For Parents

Choosing a college is an important step in your student’s life. This process can be exciting but daunting. We want you and your student to feel supported throughout this exploration. ECU provides resources for your student’s growth, safety and success. This page provides information that will help during this transition to university life.


Your Student’s Connection to ECU

If your student is interested in learning more about ECU, encourage them to fill out our Request Info form. They’ll receive information about ECU and the latest updates on all things admissions, including:

  • Admissions events
  • Upcoming deadlines
  • Info pertaining to their specific academic interests
  • Find your Admissions Counselor
  • And more!

Request Info


Pirate Parent Night: Navigating Your Student’s Next Steps to ECU

Join Admissions counselors and fellow Future Pirate Parents on Monday, March 11 from 6:00-7:00 p.m. over Zoom! During this virtual event you will learn about the next steps in the enrollment process. Hear from representatives in undergraduate admissions, student academic success services, academic advising, and parent and family programs. Attend this event and your student will have the chance to win an ECU giveaway. You will receive Zoom log in information and the URL via email on the morning of the event.

Register for Parent Night


Come Visit Us

There is no better way for you and your student to get a feel for East Carolina University than to spend some time on our campus. We invite you to visit us in Greenville, North Carolina to take part in a walking tour of our beautiful campus, led by one of our student tour guides. Or explore campus on your own using our self-guided tour.

Our fall Open House is a great way to explore all that ECU has to offer. During Open House you will: learn about our academic programs, visit several different styles of residence halls, explore the array of student activities and services available, meet with current students, take a tour of campus, and hear from the faculty and staff who will work with your student throughout their time at ECU.

If you cannot make it to our campus, we will do our best to bring ECU to you through our fall and spring recruitment travel. Our counselors visit hundreds of high schools and participate in dozens of college fairs each year. You can also explore our campus from the comfort of home with our virtual tour.

Visiting ECU


ECU Parent Services

Our Parent and Family Programs staff are here to help you connect with all of the resources available to the parents of ECU students. Special informative programs for parents are offered during orientation week and parents’ weekend.

Parent and Family Programs

As the parent of a prospective student, we encourage you to sign up for the ECU Parent and Family Portal. It is your one-stop shop for remaining informed and engaged with ECU! The portal provides parents with an online experience they can personalize, including:

  • Automated and fully personalized newsletters
  • Email announcements from ECU
  • Access to your student’s information
  • Communities based on your interests

Join the Parent & Family Portal


Parent Quick Links