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

  Friday, June 23, 2017 (Full; Registration Closed)
  New Student Orientation   (first time freshman)

  August 11th – Freshman Move-In
  Thursday, July 13, 2017 (Full; Registration Closed)
  Transfer Student Orientation   (transfer students)
  August 11th – Parent/Family Send-Off Reception
  Friday, July 14, 2017  (Full; Registration Closed)
  New Student Orientation   (first time freshman)
  August 12th – Viking Odyssey
  Starts at 9:30AM
  Location: Fine Arts Center
  Friday, August 11, 2017 (Registration Closed; Already admitted students may register on site if neccessary)
  New & Transfer Student Orientation  
  (both first time freshman and transfer students)
  August 13th – 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 using the following link: REGISTER FOR ORIENTATION HERE

Registration closes at noon the day before each Orientation session.

  • Fall 2017

    • New Student Orientation Friday, June 23, 2017 (first time freshman)
      Full; Registration Closed

    • Transfer Student Orientation Thursday, July 13, 2017

      Full; Registration Closed

    • New Student Orientation Friday, July 14, 2017 (first time freshman)

                           Full; Registration Closed

    • New & Transfer Student Orientation Friday, August 11, 2017 (both first time freshman and transfer students)
      (Registration Closed; Already admitted students may register on site if neccessary)
  • Spring 2018

    • New & Transfer Student Orientation Friday, January 5, 2018 (both first time freshman and transfer students)

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 paid along with the ECSU Admissions Enrollment fee totaling $160.00.
The fee must be paid prior to attending Orientation.

Pay the fee using the following link: PAY ENROLLMENT & ORIENTATION FEE HERE


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


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

RSVP for New Viking Days using the following link: RSVP FOR NEW VIKING DAYS HERE


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

New Viking Days


freshman move-in = friday, august 11, 2017