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Dowdy Student Stores

ECU Dowdy Student Stores


Graduation Regalia & Accessories
Cap & gown information

Graduating students pick up their cap, gown, and tassel at the Dowdy Student Stores for their graduation ceremony. The cost for the cap, gown, and standard tassel for undergraduate students is paid through student tuition. Master's degree students will purchase their hood and regalia. Rental regalia is available for medical/dental and PhD graduates if preferred.

Students are required to complete and bring the Dowdy Student Stores Commencement Apparel Form to the store to exchange for their cap, gown, and tassel. Distance education students may opt to have their regalia shipped for a fee.

The first opportunity for graduates to pick up their caps and gowns is the Graduation Expo held early in each fall and spring semester.



Faculty & Doctoral Candidates

FACULTY and PHd Students wishing to RENT academic regalia for Commencement from the Dowdy Student Stores can visit our Faculty & Staff link at  


For additional questions contact Dowdy Student Stores Customer Service at 252.328.6731.