Reunions at ECU allow alumni to return to campus, reconnect with friends and classmates, and rekindle memories, friendships, and good feelings about ECU. Affinity reunions are a gathering of a group (or groups) of alumni based on their involvement with a particular group, experience or common connection (i.e. Greek Life, Marching Pirates, clubs, etc.). A class-based reunion is a gathering of alumni based on their graduation year (i.e. class of 2000). Traditionally the Golden Graduates Reunion for the 50th reunion class has been held in the spring during commencement weekend. This year the Golden Alumni Reunion will occur during Homecoming Weekend, October 18-21, 2018 . We are working hard to deliver the best reunion experience for you and your guests, including more activities, a larger number of graduates in attendance, and even greater campus engagement. We look forward to hosting the Golden Graduates Reunion in 2018!

The ECU Alumni Association is happy to work with classes or groups wishing to celebrate reunions. Reunions can be planned throughout the year, according to participant schedules and availability. If you have an idea for an affinity reunion and would like to help bring your classmates back to campus, please contact the Alumni Center at 800-ECU-GRAD or

Upcoming Reunions: If you have questions or would like more information on these reunions, please contact Assistant Director for Alumni Programs Lindsay Raymond-Weston at 252-328-1958 or

"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 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