Proud to have you aboard

Eckerd College changes lives, including the parents and family of our students. We are proud to have you as part of the Eckerd College community. We are confident that you will find this community stimulating and friendly, with many people ready to help you and your student.

Ceremony of Lights

Parent Council

The Eckerd College Parent Council is a group of committed volunteers who support the College by attending local and regional events, helping with Admission efforts, strengthening communication between parents and the College, and supporting the Eckerd Fund. Parent Council meetings are held semiannually on campus—in the fall and during Family Weekend.

Letter to Eckerd College Families from President Eastman
Our students give employers and graduate schools exactly what they want. If our enhanced classroom experience doesn’t get them employed or in grad school within six months of graduation, we offer them continued professional guidance and class audits.
Sign up for ParentConnections, a newsletter offering Eckerd news, tips and deadlines specifically for Eckerd parents, or the broader InsideEckerd newsletter

Local Hotels

St. Pete Beach
(3-5 miles from Eckerd)

Gulfport
(5 miles from Eckerd)

Downtown
(5 miles from Eckerd)

Treasure Island Beach
(9 miles from Eckerd)

North St. Petersburg
(15 miles from Eckerd)

Contact Us

You are a vital part of this community. Feedback is always welcome. Don’t hesitate to contact us if we can be of further assistance.

You might also search for hotels near Eckerd through hotels-rate.com. Note, this link is not an endorsement by Eckerd College of the listed properties.

Summer Storage Options

While the College does not endorse a particular vendor, the following moving and storage companies are located near campus and have been used successfully in the past by Eckerd students.