions or require assistance connecting to the ECU network, please call the IT Help Desk, 252.328.9866 | 800.340.7081.

On-campus students can also take advantage of the walk-in help from any Pirate Techs Student Computing Support Center. Find the nearest campus Pirate Techs location.

ITCS and Vidant IS Implement Email Enhancements

Begins TODAY, Monday, May 1

ECU Information Technology and Computing Services (ITCS) and Vidant Information Services (IS) have partnered to implement two significant email enhancements.

Beginning TODAY (Monday, May 1, 2017), the following changes become effective:

  1. Vidant Health and ECU employees are no longer required to log in to a secure portal to retrieve an email that contains sensitive information when the email originates from Vidant Health or ECU. Employees are to continue following their respective organization’s standards and procedures for sending and receiving emails that contain sensitive information.
    See the Email Encryption Standard website for more information.
  2. Vidant Health and ECU employees may now “busy search” Outlook email calendars across the two organizations. Please note, employee availability in Vidant and ECU Outlook email calendars is searchable by default.