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Dowdy Student Stores has some great gifts ON SALE for the graduate on your shopping list!

During our Graduation Sale, which starts December 17, all in-stock diploma frames are 25% OFF! Every hard-earned ECU diploma deserves a beautiful frame, and with our sale prices this is the best time to buy! All in-store frames will remain on sale through December 23.

If a custom frame is what you're after, shop online where our vendor University Frames is offering a 25% OFF discount with coupon code "ECUGF25" through January 4.

Your newly-minted alum will be happy with just about anything on our shelves, and during our Graduation Sale you'll love the prices! We're offering:

25% OFF all alumni merchandise

20% OFF all apparel and gifts

30% OFF all long-sleeve t-shirts and Spirit Jerseys

In addition, we still have plenty of these items left from our Holiday Sale:

75% OFF select group of flip flops

50% OFF select group of vintage logo hats

50% OFF special winter jacket for men and women from Champion (reg. price $64.95-$69.95)

50% OFF select group of Jerzees® hooded sweatshirts (reg. price $38.95)

50% OFF select group of Perfect Promotions glassware

50% OFF vintage logo autograph basketballs

50% OFF special group of Cullen Photography framed prints

40% OFF select group of Pirate gnomes, Santa's and piggy banks

40% OFF vintage logo license plates, flags and car flags

Select group of long-sleeve t-shirts only $10

Select group of short-sleeve t-shirts only $5

If your Pirate fan's wish list includes something not already discounted, don't worry! Dowdy customers will get a Holiday Shopping scratch-off coupon worth 25 to 30% off ANY regular price apparel or gift item! One scratch-off card per person given at register. Discount taken from regular price. Not to be used in conjunction with any other discount. However, if item is already on sale, the higher discount will be given.

The sale runs Wednesday, December 17, through Tuesday, December 23. Shop early while the selection is best!

No other discounts apply. Special orders are excluded from the sale.

Please note that Dowdy Student Store is operating under special store hours this week:


Wednesday, December 17 – 7:30 am to 6 pm

Thursday, December 18 -  7:30 am to 5 pm

Friday, December 19 – 7:30 am to 5 pm

Saturday, December 20 - 9 am to 3 pm

Sunday, December 21 – closed

Monday, December 22 – 7:30 am – 5 pm

Tuesday, December 23 - 7:30 am – 5 pm


The store will be closed from Wednesday, December 24, through Sunday, January 4, and will reopen on Monday, January 5 at 7:30 am.


Happy Holidays!

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. 


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


·        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.

Dowdy Student Stores... the only bookstores owned and operated by East Carolina University