Pirates Aboard Admitted Student Day

Join us on Saturday, March 23, 2024 for Pirates Aboard Admitted Student Day!

Admitted students and their families are invited to attend our campus-wide celebration of our newly admitted Pirates! During Pirates Aboard, meet faculty and spend time with your intended major, attend topical information sessions, take part in our admitted student tours, participate in a campus-wide activity fair, and get to know Pirate Nation. This is your opportunity to connect with your future classmates and professors from our eight colleges, representing 87 bachelor’s degrees, while also learning about our organizations and services. We are so excited for you to get hooked on ECU!

Unable to attend? Colleges and schools are also hosting smaller Admitted Student Fridays.


This year’s Pirates Aboard Admitted Student Day will be held on Saturday, March 23, 2024. Please register for the Pirates Aboard Purple session.

Pirates Aboard Purple – 9:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Pirates Aboard Gold – 11:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.  Gold session is full.


Pirates Aboard is designed to allow you and your family to choose your own adventure throughout the day to fully explore all of the sessions and opportunities that fit you best. We recommend that you and your guests plan your day in advance to make the most of your time here. The easiest way to plan and build your custom schedule is through the Whova mobile app! You can access the full schedule, customize your personalized schedule, view maps, dining and transit info, and more.

Download the Whova app for Apple
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Here are the full instructions for logging into Whova:
Info graphic describing steps to download WHOVA app

View Pirates Aboard Purple schedule overview
View Pirates Aboard Gold schedule overview


Try one of our many dining options in the Main Campus Student Center (Raising Cane’s, Steak n’ Shake, Panda Express, or Au Bon Pain), in the Croatan (Chick-fil-A), or visit our food trucks or dining halls. For those who preordered lunch totes, they will be available for pickup on the campus mall.

Pirates Aboard! Preview

Want to know more about the event? Check out this great recap from Pirates Aboard 2023.

ADA Accommodation

Individuals requesting accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) should call 252-737-1018 (voice/TTY) at least 48 hours prior to the event. ECU is an equal opportunity/affirmative action university, which accommodates the needs of individuals with disabilities.

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