Founder's Day
  • Founders Convocation

Founders Day Convocation

Each year, the university community, alumni, and friends gather for Founders  Day Convocation to observe the University’s founding in March 1891.  

We invite you to join us on March 11, 2022 to commemorate the 131st Anniversary of the founding of Elizabeth City State University. 


Founders Day Convocation Keynote Speaker: Dr. Patricia R. Johnson



For those who cannot attend Convocation on campus, the event will be live streamed on Friday, March 11, 2022 at 10:00 a.m.  

live stream


Health and Safety Protocols: 

Due to COVID-19 and the North Carolina Governor's guidance on large gatherings, we are taking the necessary precautions to ensure that everyone remains safe while on campus.

  • All ECSU faculty, staff, and students are required to wear masks or face coverings indoors, regardless of vaccination status.
  • We will require all visitors to wear a mask when they enter any enclosed spaces on campus except when actively eating or drinking. At this time no masks are required outdoors.
  • Social distancing will be in effect for all in attendance. 

For more information, please contact:

Founders Day Convocation Committee
Ms. Gwen Sanders,  Chair | 252.335.3226