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Father's Day is June 18! Great gifts and FREE gift wrap for your purchase!

"Evicted" by Matthew Desmond is the 2017 Pirate Read Selection. All first-year students are asked to read the book before arriving on campus in August. The book will be required reading for a variety of classes and campus activities.

The book is available at Dowdy Student Stores for $11.95.

Get a head start, buy it now!

Evicted is the 2017 Pirate Read selection.


Looking for a High School Graduation Gift for the Future Pirate?
Shop Dowdy Student Stores for official Pirate gear, book bags, technology!
Don't know what to get? A Dowdy Gift card fits all sizes & budgets!
Need shipping? Give us a call, (252) 328-673

ALS support Tees at Dowdy

Hit up ECU Dowdy in Wright Bldg or Pirate Baseball Concessions for your #RoadToOmaha tee! Portion of t-shirt sales could help Strike Out ALS & support local families!

With this special Strike Out ALS benefit program, a portion of the sale of each of these shirts will go to the local chapter of the ALS Association. We honor former Pirate Baseball Coach Keith LeClair with this tradition, and you can too!

Colors: purple or gray

Sizes: Small - 4X

Short Sleeve 16.95

Long Sleeve  22.95

Questions? Call us at -877-499-TEXT or (252) 328-6731

Shop Online for ECU Apparel and Merchandise

Looking for 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 during special On Campus visits. Click here for a list of dates and more information.

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.

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.

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.

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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.