New Viking Days


New Viking Days is when the Freshman and Transfer Students take over the campus!  Students who are new to ECSU come to campus early to participate in activities designed to help them start their ECSU career on the right foot.  New Vikings will get a first-hand look at ECSU from a day and night time perspective...

This event is free of charge.


August 11th - Class of 2021 Move-In Day
This is Move-in Day for incoming first-year students! Move-in is an exciting time and involves volunteers to help students carry belongings into their new space.

Gather your personal items and bring them to Elizabeth City to move in your Residence Hall room. 

  • Students who attended the June and July New & Transfer Student Orientation sessions can begin moving into their Residence Hall room between 8:00AM and 3:00PM.
  • Students who attend the August New & Transfer Student Orientation session can move into their Residence Hall room at the close of Orientation.

August 11th - Parent/Family Send-Off Reception
Are your parents and/or family members bringing you to college?
Incoming first-year and transfer students are invited to a Parent and Family Send-Off! This is a chance to meet ECSU Chancellor Thomas E.H. Conway, faculty and staff, current students and alumni before parents say goodbye and the semester begins.


August 12th - Viking Odyssey
Incoming first-year and transfer students are required to participate in the day-long Viking Odyssey where you will learn how to be a successful ECSU student, complete mandatory trainings, spend quality time with new students and student orientation leaders (V.A.N.S.), make fun memories at the late night social activities, and learn and participate in ECSU traditions.


April 13th -  Viking Kick-Off!
Start off your academic year by participating in this high-energy VIKING spirited event! Student leaders, athletes, band members, Greeks, and many others will welcome you to Vikingland and show you what Viking Pride is all about at this new ECSU tradition.