• Friday 13 August 2021 

    • 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.

    • 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.: Tiger Prep Check-in  Centennial Plaza

      • All new students must check in to Tiger Prep. 

    • 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)

    • 2-3 p.m.: Welcome Event –  Ataloa Theatre

      • Required for new students

      • President Pierson welcomes students and families to ECU.

    • 3-4:30 p.m.:   

      • Student/Faculty Division Event

        • Required for new students.

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

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      • 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.

    • 4:45 p.m. - 5:30p.m.: Parent/Student Convocation – Ataloa Theatre

      • Required for all new students

      • Begin with the End in Mind – Every stage of life has a beginning and an end.  The end is graduation – this is the beginning ceremony of your journey at East Central University. This is the last formal event that includes parents.

    • 5:45–7:30 p.m.: Dinner – Taff Cafeteria/Local Restaurants

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

      • Dinner Tickets for Taff Cafeteria for family members must be purchased at Tiger Prep Check-in ($6). Students with meal plans will not need a ticket.  Please pay attention to your meal time in order to avoid a rush (5:45pm/6:15pm/6:45pm).  

      • 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.

  • Saturday 14 August 2021

    • 8 – 9 a.m.: Breakfast – Taff Cafeteria

    • 9 – 10 a.m.: Tiger Prep Colloquium (Topic: Understand) –  Ataloa Theatre

      • Required for all new students

      • Join your fellow classmates and UNIV 1001 Instructors to discover how to have a successful start to your academic career at ECU. 

    • 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.: UNV 1001 Class (Topic: Connect) – See Appendix A

      • Required for all new students.

      • You will meet with your UNIV 1001 Class to get opportunity to know your instructor and classmates better.  

      • Transfer students not in First Year Seminar have the option to attend a Transfer Seminar during this time at Estep Multimedia Center – University Center

    • 11:30 a.m. -1 p.m.: Lunch –  Taff Cafeteria

    • 1 – 2 p.m.: UNV 1001 Class (Topic: Prepare)  See Appendix A

      • Required for all new students. 

      • Rejoin your UNIV 1001 Class to learn about important technology and programs that you will need to know on your first day of class. 

      • Transfer students not in First Year Seminar have the option to attend a Transfer Seminar during this time at Estep Multimedia Center – University Center                                                                                       

    • 2 – 3 p.m.: Workshop 1 Options (Optional)

      • See Appendix B for Workshop options and locations.  Attend workshops this weekend to start your semester with bonus points in your UNIV 1001 Freshman Seminar Course! 

    • 3 – 4 p.m.: Workshop 2 Options (Optional)

      • See Appendix B for Workshop options and locations.  Attend workshops this weekend to start your semester with bonus points in your UNIV 1001 Freshman Seminar Course! 

    • 5  - 6:30 p.m.: Dinner – Taff Cafeteria

    • 6 p.m. - Football Scrimmage – Koi Ishto Stadium 

      • Join your new friends at the football stadium to learn about our traditions and watch the football team have an intra-squad scrimmage.  

    • 9:00 pm: Glow Paint Party  North Lawn (Just north of Koi Ishto)
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      • Put on some old white clothes and come to the Glow Paint Party where you will enjoy music, black lights, and gallons of glow paint.

  • Sunday 15 August 2021

    • 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.: Lunch –  Taff Cafeteria

    • 1-2 p.m.: Workshop 3 Options (Optional)

      • See Appendix B for Workshop options and locations.  Attend workshops this weekend to start your semester with bonus points in your UNIV 1001 Freshman Seminar Course! 

    • 2-3 p.m.: Workshop 4 Options (Optional)

      • See Appendix B for Workshop options and locations.  Attend workshops this weekend to start your semester with bonus points in your UNIV 1001 Freshman Seminar Course! 

    • 3-5 p.m.: Social Activities

    • 4-6 p.m.: Library Open House  Linscheid Library

      Stop by the library to explore the study areas and services that the library has to offer

    • 6 – 8 p.m.: Back to School Block Party Centennial Plaza

      Join the community for one of ECUs favorite traditions – The Block Party – Student Clubs and Organizations will have booths for entertainment.  Find and join some organizations that match your interests.  Dinner will be served at this event.

    • 8 p.m. – ??: Residence Halls Community Time -- Residence Halls

      Return to your residence halls for community building time and to get ready for school tomorrow.  Don’t stay up too late!

  • Monday 16 August 2021

    • 8 a.m.: Classes Start -- Make sure that you know where all of your classes meet before Monday so that you show up at the right place at the right time.

    • 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.:  Howdy Fair  University Center Lawn

      Join the Ada Community as they welcome you to town.   Discover the ways you can get involved locally as well as sample food from local restaurants and get free stuff!

 

ECU Tiger Prep Schedule

Appendix A

Appendix B