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East Carolina University hosts many events that are open for all students to come to. These events are often stress relievers and are made to help students to feel more welcome at the university. The events typically have freebies for all students, and some of the best events are listed below.

1. Raid The Rec

Raid The Rec is an event held at the beginning of the year that is held at the Student Rec Center. Students literally raid the center, and there are games, free food, and free t-shirts for all of the students. This is an event that is held on the Friday after classes begin in the fall, so all students should have the time to make this event!

2. Halloween Havoc

Halloween Havoc is held on Halloween, and there are many activities held at the event. Everyone dresses up, and there is a scary maze, mini gold, free t-shirts, free food, and free candy. Instead of going trick-or-treating, considering you’re a college student, make your way over to Halloween Havoc!

3. Beach Fest

Beach Fest is what it sounds like. It is held at the North Recreational Complex, and students play games, such as volleyball and water activities, along the sand and water. Students receive free t-shirts, giveaways, and free food. Make sure to make your way on over to Beach Fest at ECU!

4. Polar Bear Plunge

Polar Bear Plunge is an event where students jump into the outdoor pool, and it is extremely cold. The first 1,100 jumpers receive a free t-shirt, and there is a party afterwards where everyone can get free food. Also, all jumpers get to sign the Polar Bear Plunge Banner. Jump into the icy-cold water, and have fun while you do it!

5. Pirate Palooza

Pirate Palooza is a huge event held by ECU at the beginning of the year that welcomes back all returning students and welcomes all first year students to the campus. It is held at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium, and there is free food and prizes given out. There are also fun inflatables. This is one of the biggest events at ECU, and everyone should make sure to go to it!

East Carolina University’s many events can help relieve the stress of students in many ways, and students will always be happy with the freebies given to them. Even if you miss one of these events, there are many events to make your way to throughout the year!



Matthew Jennette

I'm pursuing an English Education Major and Psychology Minor at East Carolina University. I'm in the Honors College, and I'm also an Access Scholar. I enjoy writing, and my purpose as a OneClass Blogger is to help future students get around East Carolina University and succeed in classes! I am very reachable, and if you have any questions about my articles or about East Carolina University in general feel free to contact me: Email Address: [email protected]

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