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Class Rings, Diploma Frames, Announcements & More!

Spring graduates should mark their calendars for the 2019 Spring Grad Expo, February 19-21 in the Main Campus Student Center store. Here, grads can pick up their regalia, shop for class ring, embroidered stole, diploma frame, and visit with vendors and campus departments with information and offers for soon-to-be alumni. 

Cap & Gown Info:  There is no charge for the cap, gown and tassel for undergraduate students. Masters regalia as well as souvenir tassels are available for purchase. See below for more information.  DE students, and those who cannot make it to Dowdy prior to Commencement, may may have their regalia shipped for a small fee. Click here for details.

ECU Official Ring by Jostens


Jostens is the official Class Ring Vendor for ECU. The Official ECU ring is sold through Dowdy Student Stores.

Show your pride through the official East Carolina University ring, available only on campus at the Dowdy Student Stores in the main campus student center. The Official Ring Collection includes a signet, traditional, and dinner ring, all with a design exclusive to ECU. This collection portrays the ring tradition. When you wear your official ECU ring, you're recognized as part of the Pirate Nation.

Along with the ECU official ring collection is an annual presentation ceremony. The next ceremony will be held in December 2019. Family and friends of those receiving their rings will be invited to this formal ceremony. Rings purchased in the spring 2019 semester will be shipped to the customer, with the understanding that they may participate in the December 2019 ring ceremony if they wish.

More information about the Official ECU Ring and the ceremony is on the Alumni Association web page. A Frequently Asked Questions page may answer any questions you have about the ceremony.  In order to participate, rings must be paid in full by the designated deadline.

Jostens will be on campus every month throughout the semester. You can also visit the Dowdy Student Store's Customer Service Area to see the rings, and pick up product brochures from Jostens. You can also shop online.


  • February 19 - 21, 2019, 10am - 7pm Tues & Wed, 10am - 4pm Thurs., Dowdy Student Store Lower Level, Main Campus Student Center
  • March 19 - 21, 2019, 10am - 3pm, Dowdy Student Stores, Main Campus Student Center
  • May 2 - 4, 2019, 10am - 3pm, Thurs, TBD Fri & Sat, Dowdy Student Stores, Main Campus Student Center

ECU Diploma Frames

Link to University Frames Online Shopping Dowdy stocks a variety of diploma frames in numerous styles and finishes in the store. Frames are available on the lower level of Dowdy Student Stores in the Main Campus Student Center store as well as the Health Sciences Bookstore. Online ordering of custom frames is also available through our vendor, University Frames. Please note that ECU diplomas are 11" tall x 14" wide. 

Online ordering is available from University Frames.
University Frames Spring Sale

Nursing Pins

The nursing pin although not required, is a nice accessory to wear during the pinning ceremony for nurses, or throughout your career.  Pins are ordered through Herff Jones.  Please see their web site for details.

The embroidered stole is a nice addition to your gown

Embroidered Stole

The East Carolina Stole is an optional accessory for graduation regalia which as become very popular in recent years. It is worn at commencement and other occasions where regalia are appropriate. As a tradition, the stole can either be kept, or given to someone else as an expression of gratitude or support throughout the college years.

Stoles are available at Dowdy in the Main Campus Student Center.  If unable to shop in person, feel free to call the store to order, (252) 328-6731 or toll free 1-877-499-8398.

CUSTOM EMBROIDERED STOLES are available for commencement. Please order early to receive in time for pre-graduation photos.  Please use the order form available for download or at Dowdy Student Stores. Standard, non-customized gold and white stoles featuring the University seal are available for purchase any time.

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.