New & Transfer Student Orientation


Congratulations on your admission to Elizabeth City State University (ECSU); we hope that you are excited to begin your academic career as a Viking!  Your first act as a Viking is to attend the New & Transfer Student Orientation program (NTSO) and New Viking Days for new freshman and transfer students. 


NTSO assists you with your transition to ECSU by introducing you to the university, its services and offices, and it provides an opportunity for new students to interact with staff, faculty, and administrators.  During NTSO you will meet with an academic adviser and register for classes.  All new students are required to attend an orientation program prior to enrolling in the Fall or Spring semester.  

New Viking Days begin with Freshman Move-In and a special reception with the Chancellor for the parents/family dropping their student off to college.  The fun continues with a day of educational and fun activities designed to help the student learn how to navigate the campus, be successful academically, and make new friends.  Finally, Freshman and Transfer students will join the returning students for a Viking Kick-Off - a high energy pep-rally to begin the academic school year.


Orientation Days New Viking Days

  To Be Announced (TBA)

  TBA - Freshman Move-In
   TBA – Parent/Family Send-Off Reception
   TBA – Viking Odyssey
    TBA – Viking Kick-Off!



Step 1: Register for New & Transfer Student Orientation
All students wishing to attend NTSO must officially register to participate in the day of programming.
Register for New & Transfer Student Orientation through your Viking Portal page.

NTSO Spring 2018 Dates

  • To Be Announced: Dates for Spring 2018 Orientation will be released in October 2017.

NTSO Summer 2018 Dates

  • To Be Announced: Dates for Summer 2018 Orientation will be released in October 2017.


Step 2: Pay the Orientation  Fee
All students participating in NTSO must pay the nonrefundable fee of prior to attending your orientation program.  Participants will receive all official NTSO materials, administrative services, continental breakfast and lunch throughout the day.

Note: The Orientation Fee is $110.00.
The fee must be paid prior to attending Orientation.

Pay the fee through your Viking Portal page.


Step 3: Attend Orientation and Be Proud to be a Viking!


Step 1: Register for New Viking Days
Each student is required to attend New Viking Days.  New Viking Days is free to all Freshman and Transfer students.

Registration for August New Viking Days will open in May 2017.


Step 2: Attend New Viking Days
Come to Elizabeth City with an open mind, ready for start this new chapter in your life!

(Example of 2017 New Viking Days)

New Viking Days


freshman move-in = friday, august 11, 2018