7:00 p.m.
Homecoming Concert
Minges Coliseum
Performer to be announced at


5:00-8:00 p.m.
Freeboot Friday
Five Points Plaza (Fifth and Evans Streets)
Meet the coaches, homecoming court, marching pirates, cheerleaders and enjoy live entertainment, pirate grog and free rides on the Jolly Trolley.

6:00 p.m.
Alumni Awards Ceremony and Dinner
Greenville Convention Center
Join us as we present the 2016 Virgil Clark ’50 Distinguished Service Awards, Honorary Alumni Awards, and Outstanding Alumni Awards at the East Carolina Alumni Association’s signature event.


9:00 a.m.
Homecoming Parade
Fifth Street
Join us at the Taylor-Slaughter Alumni Center to get a great seat to watch the Homecoming Parade* go right by our front lawn! See Pee Dee, the Marching Pirates, the ECU Cheerleaders, local bands, student organization floats, the Homecoming Court, and the 2016 Alumni Award recipients!
*Please note that this year the association will NOT be providing breakfast at the Taylor-Slaughter Alumni Center before the parade.

9:00-11:00 a.m.
Buccaneer Buffet
ECU Soccer Stadium
Gather with fellow Pirates for a buffet meal by Aramark and Abrams. Also enjoy included beverages, live music and entertainment, door prizes, and more. Buccaneer Buffet is open to all friends and fans of East Carolina. New this year, members of the alumni association can enter half an hour early (three-and-a-half hours before kick-off). For pricing or ticket purchase visit

12:00 p.m.
Pirate Football: UCONN vs. ECU
Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium
Tickets can be purchased from the ECU Athletic Ticket Office online or over the phone by calling 800-DIAL-ECU.


The following reunions will take place during Homecoming 2016:


The following Schools and Colleges will hold events for alumni during Homecoming:


    Oct. 26 - 29
    Dowdy Student Stores
    “Go for the Gold” Homecoming Celebration
    The celebration begins Wednesday at ECU Dowdy Student Stores on campus with savings throughout the store. Alumni, show us your class ring and save a percentage for each year since graduation, up to 30 percent off for class of '86 and beyond. Come in before or after the parade for special activities, giveaways for kids, and door prize drawing on Saturday. More Contact: or (252) 328-6731 or toll-free 1-877-499-8398
    Oct. 28
    Homecoming Pep Rally
    5-8 p.m. at Freeboot Friday at Five Points Plaza, Uptown Greenville
    Admission is free
    Contact: or (252) 737-1808
    Oct. 29, 8 a.m.
    Sigma Sigma Sigma
    Brunch & Parade Viewing
    See invitation for more information
    Oct. 28, Time TBD
    NPHC Step Show
    Location TBD
    Cost TBD
    Contact ECU Greek Life at 252-328-4235

    "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