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Shop Pirate apparel and logo gifts at Dowdy Student Stores

Come See Us on "New Admits Day"

Dowdy Open House
Special Hours in our Wright Building Store
Saturday, March 28th
8am - 4pm

Specials throughout the store including 10% OFF all regular price apparel & logo gifts!

In-store only. No other discounts apply.


Pirate Read.. Freshman required reading Enriques Journey

Freshman are asked to read this book, Enrique's Journey, before arriving on campus in August. It will be required reading for a number of classes and activities.


Shop Online for ECU Apparel and Merchandise

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:
  • April 7-8
  • May 7-8

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.





Owned & operated by East Carolina University, our profits are returned to scholarships and campus programs. When you shop with Dowdy Students Stores, you are helping to support ECU students.