Annual Events


ECSU American and International Education Week

International Week is an annual weeklong celebration of the power of education, especially public education, to face challenges not only in the United States, but also across the globe.

Black History Month

Black History Month celebrates African Americans and the World. 

CIAA Tournament

Cheer on the ECSU Vikings Men's and Women's Basketball Teams at the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Associations Tournament in Charlotte, NC.

Down East Viking Classics

It's never too soon to prepare for graduation. Are you ready?

ECSU Community Connections

Join us as we bring cultural experiences to both the ECSU and local communities.


ECSU Martin Luther King Day

Get Involved Vikings! Let us come together on this day and service our community.

Down East Viking Classic

Fans have the opportunity to enjoy a CIAA football game, golf challenge, college and regional high school bands, and a variety of social and entertainment activities.

Freshman Pinning

ECSU welcomes the new freshman class and provides them with a formal introduction to the underlying purpose of ECSU and the university's expectations of them as students.  While administrators, faculty, staff, and students convene as a family at the beginning of the academic year to renew their commitment to excellence which is a tradition of the university.

ECSU Founders Day

Join us in celebrating the anniversary
 of Elizabeth City State University!

ECSU Founders Day Gala

The ECSU Foundation and its contributors have provided scholarship assistance to hundreds of Viking students.


Vikings come from far and wide for one of our biggest events of the year!

Honors Convocation

Join us as we recognize and celebrate students who have earned academic honors during this annual event 


jazz festival

Spring is here and that means a lot of great things, and on the campus of Elizabeth City State University it definitely means great music, and a lot of it. You can have that great music during our annual Jazz Festival. This event is free and open to the public.


Research Week

A full week of activities,  guest speakers and faculty & student presentions highlighting the vast array of exciting research and innovation being done at ECSU!

ECSU Viking Fest

What students look forward to all Spring Semester! Come out for a full week of activities, concerts and parties!


Every February we welcome future Vikings by the bus-load for a full day of presentations and campus tours, all capped off by Vikings and Lady Vikings Basketball action!