12 Aug
8:30 am 2022
  • 8:30 a.m. – Noon: Residence Hall Move-In (At assigned time) – Residence Halls

    • New students will check in to their residence halls at their assigned time- Check your ECU email for an email message with instructions from the ECU Housing Office.  Take opportunity to meet your roommate and unpack.

  • 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.: Lunch

    • Have lunch at Taff Cafeteria, Food Trucks on Centennial Plaza, or try a local restaurant (use your ECU ID to get a discount at locations listed in the discount guide)
  • 2 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.: Communter Tiger Prep Check-in  Centennial Plaza

    • All commuter students must check in to Tiger Prep. 

  • 3 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.: Welcome Event –  Ataloa Theatre

    • Required for new students

    • The ECU President welcomes students and families to ECU. Begin with the End in Mind - Every stage of life has a beggining and an end. The end is graduation - this is the beginning ceremony of your journwey at East Central University! Required for all new students.

  • 4 p.m. - 5 p.m.:  

    • Student/Faculty Division Event

      • Required for new students.

      • For new Students only.  Students will be led to department locations from Welcome Event.

      • Students will be led to deparment locations from the Welcome Event. Required for new students. 

    • Being the Parents of a College Student

      • Parents remain in Ataloa Theatre.

      • Dr. Brandon Hill will share tips on how to partner with ECU and your student for their success.

  • 5:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.: Dinner – Taff Cafeteria/Local Restaurants

    • Enjoy a family meal together in Chartwells, or at a local restaurant. 

    • Students with meal plans ca eat at Chartwells as part of their meal plan.

    • This will be the time to say family goodbyes.

  • 8 p.m. – Midnight: Community Life Session & Res. Hall Meetings – Ataloa Theatre

    • For new students only (required).  Learn what opportunities and responsibilities you have while being part of the ECU Community. 

    • After this event we will dismiss to required residence hall meetings and activities which will continue into the late evening.  

    • Commuters – After the Community Life Session there will be a commuter reception.

Event Location
East Central University