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New Official Rings to be Unveiled Sept 16

ECU Custom Ring Styles

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 unveiling of the Official Ring Collection! Signet, curriculum, and dinner rings, all with a new design exclusive to ECU, set the beginning of a new tradition.

Along with the new official ring collection is a presentation ceremony. The ceremony this fall will be December 3, 2017. More information on the ceremony will follow. Rings to be presented should be ordered by October 21, 2017. Rings will be unveiled September 16th at the ECU vs VA Tech football game.

Jostens will be on campus every month throughout the semester. Stop by the Dowdy Student Store's Customer Service Area to pick up product brochures from Jostens or visit online. [new collection coming September 16.]


  • September 16, 2017, Ring Collection Unveiling, Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium
  • October 3-4, Grad Expo, Dowdy Student Stores, Wright Building, 10 am - 7 pm
  • October 19-21, 2016, Dowdy Student Stores, Wright Building, Hours TBA

Other September & October dates to be announced shortly.

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". 

Look for University Frames, participating in the Grad Expo at Dowdy Student Stores, October 3-4, 2017.

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 can be ordered at the GRAD EXPO, October 3-4, 2017.  Standard, non-customized gold and white stoles featuring the University seal are available for purchase.

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.