Student Experience


COVID-19 Guidance

On February 17, Governor Cooper and state health officials encouraged North Carolina schools and local governments to end their mask mandates effective March 7, 2022, if COVID-19 cases continued to trend downwards in the state. Therefore, in accordance with new recommendations and guidance from the UNC System, we will be lifting the mask mandate on campus starting Monday, March 7.  


Mask Requirements

You are no longer required to wear a mask on campus.  While the mask mandate is lifted, you are welcome to wear a mask based upon your personal preference.  Exceptions: you must wear a mask when visiting Student Health, the Apex COVID facility, and in laboratories.


Social Distancing

Social distancing and capacity restrictions are lifted.  Visitation restrictions are also lifted in the residence halls.  However, we strongly encourage that you limit the number of individuals in your residence hall room and that you keep guests to ECSU students only.


Proof of Vaccination or Negative Test

You will not be required to provide proof of a negative COVID test or vaccination to gain entry to athletic or other large-scale events.


Testing for Employees and Students

Testing for students and employees will be offered in Student Health Services for individuals that have symptoms or have had direct exposure.  Students and employees can schedule a COVID test in the online health portal via Medicat. Testing is by appointment only. 

Get vaccinated and boosted so that you are less likely to catch the virus and become seriously ill.

For questions about Student Health related matters, please contact 252-335-3267 or email

For questions about Housing, please contact 252-335-3761 or by email at

For all other questions, please contact the Vice Chancellor’s Office at 252-335-3276 or email