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Dowdy Student Stores

ECU Dowdy Student Stores


Come back to Campus for Homecoming with a visit to Dowdy Student Stores in the Wright Building

Homecoming at Dowdy!

Shop Dowdy's Wright Building store, Thursday, Oct. 2 - Saturday, Oct. 4th for our Homecoming Specials!

  • ALUMNI:  Show us your class ring! We'll give you a 1% discount for each year since you've graduated!
Not been away too long? That's ok, we'll give you a 5% discount; but sorry 1983 grads and farther back, we have to cap our discount at 30%
  • COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING Celebrates 10 Years! We're honoring you with 20% OFF College of Engineering t-shirts, decals, etc.

  • FREE Game Day Button with Purchase, while supplies last!

  • OPEN OUR TREASURE CHEST!  Pick a key and try to open our Treasure Chest of Prizes!

  • COME IN SATURDAY and enter our FanFare Drawing for a chance to win an East Carolina TAILGATE TENT! No purchase necessary!

  • Opening extended hours on Homecoming Saturday, 8:30 am - 3 pm! Come in before or after the parade, we're just off of Fifth Street on the parade route!

  Any discounts are taken off regular price, in-store only. Prior purchases and special orders excluded. No other discounts or coupons apply.

December Graduates can pick up caps and gowns at Dowdy at the Grad Expo

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:



Cheer on the Pirates! When ECU Wins, YOU Win
When the Pirates WIN, our shoppers WIN! For 2 business days following AWAY football games, and only when East Carolina WINS the game, a 1% discount is given on regular price apparel and gift merchandise, equal to 1% for each point scored by ECU. There is a maximum discount of 30%.  

No other coupons, offers, or discounts are accepted in conjunction with these sales. Prior purchases are excluded. No special orders.

Discount taken on regular prices, in-stock quantities limited. IN-STORE only at Wright Building and Brody Building locations only. 


Shop Online for Pirate Apparel and Gifts

Shop our online store for a tremendous variety of officially licensed Pirate apparel and gifts! Many items carried online are not found in our Wright Building location or Medical Bookstore. See Web site for details. 

Upcoming Class Ring Events at Dowdy

Jostens is the Official Class Ring vendor for East Carolina.
Shop for your ring in the lobby of Dowdy on the following dates:

·        Oct 6-7 Grad Expo (10am-6pm both days)


·        Oct 22-24 (10am-3pm on 22nd; 12-5pm on 23rd; and 10am-3pm on 24th)
·        Nov 20-22 (10am-3pm on 20th and 21st and 11am-3pm on 22nd)
·        Dec 18-20 (10am-3pm on 18th; 12-5pm on 19th; and 9am-2pm on 20th)

You can also visit the Jostens site online anytime!

Dowdy Student Stores, the only bookstore owned and operated by East Carolina University

Standard Contest and Sale Information:  

Contests and Drawings are held at Dowdy Student Stores periodically. Dowdy employees are not eligible. An ECU 1 Card must be shown for winners to receive prize; however certain exclusions may apply in cases such as alumni or visitors to campus when written on entry forms or promotional materials. No prize substitutions permitted. Winners must be 18 years of age or older. Winners must sign ECU prize report, accepting regulation that prize value may impact Financial Aid. No purchase necessary to enter or win contests. Other rules may be established for specific contests or promotions.

Sales and Discounts:  Advertised and unadvertised sales of discounts, to include buy/get, percentage off of price of merchandise, etc. is based on regular retail price, unless specified.  No other discounts or coupons can be applied to a sale price. Sales are in-store only, to include Wright Building store, and when specified, Brody Building store. Online and athletic venues are excluded, unless specifically designated. Only officially-licensed East Carolina University trademarked or registered imprinted apparel and gifts are included. "Gifts" include East Carolina University logo, trademarked, copyrighted, or slogan imprinted merchandise with exclusions. Prior purchases, special orders, and purchases of gift cards are excluded from discounts. Sales are limited to current stock and no rain checks will be issued.  Quantities of merchandise purchased may be limited by management. Computer hardware, software, technology-related merchandise, Apple® products, computer supplies and accessories, textbooks, rentals, CoursePacks, clickers, trade books, periodicals, school supplies, sundries, food, art department supplies, kits and metals, as well as any other non-logo imprinted merchandise are excluded from discounts.  These, as well as any other specified by management, will apply as exclusions from all ECU Dowdy Student Stores sales, promotions, and coupons. Typographical errors may occur due to human error.  These errors will be clarified as soon as possible.

FanFare Game Day Drawing: Promotion is held on home football game days only.  For the 2014 game schedule, contest will be held inside Dowdy Student Stores' Wright Building location on Aug 30, Sept. 20, Oct, 4, and Nov. 22. Promotion will be held at both the Wright Building and Brody Building store locations on Thursday games, Oct. 23, and Dec. 4. No purchase necessary to enter. One entry per person, per game. You do not need to be present to win.  Winner will be drawn and notified within 3 business days following game day. Winner has 10 days to notify store of acceptance of prize or it will be forfeited.  Prize must be picked up by winner at Dowdy Student Stores, Greenville, NC.  No substitutions or transfer of prize. ECU Dowdy Student Stores employees (permanent or temporary) are not eligible. Management decisions are final.

Away Game Points Sales:  Promotion is held for 2 business days following AWAY football games, and only when East Carolina WINS the game. A percentage discount is given on regular price apparel and gift merchandise, equal to 1% for each point scored by ECU. There is a maximum discount of 30%.   For example, if ECU beat NC State 28-3, Dowdy would have a sale featuring 28% OFF reg apparel and gifts.  If, for example, the Pirates trampled the Tarheels 54-6 -- as proud as we would be -- we would have to cap our discount at 30% for the sale.  No other coupons, offers, or discounts are accepted in conjunction with these sales. Prior purchases are excluded. No special orders. See "Sales and Discounts" above for other disclosures.