Golden Alumni Reunion
Celebrating the Class of 1963

Celebrate your Golden Alumni Reunion with fellow 1963 graduates and friends! Members of the class and the Alumni Association have planned a fun, eventful reunion for you with plenty of opportunities to reconnect, reminisce, and renew your love for East Carolina.

“Join me on campus for this wonderful event” - Jim Chesnutt ’63, Reunion Chairman.


* Please Note *

Some times below have been changed from the printed literature previously distributed. The times listed below are correct. Changes have been made to the Friday morning shuttle pick-up, which is now 7:30 a.m., and the beginning of the processional for Commencement, which is 9:00 a.m.


1:30 p.m.
Shuttle from City Hotel & Bistro to West and Main Campuses

Ride on a tour of West and Main Campuses. Be sure to wear PURPLE and GOLD to show your reunion participation and comfortable shoes for walking.

2:00-2:50 p.m.
Tour of West and Main Campuses

Relive memories in the places that shaped your college experience! Revisit familiar landmarks and see how campus has grown over the last 50 years.

3:00-3:50 p.m.
Tour of ECU's Heart Institute

Take a tour of East Carolina’s state-of-the-art Heart Institute and learn how practices here are changing the treatment of heart-related medical issues.

4:00-5:00 p.m.
Tour of ECU Athletic Complex

Go behind-the-scenes of ECU Athletics with an in-depth tour of athletic facilities, including Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium and the new Olympic sports complex.

5:00-5:45 p.m.
Shuttle from ECU Athletic Complex to City Hotel & Bistro, then back to main campus
Take this opportunity to return to the hotel to freshen up before dinner. Reunion participants who did not take tours can use the shuttle to ride to campus for evening activities.

6:00 p.m.
Celebration Under the Stars on the Campus Mall

Enjoy a wonderful meal with your fellow classmates, and the Class of 2013 and their families! Senior Salute recognizes the achievements of the graduating class as well as the 50th Reunion class, bringing these two groups together to celebrate Pirate heritage and strengthen the ECU connection. NOTE: This event is not included in the Reunion Fee. Cost is $20 per person.

7:30 p.m.
Candlelight Induction Ceremony

Pass the torch of alumni status to the Class of 2013 during the Candlelight Induction Ceremony, a treasured tradition for the graduating class, their families, and members of the 50th Reunion class. 1963 graduates will light their candles from the 50th Reunion candle, then share the flame of alumni status with new graduates. Shuttle available from main campus to return to City Hotel & Bistro.


*updated time* 7:30 a.m.
Shuttle pick-up from City Hotel & Bistro to Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium

Start off your morning with a quick ride to ECU’s football stadium for the annual graduation ceremony. (You will walk onto the football field, so please wear comfortable shoes and bring your camera.)

*updated time* 9:00 a.m.
Commencement Exercises at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium

Usher in the Class of 2013 at the annual ECU graduation ceremony. 50th Reunion participants will be given gold caps and gowns to wear and receive special recognition at the ceremony.

12:00 noon
Lunch with the University Historian

Enjoy a history-filled oration with University Historian Dr. John Tucker at the newly renovated Croatan. NOTE: This event is not included in the Reunion Fee. Cost is $10 per person.

1:30 p.m.
Shuttle from Croatan to Uptown Greenville and/or City Hotel & Bistro

Shuttle will take interested participants to Uptown Greenville or return to City Hotel & Bistro.

1:30-2:30 p.m.
Shopping and sightseeing in Uptown Greenville

Take this opportunity to see how the historic downtown area has grown and changed over the years. Please meet at U.B.E. in Uptown Greenville by 2:30 p.m. to catch the shuttle back to the City Hotel & Bistro.

7:00 p.m.
Reunion Dinner and Celebration at the City Hotel & Bistro

Enjoy a night of dinner and celebration at the City Hotel & Bistro in honor of the Class of 1963. Cap off your reunion weekend with this semi-formal event. Reunion participants will receive a commemorative gift.


This is a busy time of year in Greenville, so make reservations soon! A small block of rooms has been reserved at the City Hotel & Bistro for $149 per night. Please make your reservation by Friday, April 12 by calling 252-355-8300 and mention “ECU Golden Alumni” to receive the special rate.

City Hotel & Bistro
203 SW Greenville Boulevard
Greenville, NC 27834


Register by Thursday, May 2:


By phone: call the Alumni Center at 800-ECU-GRAD

By fax: fax the registration form to 252-328-4369

By mail: send the registration form to:
East Carolina Alumni Association
Taylor-Slaughter Alumni Center
Mail Stop 305
East Carolina University
Greenville, NC  27858-4353

Questions? Contact:

Shawn Moore '91, '98
252-328-5775 or 800-ECU-GRAD

Individuals requesting accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) should contact the Department for Disability Support Services at least 48 hours prior to the event at 252-737-1016 (Voice/TTY).

"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