Open House



winter open house




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You'll quickly learn that Elizabeth City State University is a special place. Not just because we're located in one of the most beautiful and safe college towns, but because we're a college where you can come to discover your passion and leave to conquer the world. 

Our open house provides you an opportunity to experience the many aspects of our campus from academics and student life to next steps you can take towards applying. It's all about the Viking Experience.
Join us to hear from our admissions and financial & scholarship team, connect with our faculty and staff to learn about our academic programs and studying aboard, meet our student leaders and student affairs team to learn more about clubs and activities, living on campus, Greek life and so much more. 



  • Chancellor Karrie G. Dixon 
  • ECSU Students, Faculty, and Staff
  • The Office of  Admissions & Recruitment
  • The Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships
  • Academic Departments
  • Student Affairs (living on campus, internships, career development, student government, greek life, multicultural student organizations, and more. 
  • Study Abroad Opportunities and Honors



Founded in 1891, Elizabeth City State University is a diverse institution dedicated to educating students for lifelong success. Our community is inclusive and supportive, and most importantly, fun. We have an engaging environment, small classes, and professors who know our students' names. 

With over 30 academic programs, flexible schedules, and support that extends beyond the classroom, it’s no wonder why ECSU is ranked at the top of many "best colleges and universities" list in several league tables including US News and World Report and Washington Monthly.  No matter what kind of degree you're pursuing, you'll graduate with the skills employers seek.

At ECSU, we’re passionate about helping our students achieve their goals and making sure they graduate on time and debt free. We are proud that nearly 80 percent of our students receive some form of financial aid or other financial assistance (VikingPlus Program) while attending college.  

Through co-curricular activities and campus organizations, your time here will be full of fun experiences that go beyond the classroom. Your extracurricular involvement gives insight into who you are and helps you build valuable connections in your future career. With a variety of academic support centers located conveniently on campus, we make it easy to find time to study for all your exams. Peer tutors are available through several departments and programs and can help when it comes time to study for those big final exams. Inside Athletics offers our students a great deal of opportunities from intramural athletics to varsity sports. 

ECSU is a constituent institution of the University of North Carolina System.  Today, more than 20,000 students from around the world choose to study with us ach year.  Our graduates have gone on to succeed in public service, business, law, education and other fields marked by creativity and innovation.