Central neighborhood is at the heart of ECU’s academic environment.

Located in the heart of our main campus, the Central neighborhood features smaller historic buildings that foster tight communities. Cotten Hall, Fleming, and Jarvis Hall are among ECU’s original buildings. Jarvis Hall currently serves as our only all-female residence hall. They join Umstead Hall, located near the Main Campus Student Center. All four Central neighborhood halls are within a short walk to most classes and the Joyner Library.

Our Halls

In the Neighborhood

Main Campus Student Center: Serving as the premier location for the campus community, the student center carries forward many of the traditional facilities of the past combined within a more modern appearance. Opened in January 2019, the MCSC’s features include six dining options, Dowdy Student Store, and Black Box Theater, as well as multiple lounges, study rooms, and gaming center.

Joyner Library: Joyner Library is East Carolina’s main campus library. The largest library in the state east of Raleigh, it has more than three million holdings. The library also is home to the Pirate Tutoring Center.

Wright Performing Arts Center: A historic landmark on campus, Wright Performing Arts Center hosts symphonies, plays, concerts, and dance performances throughout the year.

Financial Aid and Cashier’s Offices: The financial aid office oversees all federal Title IV aid for students enrolled at ECU. Staff members also provide individual guidance to students and their parents. The financial aid office is located in the Old Cafeteria Complex near the library and the student center. This building also is home to the cashier’s office and the ECU 1 Card office.

Student Health Service: The East Carolina Student Health Service is the primary health care facility on Main Campus.Its medical staff provides quality health care to enrolled students and ECU employees through a comprehensive list of services. It’s located in the student health center along the Mall.