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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.

 Grad Expo Oct 6-7 at Dowdy


Get Everything you need for graduation!

Seniors graduating in December - the Grad Expo is your opportunity to take care of all your graduation needs at one time! Come down to Dowdy Student Store on October 6 & 7 between the hours of 10 am and 6 pm, and you can pick up your cap and gown, get your finger sized for a class ring, and order custom invitations and announcements. The Pirate Club, Alumni Association, Career Center, and the College of Education Office of Alternative Licensure will be on hand with special offers and information.

This is a great time to get a diploma frame! All frames, both in the store and online,
will be 20% off on October 6 & 7. Regular price alumni apparel and gifts will also be 20% off during the Expo.

While at the store, be sure and enter Jostens' drawing - they are giving away two $100 gas cards!

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 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 commencement apparel form.

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.

Click HERE for detailed information about caps and gowns.

The embroidered stole is a nice addition to your gown

College of Nursing Pins

Information to be provided soon.

Click to shop University Frames
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. Tables are also set up in the foyer and store lobby, but mostly inside the store for the Expo.

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!