Congrats and Welcome!

Join us for the official start of your journey at Tiger Welcome Orientation Week. We cannot wait for you to experience all ECU has to offer as you achieve your educational goals.

Tiger WOW was created to help your transition to Tigerland be a success. All incoming freshmen are expected to participate in Tiger WOW. During WOW, you will learn more about your academic program, opportunities to be involved on campus, and our community.

Tiger WOW begins with move-in the Saturday before classes and continues throughout the first week of class. See the full schedule below.

Don’t miss this great opportunity to meet new people, get connected to your ECU family, and have fun!

Parents & Families 

ECU understands that a student coming to college is a transition for the whole family! We want to make sure that everyone feels welcomed as part of the ECU community, so some events are planned with you in mind.  Families are invited and encouraged to attend the New Student Convocation and the Parent's Reception that follow Residence Hall Check-In. The reception is a great opportunity to meet other ECU parents, ECU administrators, and be able to learn more about campus resources and programs. 

Families are expected to make departure arrangements after the reception concludes, and the student-only portion of the Tiger WOW schedule will begin late Saturday afternoon.

Tiger WOW Schedule

Saturday, August 17th

9:00 – 11:30     Residence Hall Check-In (On-campus students only)

11:30 – 1:30     Lunch on Your Own (Food trucks will be available on campus)

1:30 – 2:00       Tiger WOW Check-in at Kerr Activities Center (*Required for all incoming freshmen)

2:00 – 2:45       New Student Convocation at Kerr Activities Center (*Required for all incoming freshmen, Families welcome)

3:00 – 4:00       Meet Your Major & Faculty (*Required for all incoming freshmen, location TBD)

3:00 – 4:00       Parent/Family Reception – Meet the ECU Administration at Kerr Activities Center

4:00 – 5:30       Snow cones and Football – Come watch your ECU Football Team prep for the season

6:00 – 8:00       The Welcome Bash at the UC (University Center - Free food, DJ, games, and more)


Sunday “Fun Day”, August 18th

AM                    Ada has several organizations for your spiritual preferences

2:00 – 4:00       Stickball or Scavenger Hunt outdoors / Pool Tournament or Karaoke indoors

4:00 – 6:00       Volleyball or Frisbee Golf outdoors / Therapy dogs or board games indoors

6:00 – 8:00       Block Party at Centennial Plaza (Student Orgs Fair) 


Monday, August 19th

10:00 – 1:00     Howdy Fair on the University Center Lawn (Come meet our local businesses)

Tuesday, August 20th

6:00 – 8:00       Carnival Party on the University Center Lawn


Wednesday, August 21st

11:00 – 1:00      Eye of the Tigers on the University Center Lawn (Come and interact with tiger cubs)


Thursday, August 22nd

6:30 – 8:30       Silent Disco at Hallie Brown Ford Fine Arts Center’s Chalmers Theatre


Friday, August 23rd

11:00 – 2:00     Frisbee Spin Art on the University Center Lawn


Pre-Orientation Checklist

Get ready for Tiger WOW by completing these steps. Take note—more than a few of them are required!