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Class Rings, Diploma Frames, Announcements & More!

Grad Expo is Feb. 20-22

May 2018 grads won't want to miss this one-stop shopping event at Dowdy Student Stores! This is the first opportunity to pick up your cap and gown. You can also order announcements, custom stole, diploma frame, ECU ring, and more. Plus, there are door prizes and giveaways. Visit with vendors for a chance to win a $100 Dowdy gift card!  And, all ECU Alumni apparel will be on sale at 20% off reg. prices.  

DE students, and those who cannot make it to the Grad Expo may pick up their regalia any time after the expo, or have it shipped for a small fee. Click here for details.

The ECU Official Ring

ECU Official Ring by Jostens

Jostens is the official Class Ring Vendor for ECU

Show your pride through an official East Carolina University ring, available only at the Dowdy Student Stores. New this fall is the Official Ring Collection! Signet, traditional, and dinner rings, all with a new design exclusive to ECU, set the beginning of a new tradition.

Along with the ECU official ring collection is a presentation ceremony. The next ceremony will be held Sunday, April 22, 2018. Family and friends of those receiving their rings will be invited to this formal ceremony. Rings to be presented at the ceremony must be ordered by March 9, 2018.

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 20-22: Grad Expo, inside Dowdy Student Stores, 2/20-2/21, 10am-7pm; 2/22, 10am-4pm
  • February 23:  Dowdy Student Store Lobby 2/23, 10am-3pm
  • March - TBA (cutoff for presentation at ring ceremony will be March 9, 2018)



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 in the Wright Building 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" x 14". 

Online ordering available from University Frames. 

SAVE 20% in-store and online, 2/20/18 - 2/25/18. Online use coupon code ECUGF20


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.



Dowdy is an outlet for the Uploma, the only desktop Diploma, which boldly recognizes your triumph and enthusiasm for the East Carolina University experience. Made in the U.S.A., each Uploma™ is custom manufactured with your name, degree, graduation year, and other notable achievements, clubs or affiliations. All this is laser engraved into a high grade, polished nickel aluminum alloy body. The Uploma™ embodies quality, distinction, and excellence, all qualities of an East Carolina University Alumni! Click here for ordering information. 


Graduation Announcements

Dowdy Student Stores offers a complete line of pre-printed quality graduation cards, coordinating envelopes, and inserts for you to hand write your name and degree. Custom printed graduation announcements are available through Jostens Online or visit the direct link to East Carolina University Graduation Products from Jostens.

For additional questions contact Dowdy Student Stores Customer Service at 252.328.6731, or call toll-free, 1-877-499-TEXT.


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 Wright Building.  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. Vendor will be at the Grad Expo, February 20-22 with samples and taking orders. Orders for custom embroidery must be received by March 2nd in order to receive in time for pre-graduation photos!  Please use the order form available for download or at Dowdy Student Stores in Wright.  Standard, non-customized gold and white stoles featuring the University seal are available for purchase.

Please order by March 2, 2018 in order to assure delivery in time to take graduation photos!

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.