ECU Homecoming & Halloween celebrations make for a busy weekend

GREENVILLE, NC (WITN) Ahead of a busy weekend, officials want to remind people how they can stay safe while out celebrating ECU Homecoming and Halloween.

Greenville Police, ECU Police, Alcohol Law Enforcement and Alcohol Beverage Control, all plan on having a major presence uptown throughout the weekend to keep students, alumni, and residents safe.

With Halloween celebrations starting early and ECU Homecoming this weekend, not only will students and residents be heading uptown, police will too.

ECU Police Captain Chris Sutton says they will be there in greater numbers to make sure students stay safe, and to help them navigate around the construction from the town creek culvert project uptown, where traffic will go through campus to Fifth Street and then west on Fifth towards uptown.

More importantly, Sutton warns against students drinking too much over the weekend. "Binge drinking is typically a risk and problem over Halloween celebrations and so really want individuals to understand what they can do to help themselves."

Other officials also warn underage students against using fake ID's, as they will be looking out for those as well.

Sutton says that on Halloween there will be opportunities for those who don't plan on drinking. There will be events going on in the student center to celebrate Halloween that are safe and alcohol-free.

Officials also want to remind everyone that rideshare options like Lyft and Uber, as well as ECU transit buses, will be available all weekend to use after a night out.