Student Event

Student Organization Event

Alumni, Faculty & Staff Event

Monday, October 16, 2023

Cannonball Kickoff

5:00 – 8:00 P.M. | Main Campus Student Center Lawn

Stop by the Main Campus Student Center Lawn to kickoff Homecoming with our annual Cannonball Kickoff event. We’ll have food, fun, and lots more for all students!

Banner Competition

All Day | Eakin Student Recreation Center

Competing organizations will create awe-inspiring banners that showcase their Pirate Pride and incorporate this year’s theme, “Surfin’ ECU”. Banners will hang in the Student Recreation Center throughout homecoming week and the top banners will win the coveted Spirit Cup points.

Captain of the Ship Voting on The Pirate Experience

All Day | The Pirate Experience

Login into The Pirate Experience to view the Top 10 Captain of the Ship Candidates and vote for your favorite. Voting is only open to ECU students. Voting will end on Friday, October 20 at 5:00 P.M.

Tuesday, October 17, 2023

Skit Night

8:00 P.M. | Greenville Town Common Amphitheatre (Rain Location: Minges Coliseum)

One of the most beloved student Homecoming traditions is back! Watch a variety of skits and dances from our student organizations designed to show our Pirate Pride!

Wednesday, October 18 – Saturday, October 21, 2023

Run the Ball Fundraiser and Relay

Help run the Homecoming game day football from Charlotte to Greenville and into Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium! This 220 mile relay run – organized by UNC Charlotte, Sigma Pi, and the ECU Division of Student Affairs – will raise money for suicide prevention and mental health awareness. Look for more info on The Pirate Experience and sign up there.

Thursday, October 19, 2023

Bingo Night

6:00 P.M. | Hendrix Theatre, Mendenhall Building

Come out for a fun game of bingo with some amazing prizes! Open to all students!

Friday, October 20, 2023

Paint it Purple Friday

All Day | Various Locations

Paint it Purple Fridays have been an ECU tradition for many years. Whether on campus, in Greenville, or one of our alumni around the world, we want everyone in the ECU community to wear purple every Friday.

Canned Food Drive

11:00 A.M. – 4:00 P.M. | Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina

Student Organizations put ECU’s motto, Servire, into practice by collecting cans to be donated to the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina.

NPHC Step Show

7:00 P.M. | Main Campus Student Center Ballrooms

Join the National Pan-Hellenic Council for the Divine 9 step show! This annual event is one you won’t want to miss. Doors open at 6:00pm, don’t be late. Tickets will be available online or at the Central Ticket Office in the Main Campus Student Center (coming soon).

Saturday, October 21, 2023

Homecoming Parade

9:00 A.M. | 5th Street, Greenville & Live-streamed on Facebook

Join us for the Homecoming Parade and Float Competition as the precursor to the Homecoming Football Game against UNC-Charlotte on Saturday at 9 A.M. located along 5th Street from Hilltop Street to Evans Street. The parade will include a variety of groups walking, riding in cars, and in traditional floats.

Be sure to stop by the Taylor-Slaughter Alumni Center during the parade to take a picture with the ECUAA’s special edition Pirate statue!

Homecoming Football Game & Captain of the Ship Announcement

TBA. | Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium

Make sure you Paint it Purple as we get rowdy in Dowdy to cheer on our ECU Pirates against UNC-Charlotte. The Captain of the Ship and winners of the Homecoming Spirit Cup will be announced at halftime.