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Welcome to Parent & Family Programs!

Parent and Family Programs is the office that supports you, as parents and family members of an East Carolina University student.You play an important role at ECU and we believe that the more you know about the university, the more you can contribute to your student's success here, and we want to be your partner in your child's education.

This web page is here to assist you with finding answers to your questions. If you can't find what you are looking for here, please contact the Parent and Family Programs Office by calling the toll free Parents Help Line at 1-866-552-3957 or by emailing us at parents@ecu.eduWe will answer your questions or put you in touch with someone who can.

Parent and Family Programs will respond to your needs and inquiries promptly. We provide personalized help to find solutions to problems, and help you navigate through your family's college experience. 

We also have a Facebook Page for you to connect with other ECU families to receive invaluable information and advice from other parents and families who have "been there/done that". You can request to be placed on our Parents E-mail List to receive the latest ECU information, newsletters, deadline date reminders, and other news you can use. Just e-mail us at parents@ecu.ecu to be placed on the list today!

Welcome Parents and Family Members of the Class of 2022!

Take a moment to look over our May 2018 update as you prepare for Orientation and your student's arrival on campus in the fall. We hope you will stay connected, engaged, and informed through our office!

May 2018 Update

June 2018 Update

July 2018 Update


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Click here to enjoy the April 2018 edition of the Parent and Family Newsletter.

View the archived editions here:

August 2017 Newsletter

September 2017 Newsletter

October 2017 Newsletter

November 2017 Newsletter

December 2017 Newsletter

January 2018 Newsletter

February 2018 Newsletter

March 2018 Newsletter

Pirate Parents Live - Orientation Preview

Parents and families are invited to join us on Facebook Live for an interactive presentation on May 23 at noon. You've paid your deposit, now what? Here's a heads up before you attend your summer orientation session. Join the offices of Student Transitions, Academic Advising, Campus Living, Dean of Students, and Parent and Family Programs, as we share information and provide answers to your questions LIVE.

Register here for a friendly reminder!

Pirate Parents Live

What's Going on This Week for Students?

Pirate 411

Want to know about activities available for your student this week- check out the website for the Pirate 411.  A weekly email to students updating them on campus news and activities.

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ECU Cares

ECU Cares is an anonymous way students, staff, faculty members and others can immediately seek help or report concerning behavior. It connects the university community directly with campus resources for a wide variety of support services. The ECU Cares hotline is 252-737-5555 is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Additional information and online reporting may be found on the

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