What It Is
A program established that allows U-M students to obtain business casual and business professional attire from a wide selection of clothing donated by U-M faculty, staff, and alumni as well as other professionals from the community. Students also receive tips on how to dress to impress and build their professional brand!
Looking and feeling your best is important, whether you're working on building your professional wardrobe or preparing for upcoming interviews.
Schedule a Virtual Clothes Closet (30-minute appointment) by logging into Handshake or if you have questions please call the office. You can pick up the selected clothing items after your appointment. Please wear a mask.
Attend a University Career Center's Clothes Closet event. Looking and feeling your best is important, whether you're working on building your professional wardrobe or preparing for upcoming interviews. We have appointments to browse the Clothes Closet that you can reserve through your Handshake account.
Students can select from a wide range of items such as:
- Full suits (jacket and pants and/or skirt)
- Contemporary suit jackets or blazers
- Shirts/blouses appropriate to wear under a suit coat/blazer
- Dress slacks and pants
- Closed-toe dress shoes
All items are free for students. Please note due the COVID-19 we will have a limited number of items.
Depending upon inventory students can select 3 items per semester
Do you plan on interviewing for an internship or full-time position? Plan on attending a networking event?
Select business professional and business casual clothing at no cost to you (Free Clothes!). Items provided include full suits, dress shirts, skirts, blouses, ties, shoes, and more.
"It’s not about the fancy clothes or the popular name brand, it’s about feeling good about yourself and choosing clothing that reflects who you are." -Nicole Kuehn, Early Careers Talent Acquisition, BP
Closet events are a large scale version of our appointment hours and this year will be pausing Clothes Closet event due to COVID-19. Save the date - JCPenney Virtual Suit Up Week - online shopping with sales available for students to help prepare for virtual career fairs. This will be happening September 28 – October 1st. More details to come and will be added in Handshake.
** Thank you for your willingness to contribute to the UCC Clothes Closet. Unfortunately, we are not accepting clothes donations at this time due to COVID, however, we ask that you complete this short form linked below so that we can follow up with you once we are collecting clothing.
If you have interest or questions please email email@example.com
Monetary donations are also welcomed. Funds from monetary donations are used to fill any existing gaps in the Closet inventory to ensure students have the best experience in developing their professional wardrobes.