Explore Eckerd Days

Join us this spring to experience Eckerd life.

Congratulations on your acceptance to Eckerd College! Now that you’ve been accepted to the College, come explore your future…

Sunday, March 11 – Monday, March 12, 2018
Sunday, April 8 – Monday, April 9, 2018
Sunday, April 15 – Monday, April 16, 2018

Register Now

It is necessary to register online for this event. Space is limited, so please register as soon as you are able. We ask that students please register for one event only (please note, the $50 registration fee is nonrefundable).


12:00 – 1:15 p.m. | HOUGH QUAD
Visiting admitted students register for the weekend and receive schedule information. Parents will also receive information packets. While you wait you can pick up some snacks on the patio or purchase lunch at Triton’s Pub.

Boat Rides
12:00 and 12:30 p.m. | WATERFRONT
Come learn about the many programs offered at Eckerd’s own waterfront and take a ride on beautiful Boca Ciega Bay. All registrants will receive an invitation to sign-up for a boat ride three weeks prior to the event date. Sunday boat rides are reserved for students only. Monday boat rides are available to students and families.

Welcome Program – Your First Year at Eckerd College
1:15 – 2:00 p.m. | MILLER AUDITORIUM
Join Professor Margie Sanfilippo to find out more about the Autumn Term, Faculty Mentoring Program and unique first-year programs offered at Eckerd.

Campus Tours
2:00 – 4:00 p.m. | MILLER AUDITORIUM
A current student will lead a tour of campus for admitted students and their families. Tours are optional and will leave periodically.

Snack Break
4:00 – 4:30 p.m. | MILLER AUDITORIUM PATIO
After your campus tour, we have a feeling you might want a snack to hold you over until dinner. Join us outside of Miller Auditorium for something to munch on before your Q&A panel. We will do our best to accommodate those with dietary restrictions.

Student Life Panel (Students Only)
Current students will field questions on what it is like to be an Eckerd student. This is a chance to get to know some of our students in a fun and casual setting.

Student Life Panel (Parents Only)
4:30 – 5:15 p.m. | MILLER AUDITORIUM
Current students and parents will field questions on what it is like to be an Eckerd student. This is a chance to get to know some of our students and parents in a fun and casual setting.

Welcome Dinner
5:30 – 6:45 p.m. | FOX HALL
Join us in Fox Hall for dinner where you can meet current students, other admitted students and their families.

Reception (Parents Only)
7:00 – 8:30 p.m. | JAMES CENTER
Parents are invited to join current Eckerd parents and faculty who will be available to answer questions about the Eckerd experience.

Evening Entertainment (Students Only)
7:00 – 8:30 p.m. | WATERFRONT
Join our current students for a bonfire, s’mores, music and other activities at the waterfront.

Campus Bookstore Hours
Sunday | 12:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Monday | 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.


Student Breakfast
Students can enjoy breakfast in Café Bon Appétit’s main dining hall. Remember to wear your name tag – this serves as your meal ticket! Make sure you give yourself enough time to find your classroom at 9:30 a.m.

President’s Breakfast (Parents Only)
8:30 – 9:45 a.m. | FOX HALL
Parents are invited to join President Eastman, members of the Executive Staff, and Student Affairs for a special presentation and casual discussion over breakfast.

Academic Experience (Students Only)
Each student will have an opportunity to experience academics at Eckerd. Students, please arrive early to your class and introduce yourself to the professor. He or she will be expecting you. Consult individual student schedule for the location of your class.

Financing an Eckerd College Education
10:00 – 10:30 a.m. | MILLER AUDITORIUM
Join Dr. Pat Watkins, Director of Financial Aid, and Angie Noronow, College Bursar, for a general overview of the billing, scholarship and financial aid processes. You may also stop by the Financial Aid Office until 5:00 p.m. with your questions.

Boat Rides
10:45 a.m., 11:15 a.m., and 11:45 a.m. | WATERFRONT
Come learn about the many programs offered at Eckerd’s own waterfront and take a ride on beautiful Boca Ciega Bay. Sign up for one of these boat rides in advance at check-in or dinner.

Information Fair featuring Academic Programs, Student Organizations and Academic Services
10:30 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. | JAMES CENTER
Meet with faculty members from all 40 areas of study to discuss academic opportunities. Learn about a variety of Eckerd’s student-run clubs and organizations. Representatives from financial aid, international education, counseling and health services, and service learning will be available to discuss various opportunities.

Farewell Lunch
12:00 – 12:45 p.m. | FOX HALL
Join Eckerd College faculty for our final meal together.

(Optional) Mini Tour of Galbraith Marine Science Center
12:45 – 1:15 p.m. | LEAVES FROM FOX HALL
Students interested in Marine Science will take a more in-depth tour of the Galbraith Marine Science Laboratory.

(Optional) Mini Tour of James Center Laboratories
12:45 – 1:15 p.m. | LEAVES FROM FOX HALL
Students interested in taking a more in-depth tour of our laboratories inside of James Center will be led by a natural science faculty member.

More questions?

Contact Mari Prauer
EEC Coordinator
call: 727-864-8850
email: prauermj@eckerd.edu.