ECU Homecoming: 100 Years of Treasured Traditions

Tue, Oct 6, 2009

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There really is no better time to head to Greenville for a football game than Homecoming (unless we land home field for the Conference USA championship). I can’t wait. I have spoken to a lot of my friends that are setting up big plans for the game. We are all getting prepared to stir-fry Rice.

I got an e-mail today from the East Carolina Alumni Association with a bunch of stuff going on then. Hopefully, it will help you out a little bit while preparing for what you will be doing during that weekend. If you are on Twitter, you should follow them for updates on scheduling for Homecoming.

They have a lot planned for the 100th Homecoming and we are looking forward to getting back in Dowdy-Ficklen because these away games have made us homesick.

Remember: All Hands On Deck!


10:00 a.m. 10 Years After the Flood: A Reflective Conversation
11:30 a.m. Homecoming Luncheon
12:30 p.m. Pirate Cup Golf Tournament
1:00-2:00 p.m. Bus Tour of Campus
1:00-2:00 p.m. Walking Tour of Campus
2:15-4:15 p.m. Walking Tour of Medical and Health Sciences Campus
1:00-2:00 p.m. Spiders and Taxonomy with ECU professor Dr. Jason Bond
2:15-4:00 p.m. Art Letterpress Workshop
2:15-3:15 p.m. Golden Corral Culinary Center Cooking Class
2:15-3:15 p.m. Major General William Holland ’75 Returns to Campus
6:00 p.m. Alumni Awards Dinner and Ceremony presented by Tobacco Road Cellars


9:00 a.m. Alumni Breakfast
10:00 a.m. Homecoming Parade
1:00 p.m. Alumni Tailgate
3:30 p.m. Pirate Football: Rice vs. ECU

Parking during Friday’s Homecoming activities is available on the main campus, including lots WC-26 and WC-27 at the corner of 10th and Evans Streets. Parking permits for those with special needs are available upon request.

Let the Alumni Association do the driving for you on Saturday! Shuttle service will be provided throughout the day to and from the Alumni Center, Alumni Tailgate, and the football game. Park and ride from the Hilton Greenville beginning at 8:00 a.m. through 8:00 p.m. Shuttle schedules will be available at ticket pick-up.

Register for any of these events by October 9:

By phone: call the Alumni Center at 800-ECU-GRAD

By fax: fax the registration form to 252-328-4369

By mail: send the registration form to:

East Carolina Alumni Association
Taylor-Slaughter Alumni Center
901 East Fifth Street
Greenville, NC  27858

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5 Comments For This Post

  1. ak Says:

    Looking forward to the Alumni Awards Dinner on Friday night. My pops is getting the Honorary Alumni Award. Should be a great weekend. Go Pirates!

  2. ghostlikeswayze Says:

    Congrats to your pops! That sounds like a really neat event!

  3. J Mohn Says:

    Losing to a church team with no one in the stands….. Awful.

  4. Anonymous Says:

    Actually ECU didn’t play all that bad. It was the intangible plays that killed us. ECU had 10 more 1st downs, about 148 more rushing yards, 85 less passing, 63 more total yards and about 12 more minutes of possession. Never the less, still a bad loss.

  5. Anonymous Says:

    ^ J Mohn is Anonymous Says:
    October 12th, 2009 at 10:22 AM

    ^ And some of these C-USA teams (looking at you SMU, UAB) have very little support. It’s embarrassing to see all those empty seats in the stadium. I’ve seen high school games that are more attended.

    Btw, Rice is 0-2, 0-6. Must win.