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ACES FOR AUTISM, Autisim awareness t-shirts are in stock at ECU Dowdy Student Stores. They are featured at 20% OFF reg. price of $16.95 through Saturday, February 16th in Dowdy's Main Campus Student Center store, and at the men's basketball game on Sunday, February 17th!  Adult sizes S-3XL. 

Autism Awareness Tees 2019 promo

STRIKE OUT ALS t-shirts are available in long- and short-sleeve at Dowdy's main campus store, the Health Sciences Bookstore in Brody, and at baseball concessions in Clark-LeClair Stadium.  A portion of the sales of these shirts will benefit the North Carolina ALS Association to support ALS patients and their families in Eastern North Carolina.

ALS Tees 2019

Shirts are available in-store or you may call for shipping, (252) 328-6731.


Grad Expo

Dowdy Student Stores is holding a Grad Expo for May 2019 grads! On February 19 and 20 from 10 am until 7 pm, and on February 21 from 10 am until 4 pm, graduating seniors can pick up their caps and gowns and take care of other details for graduation like ordering custom invitations and announcements and designing a custom stole. 
Diploma frames will be on sale for 20% off, both in the store and online at University Frames using code ECUGF20 (Feb. 19-24).
Seniors can see the official ECU ring collection at the Jostens table, where representatives will be answering questions, sizing fingers, and taking orders.
Representatives from the Alumni Association, Pirate Club, Career Services, ECU Graduate School, and Anchors Away will be on hand with information and special offers.
A diploma frame donated by University Frames and three $100 Dowdy Student Store gift cards will be given away to lucky members of the Class of 2019 in a drawing.
Alumni apparel and gifts will be on sale during the expo at 20% off. In the Tech Deck, graduating seniors can get 15% off the purchase of a USB to USB-C adapter and 25% off the purchase of ECU logo laptop sleeves or backpacks with the purchase of a qualifying Apple product (MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, iPad, or iPad Pro,) making this the perfect time to Trade-In Trade-Up before graduation!
The Senior Sendoff celebration is an added attraction for grads who stop by on February 19 from 11 am until 3 pm. Pick up a coupon for a free commemorative t-shirt at the Expo, then redeem it at the sendoff, which will be held inside the Main Campus Student Center at The Commons.
For more information on the Grad Expo, call 328-6731.


Baseball Ticket Picks Contest

It's an annual tradition!  Students:  Turn in your ticket stub at Dowdy Student Stores' customer service counter in the Main Campus tudent Center for your chance to win a WEEKLY PRIZE. Prizes range from t-shirts to decals. PLUS, at the end of the season we'll draw from ALL ENTRIES for an ECU Pirate Baseball jersey! 

No purchase necessary. Must be ECU student to enter. Prize determination set by management weekly. Must include name and contact phone number on ticket stub when entering. Prize must be picked up in store, no shipping.


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) 328-6731

ADD MONEY to your student's ECU 1 Card for shopping in Dowdy Student Stores!

You can defer Financial Aid funds to a Bookstore Account on the ECU 1 Card by request through the Cashier's Office.  You can also add funds any time to a student's BOUNTY BUCKS account.  Bounty Bucks is a declining balance account on the 1 Card that can be used in numerous places on campus, including Dowdy Student Stores!  For more information, see the ECU 1 Card web page.



Shop our online store for a tremendous variety of officially licensed Pirate apparel and gifts! Many items carried online are not found in our campus locations. See Web site for details.

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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 Main Campus Student Center 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. Sales are in-store only. Online purchases are excluded.

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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.