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Undergraduate and Graduate Students

Dowdy Students Stores in the Main Campus Student Center is East Carolina University's official source for graduation regalia, merchandise, and apparel.

May 2019 graduates can pick up their regalia during regular the Grad Expo, February 19-21 at Dowdy Student Store in the Main Campus Student Center.  The Graduation Expo is held each semester for upcoming graduates, where students pick up caps & gowns, and order other graduation products. The expo for May 2019 grads will be in the lower level of Dowdy in the new student center.

Jostens and University Frames are ECU vendors selling custom printed announcements, class rings, and diploma frames. You may visit Jostens or University Frames to view their merchandise. Custom embroidered stoles can be ordered at at Dowdy Student Stores. Please order early to ensure delivery in time for pre-graduation photos.

Distance education students should see below for ordering & shipping information if they are unable to pick up their cap & gown in person.

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Fall Graduation

Fall students receiving their Bachelor's or Master's degree can pick up their cap and gown during the fall semester. A Grad Expo is held in October.

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Medical and PhD students, please refer to separate instructions for rental regalia.

Students picking up your cap & gown do not need to complete a form in advance. Please visit our Customer Service counter to receive your cap and gown and answer any questions.

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Distance Education Students and Students Unable to Visit the Store:

For students who are unable to visit the Dowdy Student Store to get their graduation regalia, we will gladly ship this to you for a minimum shipping and handling charge. Please use the following link to order your cap and gown.

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Link to University Frames for online ordering


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.