New Students


IT Help – Call or Walk In

  • IT Help Desk
    Open 7 days a week – call and ask any IT-related question, and we’ll help you find the answer: 252.328.9866 | 800.340.7081
  • Pirate Techs Computer Support
    On-campus students can walk in to either office for instant assistance with computer viruses and other malware, network connectivity and other problems.  See the website for a full list of services.


Self Help

  • PirateID Account
    Your PirateID username and passphrase get you into email and Office 365, connected to the ECU network, Blackboard and most other ECU systems and tools that require a login.
  • Pirate Port
    Log in with your PirateID to find ECU’s course catalog, transcripts, parking information and more.
  • ECU Mobile App
    Stay connected to ECU on or off campus with the ECU mobile app. Available as a free download from your device’s app store.
  • Instructional Videos
    Every ECU user has a account to learn new software.


Course Tools

Use these tools to access your ECU courses.


Creation and Collaboration

Microsoft software, computer labs – both on campus and virtual – statistical and survey software


Printing and Storage

ECU provides students with secure storage through Piratedrive and the OneDrive cloud folder that is free with Office 365. Send an assignment to a Pirate Print kiosk and save time and paper.



With the right security tools in place, your online information remains safer.