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Faculty Rental Regalia for Commencement
Faculty wishing to order rental regalia for the May 2014 commencement must complete and submit a rental form by March 17, 2014 in order to assure delivery for the graduation ceremonies. Payment is due when the order is placed.

A late fee of $25.00 will be charged in addition to the rental fee if order is received after the deadline, to expedite the RUSH order.

Click here to download the commencement regalia rental form for pick-up at the Wright Building Store

Click here to download the commencement regalia rental form for pick-up at the Brody Building Medical Bookstore

Rental fees:
Bachelor's cap, gown & tassel - $29.00 plus tax
Bachelor's gown only - $19.00 plus tax

Master's cap, gown & tassel - $33.00 plus tax
Master's hood - $26.00 plus tax

Doctor's cap, gown & tassel - $39.00 plus tax
Doctor's hood - $33.00 plus tax
Doctor's tam, gown & tassel - $61.00 plus tax
Doctor's gown only - $31.00 plus tax

A $25 late fee / rush fee will be added to any order received after March 17, 2014 in order to expedite rush processing and shipment.

If you have any questions, please contact Ms. Frances McDaniel or Mr. John Palmer at the ECU Dowdy Student Store, (252) 328-6731, or stop by the ECU Dowdy Student Store located in the Wright Building. For Medical Regalia, see Shannon Tillett in the Brody bookstore, or call (252) 744-3450. 

If you have placed an rental order before, you may call to place a repeat order with a credit card payment.


Oak Hall Custom Regalia

OAK HALL manufactures custom academic regalia to your specifications. Online ordering is available through their web site.  If you need assistance with sizing or measurements, inquire at the Dowdy Student Store customer service counter.Ms. McDaniel can assist with measurements and other questions.  OAK HALL WILL BE ON CAMPUS FEBRUARY 4-6, 2014 FOR CUSTOM REGALIA ORDERS.


Online Book Requisitions   ---  

It's time to start preparing for your requisitions for books, coursepacks, materials to submit for Summer and Fall 2014.

Midway through the Spring semester, an email from Dowdy Student Store will be sent to all faculty teaching Summer terms and Fall semester 2014 courses, that include a personalized login link to the new textbook requisition system. It will also contain the due date for requisitions.

If you need assistance, please click on the link above and follow the instructions, or contact us:  

With our online textbook requisition system you enter your information, the system keeps track of your textbook requisitions, and sends automated email reminders. 

Your textbook contacts at Dowdy are Barbara Ward, Justin Bennett, or Shirley Johnson at the Wright Building location, and Shannon Tillett at the Medical Bookstore.

Why do we need your information so soon? There are several reasons:

1)  So that book lists can be prepared for student schedules so they can find lower-cost textbooks.

2)  The bookstore can search for more used books on the wholesale market to have on the shelves for students.

3.  It is mandated by the UNC-GA that a minimum of 90% of all textbook requisitions be submitted by ECU faculty and reported at a date PRIOR to each buyback.  The Provost, and Deans ask to be notified of faculty who meet this deadline each term as this must be listed in an annual report to the state. ECU is compared to other universities across the state in this report. In addition, the HEOA, Higher Education Opportunity Act has strict criteria and mandates requiring textbook information be provided to students to aid in determining textbooks costs when they register for courses.

Email us if you have questions, or phone (252) 328-6731.

Course Pack Production
Course Packs are produced through a cooperative effort by ECU Dowdy Student Stores and ECU Rapid Copy Centers. The link below provides information and instructions for compiling, ordering, and producing a Course Pack, as well as deadlines for submitting materials for copyright clearance and duplication. Additional course materials can also be produced including CDs and DVDs.

Click here to view more information about ECU Course Pack Production.

Requesting a Faculty Desk Copy
A desk copy is generally given for every 25 books adopted for a course. An examination/review copy of a textbook may be requested from publishers before adopting it for a course.

Click here to view various publisher's information and requesting procedures.

When requesting a textbook desk copy from Dowdy Student Stores an authorization form must be completed, approved by the academic department, signed, and submitted to the store in order to charge the desk copy to the department.  If the desk copy/examination copy is not returned within 60 days in a like-new, salable condition, the textbook will be charged to the department. You may wish to consider requesting a student copy of the textbook if you plan to return it, as a text stamped Free Desk Copy cannot be sold.

You may wish to see if a digital version of the textbook is available before requesting a hard copy. Free examination of digital textbooks, when available, can be viewed through our CourseSmart link.

Adobe Acrobat pdf Click here to view various publisher's information and requesting procedures.

Adobe Acrobat pdf Click here for Dowdy Student Stores desk copy request form.


ECU Business Services Textbook Loan Program

A cooperative venture between ECU Vending Services and Dowdy Student Stores. Available to all permanent ECU staff and faculty, and their eligible dependent children and spouses. This program is funded from the profits earned in administrative area vending machines.

Click here to view more information about ECU Business Services Textbook Loan Program.