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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, curriculum, 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 in Spring 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


  • January 31 & February 1 (Wright Building / Dowdy Lobby)
  • February 20-23 (Grad Expo, inside Dowdy Student Stores, 2/20-2/22; lobby 2/23)
  • March - TBA (cutoff for ring ceremony will be early March)



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. 

DECEMBER GRAD SPECIAL:  20% OFF diploma frames online through 1/1/18
with coupon code ECU20! 

University Frames Dec 17 sale

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.  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.

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.