Campus compliance and immunization update for students

ECU is committed to the safety and well-being of our students and employees and to decreasing the spread of COVID-19. This fall, it will take all of Pirate Nation to get us back to the traditions we all know and love with as few restrictions as possible. The higher the vaccination rate on campus, the fewer controls we will need to stay safe.

Employees and students who have provided proof of vaccination to the university may be exempt from certain testing, isolation and/or quarantine requirements.

All students and employees are encouraged to upload their proof of vaccination to ECU’s myPIRATEchart. The card you received at the time of vaccination is sufficient and should include your full name. For those who need help accessing myPIRATEchart, view the instructional guide. Uploading your card is a simple process and will take a few minutes of your time. This information will be treated as confidential. The university will analyze the accumulated data to determine a percent vaccinated, which will assist university leadership in making decisions about necessary COVID-19 mitigation measures. Proof of vaccination may also allow individuals to opt-out of certain COVID-19 testing requirements.

It is expected that employees and students with an on-campus presence in the fall including – employment, in-person instruction and/or residential living – will be required to participate in reentry and/or surveillance testing to closely monitor the potential spread of the virus on campus. Those who have provided proof of vaccination may be exempt from certain testing requirements.

Students who upload their COVID-19 immunization record to myPIRATEchart are eligible to be randomly selected for incentives like A1 or B1 parking passes, football tickets to the ECU games against Appalachian State University (in Charlotte) or South Carolina, sideline pregame passes to the Tulane game and much more. You could even be selected to raise the No Quarter flag at a home football game.

All individuals participating in on-campus activities, including employees and students, must be compliant with ECU’s community expectations. Compliance with community expectations in the fall is anticipated to require one of the following:

  1. Proof that the individual is vaccinated with an FDA or WHO approved vaccine, or
  2. Compliance with ECU’s reentry and/or surveillance testing program, or
  3. The individual has received a medical or religious accommodation from ECU’s COVID-19 testing program.

Please remain vigilant throughout the summer to stop the spread of COVID-19. We encourage everyone to get vaccinated. Those who have received the first dose of a two-shot series should be sure to follow up with the second dose to get the full immune response and protection. Both doses are required to be exempt from reentry and surveillance testing, as well as to qualify for incentives.

Vaccinations and COVID-19 testing are available through ECU’s Student Health Services. You can also find a vaccination site near you through North Carolina’s Department of Health and Human Services, Take Your Shot initiative. Employees are asked to direct questions to Students should direct questions to

ECU will continue to follow the guidance of the Centers for Disease Control, NC Department of Health and Human Services and local health officials. The information provided in this memo may change if new recommendations are released.

Together as a community of Pirates we can put this virus behind us so we can enjoy being together as before in Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium, on the Mall and elsewhere on campus. We can again enjoy all that our campus life has to offer.