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.

Black Alumni Reuion Golf Outing

8:30 A.M. | Ironwood Golf & Country Club

Regular price or on-site registration: $80 pp

Check-in begins at 7:30 a.m. with an 8:30 a.m. Shotgun Start. Breakfast and lunch provided. Only 50 spots available, so don’t wait to register.

Tee it up with fellow alums and friends of the Black Alumni Chapter. Breakfast and lunch are included with registration. Registration required: piratealumni.com/bacre23

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.

College of Nursing Homecoming Reception

5:30 – 7:30 P.M. | College of Nursing Building

Alumni and guests are welcome to attend along with members of faculty and staff. Bites and beverages will be provided as we celebrate our special guests of the Class of 1973. Updates will be provided from Dean Akintade and representatives from CON the Hall of Fame. RSVP by October 6th to ensure we can accommodate your attendance and plan accordingly.  Questions, please email CONalumni@ecu.edu

Freeboot Friday

5:30 – 8:30 P.M. | Five Points Plaza – Downtown Greenville

Sean Kingston headlines the Homecoming Freeboot this year as well as an opening set from DJ Cutty Stylez. Join us on Friday, October 20 from 5:30 to 8:30 pm. This event also offers free giveaways, food trucks, and plenty of family-friendly entertainment!

ECU Alumni Awards

5:30 – 8:30 P.M. | The Martinsborough

Join us in recognizing alumni and friends of the university who have demonstrated outstanding merit and achievement, distinguished themselves as leaders for the university, and adopted ECU as their own. Registration required: piratealumni.com/awards2023

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 are available at the Central Ticket Office in the Main Campus Student Center or online by clicking here.

Black Alumni Chapter Mixer: Polos vs. Tees

8:30 – 11:30 P.M. | 5th Street Hardware, Corner Bar

Reconnect with fellow Pirates and rock your style at the BAC Mixer wearing your best Pirate polo or t-shirt. Prizes for the most spirited and original. Enjoy light appetizers, a private cash bar and tunes from your days on campus. This event is free to attend, but please register to ensure head count. piratealumni.com/bacre23

ECU Alumni Homecoming Kickoff

8:30 – 11:30 P.M. | 5th Street Hardware, The Market Area

Make this the spot to reconnect and connect with your fellow Pirates! Kick off Homecoming Weekend in Downtown Greenville and have a great time mixing and mingling like Pirates love to do! Early registration pricing until October 19 and at the door. Registration required: piratealumni.com/hckick

Saturday, October 21, 2023

College of Health & Human Performance Homecoming Breakfast

8:00 A.M. | Rivers Building – 5th Street

There’s something magical about returning to the place where it all began – a place that holds countless cherished memories and friendships. Claim your tickets to this FREE event by Wednesday, October 18th to ensure headcount:  HHP Homecoming Breakfast Registration

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!

College of Nursing Parade Viewing

9:00 A.M. | Career Services Lawn – 5th Street

CON alumni are invited to enjoy a front view of the parade while enjoying breakfast refreshments.  Bring your own lawn chair! Please RSVP by October 6th to ensure we can accommodate your attendance and plan accordingly. Questions, please email CONalumni@ecu.edu

Marching Pirates Reunion

TBA – 5 hours before kickoff | Fletcher Music Building, Room B136

Join fellow former Pirate band members for a weekend of fun, music, and football. Reminisce with old friends and make new ones as you join the band on the field and in the stands. Registration required: piratealumni.com/mpr23

Pirate Game Day Tailgate

TBA – 3 hours before kickoff | Johnson Stadium Concourse

Pirate alumni and fans are invited to enjoy tailgating fun before the big game against Charlotte! Enjoy a variety of food from local restaurants, beverages, live music and entertainment, door prizes and more!  Take advantage of special tailgate and game ticket combo prices.  Registration required: piratealumni.com/tg23

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.

Sunday, October 22, 2023

Black Alumni Chapter Networking Brunch

11:00 A.M. – 1:00 P.M. | Holiday Inn, Glenn Room

Before you head home, network with fellow alumni and current students at this casual brunch which includes a buffet brunch, conversation, and a DJ.
Registration required: piratealumni.com/bacre23