New Student Orientation

New & Transfer Student Orientation


Congratulations on your admission to Elizabeth City State University; 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. 

Attend One of the Following Orientation Sessions
New Student Orientation Sessions
April 14, 2018 - New Student Orientation
June 1, 2018 - New Student Orientation
June 15, 2018 - New Student Orientation
July 13, 2018 - New Student Orientation
July 27, 2018 - New Student Orientation
Transfer Student Orientation Sessions
April 13, 2018 - Transfer Student Orientation
June 13, 2018 - Transfer Student Orientation
July 18, 2018 - Transfer Student Orientation
Final Orientation Session
August 9, 2018 New & Transfer Student Orientation


New Viking Days* begin with New Student 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 students learn 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.

All New Students - Attend New Viking Days
Friday, August 10, 2018
New Student Move-In
Chancellor's Family Reception
Residence Hall Floor Meet & Greet
Viking Nights
Saturday, August 11, 2018
Viking Odyssey
Viking Nights
Sunday, August 12, 2018
Welcome Week Begins!
Viking Kick-Off!

*Schedule subject to change.



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

  • January 9, 2018 (New & Transfer Student Orientation)
  • April 13, 2018 (Transfer Student Orientation)
  • April 14, 2018 (New Student Orientation)

NTSO Summer 2018 Dates

  • See Above

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 2018 and must be completed through your ECSU Portal.


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

freshman move-in is on friday, august 10, 2018