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Dowdy Student Stores

ECU Dowdy Student Stores


Graduation Regalia & Accessories
Dowdy Student Stores is your graduation regalia headquarters.
RingsCap & GownDiploma FramesAnnouncements

Visit JOSTENS online to order custom Announcements, Invitations and more.

Graduating in December?

See below for information regarding cap & gown pick-up, and more!

GRADUATION SALE AT DOWDY ~ Wed., Dec. 17 - Tues., Dec. 23
In-store, in-stock diploma frames & Alumni apparel & gifts on sale!
Order custom diploma frames through link below:


Nursing Students

Nursing pin orders for Fall Semester 2014 are due at Dowdy Student Stores by October 10, 2014. Orders received after Oct. 10 are not guaranteed to be delivered in time for the pinning ceremony. Nursing students will receive their pins during the pinning ceremony.

To order a pin, fill out this form and bring to Dowdy Student Stores customer service counter:

Undergraduate and Graduate Students

Students walking in the December 2014 ceremony should download the cap and gown form below and bring it to the Customer Service desk at the Dowdy Store in the Wright Building. There is no charge for undergraduates as this cost was built into other student fees. Master's degree students and above will need to purchase a hood if participating in the ceremony. Medical students, and students unable to pickup gowns in person, please see below.



Medical and PhD Students

Download Medical Student Regalia Form (Word Doc)
Download Medical Student Regalia Form (PDF)

Medical students should download the regalia form, to rent and pick up their cap & gown at the Medical Bookstore in Brody 1S-04. More details to be provided soon.


For those students who are unable to visit the Dowdy Student Stores to get their graduation regalia, we will gladly ship this to you for a minimum shipping and handling charge of $8.00. Please also add 7% sales tax if being shipped within North Carolina.
1.    Simply download and print the appropriate commencement apparel form above. (Undergraduate/Graduate/PhD)
2.    Complete the form including your signature and date, phone number and ship to address (no PO Boxes).
3.    Submit the completed form to us via fax at (252) 328-4359, mail, or scan and e-mail it to  Our mailing address is ECU Dowdy Student Stores, Wright Bldg. - Mail Stop 210, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC  27858.  Submit form on or after the grad expo for that semester.

Once we have received a completed commencement apparel form, we will contact you for payment information.

There is an additional charge for those students that will require a Master's degree hood, honor cord, and additional caps, gowns, and tassels.

The embroidered stole is a nice addition to your gown

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Link to ordering an ECU watch from ClassWatch

Dowdy Students Stores in the Wright Building is East Carolina University's official source for graduation regalia, merchandise, and apparel.

A Graduation Expo is held each semester for upcoming graduates. This is the first opportunity for seniors to pick up their cap and gown. Tables have information and special offers for seniors. Graduates should plan to attend this event at the ECU Dowdy Student Stores in the Wright Building. The expo is held in early October for December graduates, and February for May graduates.

Jostens representatives will be on hand to speak with you about announcements, class rings, diploma frames, and graduation packages.  Many seniors will have received a mailing from Jostens about special packages that can be ordered.  If not, information about these can also be found at the Expo. 

Along with Jostens are representatives from University Frames, and many ECU departments with information and offers for the soon-to-be ECU Alumnus!