Injuries & Illness

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Students with temporary mobility conditions are not eligible for upgrades to park in the A zone.  ECU runs a fully accessible transportation system which can assist students with both temporary and permanent mobility impairments.  Depending on the severity of the condition, students may be eligible for Pirate Access, an additional support for navigating campus.  Pirate Access applications may be completed here Pirate Access.

Accessable Parking

Academic Accommodations

Academic accommodations may be available to students including access to assistive technology and testing accommodations.  Students should contact Disability Support Services (DSS) to discuss possible assistance during their recovery period.  DSS can be reached at 252-737-1016.


Whether or not the university is able to accommodate students for missed classes will depend largely on the nature of the course.  Some courses have no attendance requirement, while others, such as labs and experiential classes have very strict policies. The university is unable to provide a blanket “university excused absence” during injury or illness.  The student should first discuss their situation with their faculty member, any unresolved concerns should be addressed to the Dean of Students Office or 252-328-9297.

Serious Illness

Students should contact the Dean of Students Office (252-328-9297) for assistance with serious illnesses and conditions requiring surgery or hospitalization.

Dean of Students Office
125 Umstead Hall, Greenville, NC 27858
252-328-9297 | fax: 252-328-9174 |