Student Permits for 2023-2024

Vehicle Registration and permit purchases can be done throughout the year on a space-available basis.

Student permits are purchased according to availability, living arrangements and will be sold on a first come, first served basis. Freshman/First year ECU students are allowed to have vehicles parked on campus. Priority for permit sales will not be considered under any circumstance.

All student permits are valid according to the academic year August 1 to July 31 of the following year. These permits are not automatically renewed and must be purchased prior to parking on campus. 

Permits can be purchased online via Pirate Port. Once a permit is sold out, You can join the waitlist on the Parking Portal through Pirate Port. Students will be notified via ECU email when space becomes available.

Permits are not transferable and the Parking Office must be notified via email at or call (252) 328-6294, if you leave school or no longer wish to park.  Please see our Refund Policy.


NOTE: you must park HEAD-IN. Pulling through or backing into a space is not allowed unless you have a state-issued or ECU-issued license plate. Parallel parking must be with the flow of traffic. This is for the LPR camera to be able to read your license plate.


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