Virtual Family Weekend

We’re going virtual! Due to event size restrictions and safety concerns brought on by COVID-19, we are forgoing an on-campus Family Weekend.

We are canceling all in-person events and brining them to you online! More information about events will be shared and updated on this website, Parent and Family Programs social media, and the ECU Parent and Family Portal.

Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Please continue to visit the website as more events and details will be included. Events that require pre-registration are noted on the events page.

EVENT INFORMATION

Family Weekend Service Project
All Weekend | ECU Purple Pantry’s Amazon Wishlist
Every year families live out ECU’s motto Servire, ‘To Serve,’ by participating in the Family Weekend Service Project. This year’s project is supporting the ECU Purple Pantry through donations on their Amazon Wishlist. The mission of the ECU Purple Pantry is to decrease food insecurity among the students of East Carolina University and increase access to other personal care items.
For more information about the Purple Pantry, please visit https://clce.ecu.edu/purple-pantry/

Friday, Sept. 18

Paint it Purple Friday – Social Media Challenge
All Day | Facebook and Instagram
Paint it Purple Fridays has been an ECU tradition for many yearsWherever you are, show your Pirate Pride by putting on your favorite purple attire! Snap a picture of the entire family, post it on Facebook or Instagram using #PaintItPurple and #ECUFamilyWeekend, and tag @ECUParents for a chance to win an ECU Parent and Family Programs prize pack! 
This challenge will end at 11:59 p.m. EST. Our office will reach out to the winner via direct message on Monday, Sept. 21, 2020.

Family Weekend Virtual University Update
6-7 p.m. EST | Watch on Microsoft Teams
Register Here
All parents and families are welcome to join and learn about updates in Student Affairs and the University at large and learn about how ECU families are making a positive impact on their students’ college experience. You will hear from staff and ECU administration, as well as find out who will receive the 2020-2021 Family of the Year Award!
Families have the opportunity to win ONE SEMESTER OF FREE IN-STATE TUITION or one SEMESTER OF FREE TEXTBOOKS (sponsored by Parent and Family Programs and Dowdy Student Stores). To be eligible to win, you must register online (https://ecu.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_et9dbeY8IcyuqAB) AND be in attendance. 
The deadline to register is Wednesday, Sept. 16 at 11:59 p.m. EST.

Virtual Family Trivia Night
7 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. EST | Link TBA
Get your family together for trivia night – the more brains the better! Enjoy a fun night filled with general trivia, and a few ECU themed questions sprinkled in.
Each game at 7 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. EST will last about 30 minutes. The winner of each game will receive an ECU Parent and Family Programs prize pack!

Rocket League Tournament
7:30 p.m. EST | Cross Platform (XBOX and/or PS4 consoles) 
‘LEVEL UP!’ and compete with other ECU families to win this Rocket League tournament! Rocket League is a high-powered hybrid of arcade-style soccer and vehicular mayhem with easy-to-understand controls and fluid, physics-driven competition.
Register and create an account by 7 p.m. EST on September 18 on Battlefy. Click here to join!
All participants must read the rules on Battlefy to understand how this tournament will run. 
Campus Recreation and Wellness staff will be available for live support during the tournament on Discord (https://discord.gg/HepVtZy), a free messaging platform. 
Battlefy and Discord  Tutorial Videos:
How to create a Battlefy account
How to join a tournament on Battlefy
How to check-in on Battlefy
How to report scores on Battlefy
How to create a Discord account

Saturday, Sept. 19

Chat with Coach Houston
3-3:30 p.m. EST | Watch on Microsoft Teams
Join the Office of Parent and Family Programs as we chat with ECU’s Head Football Coach, Mike Houston! Tune in to hear an exclusive update on our ECU Pirate football team.

Virtual Family Caricatures
4:30-7:30 p.m. EST | Registration Link: http://bit.ly/ECUdraw
Have your family turned into a caricature! A virtual caricature artist will be available via Zoom from 4:30-7:30 p.m. EST, for your family to sit for the artist or you can submit a family photo. During the event you’ll digitally raise your hand when you’re ready to have your caricature drawn.
Register for the event using the link above.Once you’ve registered, you’ll receive an email with the Zoom link, password for the event, and event reminders.  After the event, you’ll receive an email with information on how to download your drawing for print or social media!

Madden NFL 20 Tournament
7:30 p.m. EST | XBOX or PS4 Consoles Only
‘LEVEL UP!’ and compete as your favorite NFL team and players with other ECU families to win this MaddenNFL 20 tournament! 
Register and create an account by 7 p.m. EST on Sept. 19 on Battlefy.
Click here to join on an XBOX Console! 
Click here to join on a PS4 Console!
All participants must read the rules on Battlefy to understand how this tournament will run. 
Campus Recreation and Wellness staff will be available for live support during the tournament on Discord (https://discord.gg/HepVtZy), a free messaging platform. 
Battlefy and Discord  Tutorial Videos:
How to create a Battlefy account
How to join a tournament on Battlefy
How to check-in on Battlefy
How to report scores on Battlefy
How to create a Discord account

Sunday, Sept. 20

Family Weekend Fun – Social Media Challenge
All Day | Facebook and Instagram
Show off all the fun you’ve had during Virtual Family Weekend for a chance to win an ECU Parent and Family Programs prize pack!Snap pictures of you and your family participating in Family Weekend events; whether that’s tuning in to the University Update, gaming in one of the e-sports tournaments, or a photo of your caricature, then share them on Facebook or Instagram with #ECUFamilyWeekend and tag @ECUParents
This challenge will end at 11:59 p.m. EST. Our office will reach out to the winner via direct message on Monday, Sept. 21, 2020.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Tournament
2 p.m. EST | Nintendo Switch Console Only 
‘LEVEL UP!’ and compete as one of your favorite Smash Bros. characters against other ECU families to win this Super Smash Bros. Ultimate tournament! 
Register and create an account by 1:30 p.m. EST on Sept. 20 on Battlefy. Click here to join!
All participants must read the rules on Battlefy to understand how this tournament will run. 
Campus Recreation and Wellness staff will be available for live support during the tournament on Discord (https://discord.gg/HepVtZy), a free messaging platform. 
Battlefy and Discord  Tutorial Videos:
How to create a Battlefy account
How to join a tournament on Battlefy
How to check-in on Battlefy
How to report scores on Battlefy
How to create a Discord account

Friday, September 18

More dates through September 20, 2020

Virtual Event
Event Type

ECU Homepage, University, Family/Children

Target Audience

Students, Public

Website

https://familyweekend.ecu.edu/events/

Hashtag

#ECUFamilyWeekend

Registration Website

https://familyweekend.ecu.edu/events/

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Individuals requesting accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) should contact the ADA Coordinator at least 48 hours prior to the event at (252) 737-1018 / ada-coordinator@ecu.edu.

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