Orientation Dates


You will find that ECSU is a warm and friendly campus with faculty and staff who are anxious to assist you in achieving your academic goals.  Orientation enables you to make a smooth transition into academic and campus life at ECSU.  You will be introduced to ECSU's community, learn about resources available to assist you in making a smooth transition, and receive information to help you be successful as a student at ECSU.

As we all learn to manage a new normal that includes responding to the unpredictable and rapidly changing circumstances around COVID-19, we want you to know we are focused on your success as you transition to campus and join the Viking community. 

Our First-Year & Transfer Viking Voyage Orientations for Summer 2020 will be held online.  Students will still have an opportunity to get to know campus, undersand our community expectations and connect with other students in small group sessions.

Here's some important information you need to know:

  • Students who have already registered, you do not need to take any action, your date has been updated automatically.
  • Parent/Guest Fees have been waived, there is no cost to attend the virtual orientation, but you must be included in your students registration. 
    • If you paid a fee, we will automatically process a refund.
  • Admitted students who have not registered should choose a date and register as soon as possible.
  • Students will need internet access & a computer of mobile device on their Orientation date.  
  • Students will receive the information for Viking Voyage Orientation to their ECSU email address.  
    • Please check the email address you used on your admission application to access your email username, banner number and instructions to set your password.  If you can't find this information, please contact Information Technology Services (ITS) Help Desk at helpdesk@ecsu.edu or call (252) 335-3532.

Orientation 2020 is in 3 parts

  • Part 1: Pre-Orientation - Online Modules to be completed before virtual orientation.
  • Part 2: Virtual Orientation - Dates listed below.
  • Part 3: On-Campus Orientation - All new students will move in early to complete new student orientation.

If you have questions or any concerns about your ability to join us virtually or access the pre-orientation modules, please contact us at orientation@ecsu.edu.  We are here to help.  We look forward to meeting you soon!


Summer 2020 Orientation Dates

First-Year Students

Admitted to

Should Attend

Summer Session 1 Thursday, May 14, 2020
Summer Session 1 or Fall 2020 Friday, June 19, 2020
Summer Session 2 or Fall 2020 Friday, July 10, 2020

Transfer Students

Admitted to

Should Attend

Summer Session 1 Thursday, May 14, 2020
Summer Session 1 or Fall 2020 Thursday, June 18, 2020
Summer Session 2 or Fall 2020 Thursday, July 9, 2020





Attendee Type


What's included?

First-Year  $225 Meals, Materials, Campus Guide and ECSU Swag, Overnight Stay, 
Transfer $185 Meals, Materials, Campus Guide and ECSU Swag

 This fee is nonrefundable and must be paid at least 7 days prior to your orientation.


Arriving for Orientation

All Students - Report online using the instructions sent to your ECSU email account.

Placement Testing

Academic programs will use SAT/ACT scores to determine course placement. Some Transfer Students may still be required to take placement tests

Music Majors

Auditions are required and will be held on the day of your scheduled Orientation session. Please contact the music department (252) 335-3359, Mickey L. Burnim Fine Arts Center, Room 226 to speak with them about your intent to be a music major and let them know which New Student Orientation session you will be attending.