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!
Attend the 2019 September Events
Looking and feeling your best is important, whether you're working on building your professional wardrobe or preparing for upcoming interviews.
Come to the University Career Center's Clothes Closet to take home business professional and business casual clothing for free! Each student is allowed to take 3 items from the Clothes Closet each semester.
Thank you to ProQuest & Yelp for sponsoring the Clothes Closet Events. ProQuest & Yelp will be sponsoring tips and tricks stations with snacks. Each of you will be able to connect with them during the event before checking out the clothes.
Important note: The Clothes Closet event will be drop-in style and we will let 20 students shop the closet at a time. Please note that there could be a 30-minute wait. Due to space capacity, we will be closing the event after the first 200 students arrive.
Starting the end of September or beginning of October you will be able to Schedule a Clothes Closet (30-minute appointment) by logging into Handshake
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
Take Home Clothes
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.
Closet events are a large scale version of our appointment hours. These events are open to all University of Michigan Students and typically take place before the Job & Internships Fairs. Clothes Closet events are a great chance to come the Clothes Closet during a walk-in setting--no appointment necessary! At high traffic times, there may be a 30-minute wait. Come stop by and get prepared for the next career expo or your next interview.
You can host a bin in your office and help us stock our Closet. We will drop off and your organization or department can drop off the bin once you have concluded your clothes drive. Your organization or department can host from 1 to 2 weeks. We appreciate any and all help! Your contributions really make a difference for students -- your donations allow them to dress for success!
If you are interested in hosting a bin, please fill out the form below and our Clothes Closet Coordinator will reach out to you with more information and marketing material. Thank you!
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.