Student Resources

All SoTD students should subscribe to Callboard, the email listserv for the School of Theatre and Dance, using an email address that is checked regularly. Essential information is sent through Callboard, including audition announcements, casting, and rehearsal and performance reports, as well as employment postings, personal requests, and lost/found notices. Ensure that a message does not apply to you before deleting, as you are responsible for all information shared on Callboard.

Note: More than 600 people (students, faculty, alumni, donors, prospective students and parents) subscribe to Callboard at any given time, so please use your best professional judgment when sending messages. Inappropriate messages will not be tolerated, and abusers will be blocked.

To subscribe

  • Create a new email message, addressed to
  • Leave the subject blank.
  • In the body of the email, type:  SUBSCRIBE SOTDCALLBOARD
  • Send your message. You will receive a confirmation message that will require you to click a link to confirm that you wish to subscribe.

To unsubscribe

  • Create a new email message, addressed to
  • Leave the subject blank.
  • In the body of the email, type:  UNSUBSCRIBE SOTDCALLBOARD
  • Send your message. You will receive a confirmation message that will require you to click a link to confirm that you wish to unsubscribe.

To post to the Callboard

For additional help

  • Create a new email message, addressed to
  • Leave the subject blank.
  • In the body of the email, type:  HELP orINFO
  • Send your message.

School of Theatre and Dance Commitments

  • All students are expected to conduct themselves with honesty, integrity, and professionalism across their work in all areas, and as such are expected to follow the ECU Academic Integrity Policy throughout all school activities.
  • Minimum Grade Requirements: Students must maintain a minimum grade of a C in all classes required of their major/concentration in order to remain in the program.
  • Class Attendance Policy: Students missing a total of 20 percent or more of their classes in any course in the School of Theatre and Dance will automatically receive a grade of “F” in that course. Please note that this is the school minimum, and individual instructors may have more stringent requirements. It is your responsibility to learn and adhere to the attendance policies in all individual classes.
  • Mainstage productions (ECU/Loessin Playhouse and ECU Storybook Theatre) take priority over ALL other SoTD performance and extra-curricular projects, including but not limited to faculty-led, class-related, or student-run workshops, productions, performances, concerts, or events (including Night of Music Theatre, Random Acts, Directing Projects, Senior Choreography, Lights Up, Fifth Street Players’ productions, Undergraduate Creativity and Research Award projects, informal dance showings, and all other student group events).
  • Conflicts with any rehearsals, performances, or additional calls for any mainstage production in which you are cast due to any of the above projects will not be accepted.
  • For Theatre Arts majors: Crew assignments for design and production classes and the mainstage productions will not be set aside or re-scheduled for students who may be involved in additional projects. Your crew takes precedence.
  • Be sure to take your mainstage commitments into account before you make any additional audition or casting commitments to AVOID THE POTENTIAL FOR CONFLICTS.
  • For a detailed guide to policies, expectations, academic requirements, performance opportunities, and additional information specific to your area of study, please refer to the following handbooks:




Student Organizations
There are a multitude of organizations within the School of Theatre and Dance for students to become involved. Be on the lookout for Callboard emails with information on each of these student organizations throughout the year:



  • East Carolina Dance Association (ECDA)
  • Dance Science Club
  • National Dance Education Organization Student Chapter (NDEO)
  • National Honor Society for Dance Arts


Theatre Arts

  • East Carolina Theatre Association (ECTA)
  • Fifth Street Players
  • SWISH Improv
  • TYA Dramatist Guild
  • Design and Production Club

Learn more and apply through ECU’s scholarship portal, ECUAWard.

Complimentary Tickets
The following students are eligible to receive one complimentary ticket per mainstage production:

  • cast and running crew members of the production,
  • musicians involved in the production,
  • Theatre and Dance work-study, self-help and undergraduate assistants,
  • declared Theatre and Dance Majors.

To request a ticket, go to the McGinnis Theatre Box Office at least 24 hours before the date you want to attend. The Box Office is open Monday through Friday 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Note that complimentary tickets are not available at the door, preshow. They are only available via the box office located in Messick Theatre Arts Center, located on the right side of the hallway as you enter the building.

Additional Resources for Students
Student grievances and inquiries

Photo consent form

Student Conduct PRR (ECU official policies, regulations and rules)

School of Theatre and Dance Academic Catalogue

SOTD Incident Procedures ( 88KB ) | Preview

Student Statement of Injury ( 61KB ) | Preview