East Carolina University '16
Majoring in Hospitality and Tourism Management
Member since 11/6/2011
Not much for students who are under 21 like myself. There are some house parties but most parties get shut down before they're over due to noise, underage drinking, the usual illegal stuff...
I'm in Hospitality Mgt and I'm enjoying it so far. The professors are fun and interesting. The most important aspect is that I've joined the National Society of Minorities in Hospitality organization and I've learned so much. The group travels to conventions and learns about the industry. We practice resume and interview skills and you don't have to be a minority to join.
There are computers and computer labs everywhere and WiFi in the dorms but it goes down alot.
ECU has several "no tolerance" policies. You can be kicked out of the dorms for underage drinking, drugs and stealing someone else's personal property. RAs are not afraid of breaking up parties or turning students in for smoking marijuana in their rooms. Fines are steep for illegal and unauthorized parking. Campus police are everywhere and are very visible so beware.
ECU has a great campus bus system! The buses run regular routes on and off campus; they go into town to shopping centers and off-campus student apartments. There is no cost to ride the campus busses (I think it's included in tuition, student fees or something like that). There is a regional airport that connects to the much larger Raleigh-Durham airport. Greyhound Bus Line leaves only once each day. There is no train service in Greenville but recently a new bus route was added that will take passengers to Wilson to board a train there to Raleigh/Durham.
Greenville, NC is a medium size town with plenty of shopping venues. There's a Krispy Kreme doughnut shop right off campus and some nice shops and clubs within walking distance. The campus is located on the fringe of downtown so traffic can be crazy. There are some pretty shady neighborhoods close by so it wouldn't be safe to venture too far from campus alone or at night. There isn't much to do besides shop but the people are very accommodating to the students and staff and the local attitude seems to be favorable.
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