Family Weekend

Family Weekend Information
Join with families from around the country as we celebrate ECU’s long-honored tradition, Family Weekend. Sponsored by the Office of Parent and Family Programs and the Division of Student Affairs, Family Weekend aims to connect and reconnect families with campus, bringing together faculty, staff, students and families for activates that represent life at ECU. Family Weekend provides an opportunity for parents, relatives, and friends of current students to visit for a fun-filled weekend on ECU’s campus. This weekend serves as an opportunity for family members to experience ECU from their student’s perspective, highlighting why they are proud to be a Pirate.

Please continue to visit this website as more events and details will be included. Events with fees require pre-registration and payment. Free events/programs available to participants are noted on the events page.

Please contact the Office of Parent and Family Programs at or 252-328-6847 with questions.


**NOTE: Many Greenville hotels are sold out completely during this weekend. Families are encouraged to look at lodging in the following cities, which are all 35-45 minutes away from Greenville: Rocky Mount, Kinston, New Bern, Goldsboro**

Congratulations to the Rhodes Family who were announced as the 2018-2019 Family of the Year, during the Parents Council spring meeting on Saturday, March 24. The Rhodes Family was nominated by daughter Lillie Rhodes, a Junior Honors College student. Lillie is involved on campus as a member of Phi Mu sorority, and was recently elected to be the Student Body Vice President. Lillie’s family is equally involved with ECU. Her father, Donald is a four-time graduate. He, along with her mother Sara Beth and sister, live in Pitt County and support the university through fundraisers and student support initiatives in the Honors College.
The Family of the Year award is intended to celebrate the supportive role parents and families play in the lives of students and the University community. Honoring outstanding parents and family members helps remind the ECU community that families are an essential part of the support network for our students.

The Family of the Year will receive tickets to Family Weekend events, including the Family Weekend Tailgate and ECU vs. ODU football game on September 29, 2018. The Rhodes Family will also raise the “No Quarter” flag during the football game. In addition, Lillie will receive a $500 book scholarship to Dowdy Student Stores, and the family will be presented with a plaque during the Parents Asociation General meeting on Friday, September 28, 2018 to kick of the 2018 Family Weekend.