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Mark your calendars and register now to make Buccaneer Buffet part of your game-day tradition. Leave the grill at home and join our family-friendly atmosphere three hours prior to kick-off. Enjoy food provided by local restaurants, your favorite Pirate beverages, and a chance to win great door prizes!

Buccaneer Buffet for alumni association members is $6.00 for ages 8-12 and $12.00 for 13 and older; non-members are $15 for ages 8-12 and $30 for 13 and older; ages 7 and under are free. Visit the Membership page for details on how to become a member of the Alumni Association.
*Prices include NC sales tax.

Event Times
Buccaneer Buffet starts three hours prior to kickoff and ends one hour before kickoff. Dates and times are subject to change.

Location Information
Buccaneer Buffet is located at the ECU Soccer Stadium (map). A shuttle from/to the stadium area will be available before and after tailgate with preference given to the handicap and mobility challenged. The shuttle will begin three-and-a-half hours prior to kickoff and run on a continuous loop until two-and-a-half hours before kickoff. The route will run from the Soccer Stadium, past the Pirate Statue and Athletic Ticket Office windows outside Minges Coliseum, and stop near the flag poles on the northwest plaza of Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium, and then return to the Soccer Stadium on the same route. Beginning 90 minutes prior to kickoff the shuttle will begin transporting tailgaters from the Soccer Stadium to Scales Fieldhouse and run on a continuous loop until game time.

Away Game Tailgates
Join the alumni association for the following away game tailgates:
Away game tailgate tickets are $15.00 for ages 8-12, $35.00 for 13 and older, 7 and under are free. 

Members of the alumni association can register beginning Tuesday, July 7. If tickets are still available, non-members can register starting August 3.



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



Saturday, September 5
Towson vs. ECU

Tailgate: 3:00-5:00 p.m.
Kick-off: 6:00 p.m.

Music By
Mr. Beach

Sliced Smoked Pork Loin
BBQ Chicken
Cheese & Macaroni
Baked Potato Bar
Vegetable Medley
Green Beans
Cole Slaw
Assorted Dinner Rolls and Corn Bread
Assorted Desserts


Saturday, September 26
Virginia Tech vs. ECU

Tailgate: 12:30-2:30 p.m.
Kick-off: 3:30 p.m.

Music By
Paul Ahearn

Chopped BBQ, BBQ Chicken, and Ribs
Roasted Red Potatoes
Baked Beans and Green Beans
Potato Salad and Slaw
Dinner Rolls and Biscuits
Assorted Cookies
Mama’s Sweet Baby Cakes:
Triple Chocolate Cake, Apple Cake, Pumpkin Rum, and Twelve Layer Chocolate Cake


Saturday, October 17
Tulsa vs. ECU

Tailgate: 9:00-11:00 a.m.
Kick-off: 12:00 noon

Music By
Mr. Beach

Sausage & Egg Casserole
Egg & Cheese Omelets
Waffles & Maple Syrup
Home Fry Potatoes
Chicken Salad
Sliced Ham
Assorted Pastries and Krispy Kreme Doughnuts
Croissants & Rolls
Salted Caramel Chocolate Chip Blondies
Vanilla, Lemon, Chocolate Butter Cakes
Whole Grain Cookies


Thursday, October 22
Temple vs. ECU

Tailgate: 4:00-6:00 p.m.
Kick-off: 7:00 p.m.

Music By
Paul Ahearn

Great Garden Salad
Baked Ziti
Meat Lasagna
Veggie Lasagna
Garlic Bread and Assorted Rolls
Assorted Cakes from Brown's Sweet Treats


Saturday, November 7

Tailgate: 4:30-6:30 p.m.
Kick-off: 7:30 p.m.

Music By
Mr. Beach

Brats with Peppers and Onions
Hamburgers, Cheeseburgers, and Turkey Burgers
Hot Dogs
Chili, Cheese, Sour Cream, Jalapeños
Pasta Salad and Baked Beans
Cake, Cupcakes, Cake Pops, and Cookies from Sandi’s Creative Cakes


Saturday, November 28
Cincinnati vs. ECU

Tailgate: 9:00-11:00 a.m.
Kick-off: 12:00 noon

Music By
Paul Ahearn

Sausage, Egg, and Cheese Frittatas
Egg and Cheese Frittatas
Shrimp & Grits
Hand Battered Chicken Strips with Assorted Sauces
Mixed Seasonal Fruit Salad
Home Style Potatoes
Rolls and Croissants
Cookies and Cream Cupcakes
Chocolate Turtle Cupcakes
Vanilla Cupcakes
Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes
Blonde Brownies

Pirate Beverages Are Provided By

RA Jeffreys Distributing Company

"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