Campus Living & Dining

As a freshman at ECU, you’re guaranteed a room in one of our residence halls! All freshmen are required to live on campus as part of a common experience to bond new students to the university and provide support through the crucial first year of college.

Living on campus is a once-in-a-lifetime experience and puts you right in the middle of all of the action. You’ll live near campus eateries and other centers of student activity. When you need to go to class or visit the library, you’ll be within a couple minutes’ walking distance. Your new friends will live next door or right down the hall. And you’ll join previous generations of Pirates who made long-lasting memories during their first year on campus.

All of our residence halls include:

  • A mini-fridge and microwave in every room
  • A/C and heating
  • Wireless internet
  • Free laundry facilities (leave the quarters at home!)

Student housing at ECU is based in three distinct campus neighborhoods – Central, West End and College Hill.

Click below for a closer look at what each of our three neighborhoods has to offer.

Living Learning Communities

Want to live and study with students who are interested in similar academic or social issues? ECU’s 18 Living Learning Communities (LLCs) give you the opportunity to do just that. Available themes range from biology to art to leadership, and much more. LLCs are designed to assist in the transition to ECU while supporting student academics and encouraging positive peer connections. Research shows that students that reside in living-learning communities tend to have higher grade point averages and graduation rates.

Learn about Living Learning Communities >


With over 25 dining venues, from traditional dining halls to well-known chains to food trucks, you’ll always have somewhere to eat that fits your appetite. Here are just a few of the dining options offered on campus:

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Raising Cane's Chicken Fingers
Au Bon Pain café bakery
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Learn about Dining Services >