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Graduation Info for Graduate Students, Medical/PhD Students

Dowdy Students Stores in the Wright Building is East Carolina University's official source for graduation regalia, merchandise, and apparel. The Health Sciences Bookstore at Brody School of Medicine will assist Medical and School of Dental Medicine students with regalia rentals and commencement accessories.

A Graduation Expo is held each semester for upcoming graduates. This is the first opportunity for seniors and graduate students to pick up their cap and gown. After the Grad Expo, masters students can pick up their regalia at the bookstore any time. Medical and Dental students can place orders for rental regalia at the Health Sciences Bookstore, or the Expo at the Health Sciences Campus. Pay close attention to the deadline for ordering rental regalia as there is a late fee after this date. Graduates should plan to attend if at all possible. Expos are held in October for December graduates, and February for May graduates.

Jostens and University Frames are vendors that participate in the Graduation Expos, selling custom printed announcements, class rings, and diploma frames.

You may also visit Jostens or University Frames to view their merchandise.

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Graduation Regalia

Master's Degree Students

Master's degree students wear a black gown and purchase a hood. There is a different tassel color for each major. Dowdy Student Stores will assist you in selecting the correct colors for your regalia. Cap and gown pickup begins at the Grad Expo, Oct. 3-4, 2017, at Dowdy Student Stores in Wright.

Distance education students may have their regalia shipped for an additional fee. (see below)

Download Regalia Order Form (Word .doc)
Download Regalia Order Form (PDF)

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Medical, Dental and PhD Students

Medical, dental and all doctoral candidates should download the regalia form, to rent and pick up their cap & gown at the Health Sciences Bookstore in Brody 1S-04. Main campus PhD students may submit this form at Dowdy's main campus store if convenient. Rental regalia form due date will be announced. A late fee of $25 will be charged after this date.

Download Regalia Order Form (Word .doc)
Download Regalia Order Form (PDF)


Distance Education Students and Students Unable to Visit the Store:

For those students who are unable to visit the Dowdy Student Stores during the Graduation Expos to get their graduation regalia, we will gladly ship this to you for a minimum shipping and handling charge of $8.00. Please also add 7% sales tax if being shipped within North Carolina.

  1. Simply download and print the appropriate commencement apparel form above. (Undergraduate/Graduate/PhD)
  2. Complete the form including your signature and date, phone number and ship to address (no PO Boxes).
  3. Submit the completed form to us via fax at (252) 328-4359, mail, or scan and e-mail it to studentstores@ecu.edu. Our mailing address is ECU Dowdy Student Stores, Wright Bldg. - Mail Stop 210, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC 27858. Submit form on or after the grad expo for that semester.

Once we have received a completed commencement apparel form, we will contact you for payment information.

There is an additional charge for those students that will require a Master's degree hood, honor cord, and additional caps, gowns, and tassels.

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