All ECU freshmen and their families are invited to attend any of the Pirate Freshmen Sendoffs listed below. Why attend? It’s a great chance to meet fellow Pirates and it’s FREE for incoming students!

Participants are encouraged to wear PURPLE and GOLD! Incoming freshmen should brush up on their ECU trivia for a chance to win prizes. Freshmen Sendoffs are held rain or shine.

All Sendoffs include food and beverages. Registration fees vary by location. For complete details and registration information, click the name of the city below. Questions? Call the Alumni Center at 800-ECU-GRAD.

Friday, June 22 at 6:00 p.m.
RSVP: June 15
Shevan’s Park
16th and Evans Streets

Saturday, June 23 at 4:00 p.m.
RSVP: June 15
Kelly’s Outer Banks Restaurant & Tavern
2316 S. Croatan Highway 

Norfolk, VA
Sunday, June 24, 2012 at 6:00 p.m.
RSVP: June 15
The Pagoda
265 West Tazewell Street

Saturday, June 30 at 12:00 noon
RSVP: June 22
Lake Rim Park
2214 Tar Kiln Drive

Sunday, July 1 at 4:00 p.m.
RSVP: June 22
Lake Wheeler Park (Shelter #9)
6404 Lake Wheeler Road 

Thursday, July 12 at 6:00 p.m.
RSVP: July 5
Tanglewood Park (Shelter #3)
4061 Clemmons Road
Thursday, July 12 at 7:00 p.m.
RSVP: July 5
Club Level at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium
ECU Athletic Complex

Friday, July 13 at 6:00 p.m.
RSVP: July 6
Hornet’s Nest Park (Pavillion #2)
6301 Beatties Ford Road

Saturday, July 14 at 4:00 p.m.
RSVP: July 6
Red Hot and Blue
16811 Crabbs Branch Way

Sunday, July 15 at 2:00 p.m.
RSVP: July 6
Upton Hill Park
6060 Wilson Boulevard 
Thursday, July 19 at 6:00 p.m.
RSVP: July 12
Clayton Municipal Park
Stallings Street

Saturday, July 21 at 1:00 p.m.
RSVP: July 13
Ogden Park (Shelter #2)
615 Ogden Park Drive

Thursday, July 26 at 6:00 p.m.
RSVP: July 19
Home of Ralph ’67 and Mary Finch
2420 Manakintown Ferry Road

New York, NY
Saturday, July 28, 2012 at 12:30 p.m.
RSVP: July 13
Brother Jimmy’s
416 8th Avenue (at 31st Street)

Sunday, July 29 at 6:00 p.m.
RSVP: July 20
Home of Mark and Denise Willoth
11 Snowden Place

"My wife and I both graduated from ECU and we are both lifetime members of the Alumni Association. We've always had a devotion to East Carolina, and because we gained so much from our education, we think lifetime membership is a great way to give back to the University. I would recommend lifetime membership to anyone who went to East Carolina. There are many wonderful benefits, and it's very special."

Jerry '65 and Joanie '65 Tolley

"I am a member of the alumni association because it provides an opportunity for me to connect to the university, renew relationships through alumni events, and help attract potential students to ECU. As an active member of the alumni association, I have the chance to serve as an advocate for the university through volunteerism. Being a member along with my son as a fellow Pirate demonstrates commitment and builds a legacy within our family."

Linda Thomas '81

"I am a member because ECU is my second home. Staying connected not only allows me to give back to the university but also inspire the next generation of pirates."

Tim Willis '12

"I am a member of the Alumni Association because I want everyone to know what East Carolina means to me and how much pride and love I have for ECU. Being a member means the world to me, and is the one way that I can give back and stay connected to the place that gave me the best years of my life."

Jeremy Woodard '01

"I am a member of the alumni association because I appreciate how well ECU prepared me for my business career. I enjoy contributing to the alumni association's efforts to provide scholarships for some of our best and brightest students. The Alumni Association does a great job of providing ways for alumni to reconnect with their alma mater and I hope when they do they enjoy it as much as I do. I believe in what ECU stands for and my membership helps me feel a part of the great things ECU is accomplishing!"

Wes Johnson '85