New time and event scheduled for 2018

The following information was included in a memo to campus from Chancellor Cecil P. Staton:

For more than 110 years, ECU Commencement has been a time to recognize and celebrate the achievements of our students. This time-honored tradition congratulates them for a job well done and encourages them to accomplish amazing things in the future.

We are pleased to announce some exciting changes for Spring 2018 Commencement that will make this major event even more significant. The largest change will be moving the start time of the university’s Spring Commencement Ceremony on Friday, May 4 to 7 p.m. in Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium.

Having our spring ceremony held under the lights in Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium will take the ECU graduation experience to a new level.

Visit the ECU Commencement website for the latest updates and scheduling information at ecu.edu/commencement.


Departmental / College Recognition Ceremonies

Moving the university ceremony to Friday evening also provides an opportunity for our colleges and departments to host their recognition ceremonies on Friday, May 4 and Saturday, May 5.

Click Here to view the complete schedule for College and Departmental Recognition Ceremonies for Spring 2018.


GradBash 2K18: Arrrgh You Ready!

This Spring ECU will also launch a brand new celebratory event to honor the successes of our students as well as their friends and families – GradBash 2K18: Arrgh You Ready! On Thursday, May 3 from 6-8 p.m. ECU will host this first ever event in Uptown Greenville.

It will have a festive atmosphere with live music, food trucks and entertainment for all ages.

More details about this event will be announced later in the spring semester.


Stay Connected

ECU will continue to update the commencement website throughout the semester.  Be on the lookout for information about the commencement speaker, parking, hotels, RSVP’s and much more in the coming weeks.

For more information, please contact Dr. Mary Beth Corbin, ECU commencement co-chair at corbinm@ecu.edu.