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Commemorating Belk Residence Hall

Welcome to the Official website for current and former residents and staff of Belk Residence Hall at East Carolina University. This page will help “Belk Hall alumni” reconnect and share favorite Belk Hall experiences, memories and photos.

News About The Project

What’s Happening with Belk

Belk Hall, one of ECU’s most beloved residence halls, will house students for its last semester and is set for demolition in early 2014. While occupied in the fall of 2013, all Belk Hall residents will be relocated to other on campus residence halls prior to demolition commencing in January 2014.  The Remember Belk Hall project is dedicated to reconnecting former Belk residents through social media, residence hall tours and special invitation to a final Belk celebration event.

About Belk Residence Hall

Belk Hall was named after Mr. Henry Belk (1898-1972). A North Carolina native, Mr. Belk received a B.A. Degree from Trinity College (now Duke University) in 1923. In 1926, he became the managing editor for the Goldsboro news, and earned wide respect as a journalist. Mr. Belk was partially blind and served on the President's Committee for the Employment of the Physically Handicapped (1960). He was very active in state and local civic activities. Mr. Belk served as a trustee of ECU (1945-1973) and was Chairman of the Board of Trustees from 1963 to 1964.  East Carolina University became a leader in providing equal collegiate opportunities for the disabled through the aid of Mr. Belk.

Gateway East and West: The Future of Belk Hall

Gateway East and West will serve as the newest addition to the College Hill neighborhood at East Carolina University  The two state of the art residence halls are scheduled to open in the fall of 2015 and will house about 720 students — 250 more than Belk - and will house the vast majority of ECU's living-learning special-interest communities. Gateway West will have a large multipurpose room that can be separated into three classrooms.  Gateway East will have a large computer lab and gathering space for students.  Please click here to view the featured architectural renderings!

Belk Memorabilia Available for Purchase!

Former Belk Residents now have the opportunity to purchase additional Belk Hall memorabilia. Mailbox covers, door plates, and suite numbers are available to order. click here to download the order form.

Name Your Dorm Room Link

Upcoming Events

Take a Tour of Belk Hall

Belk Hall tours are available on the following dates:

  • November 9th

If you are interested, please e-mail for additional information.

Own a Piece of Belk Forever- Buy a Brick!

Belk Residence Hall will always hold a significant space in the annals of the history of ECU. Belk Hall is a staple of the commitment to excellence and the pride that makes East Carolina University a special campus. The commemorative brick program allows former residents to celebrate the 47-year history of Belk Hall. Each brick will be specially selected post-demolition, and will have an affixed commemorative plaque, customized to your unique connection to Belk. As you honor Belk Hall, you also benefit current and future students at East Carolina University. Proceeds from the personalized brick program support enrichment activities provided by the Division of Student Affairs, through the Residential Scholars Program. The Residential Scholars program supports annual scholarships for upper-class students living on campus. The students, who are selected through a competitive awards process, are evaluated for their involvement in campus leadership, community service and academic excellence. Click here for more information on how to purchase your brick.

**Order Form Updated on 10.24.13

Name Your Dorm Room!

As Belk residence hall comes to the end of its time on ECU’s campus, alumni will still have the ability to remain connected even in its new space. The office of Student Affairs Development and ECU Campus Living are offering a unique naming opportunity for rooms in the new residence hall. Click here for further information about the cost and process for having your name and relationship with Belk live on forever. Click here for more information.

**Order Form Updated on 10.24.13

Belk Hall Brick Program Link

1966-2013: Belk Hall at ECU


Share Your Memories

I wouldn’t trade my experience living in Belk Hall for anything. I had the time of life living on-campus at ECU. Living on-campus in Belk Hall enabled me to be able to take part in everything that the Pirate Experience has to offer from academics, to different clubs and organizations. Belk was my home and provided me a place to form great friendships and relax in my downtime. I didn’t sleep much in college, there was too much to do at ECU to let sleep get in the way, but when I did I am glad it was at Belk because I had to most fun there hanging out there in my downtime.

– Michael S. Kowalczyk, 2009-Belk Resident, ’09, ’10

I remember so many good things about Belk. Shooting bottle rockets off the balcony into open windows at Tyler, lowering plastic spiders over the rail to scare the person standing there and walking around the third floor only to be surprised by the female co-ed who just got out of the shower and failed to close her window shade. Good times and good memories.

– David Plum, Haymarket, VA, Former Resident

Halloween Party 1987, Administrators said there were more than 1000 guests (party goers) in Belk Hall in addition to the residents. That was the wildest I weekend ever in Belk Hall.

– Fred Rector, Little Rock, AR, Former Resident

I loved Belk Hall. It was co-ed and I met so many people that I still consider good friends. The football team was also in that dorm so there was a lot of school spirit. Shout out to JoAnna Jackson who is probably the I met at Belk that was a and is a cherished friend. Fun times also being suite mates with Lee Golberg when I first moved in my sophomore year in 82-83.

– Ramona Read-Williams, Charlotte, NC Belk Hall Resident, ’82-’83

Best time of my life!

– Marsha Hall, ’93

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