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Professional Clothing Closet

What is the Professional Clothing Closet (PCC)?

The Professional Clothing Closet is a free suit rental service for UC Merced students (undergraduate and graduate). Our professional closet has items including suits, jackets, pants, and skirts. Students can borrow attire for interviews or other occasions where professional clothing is required. Students may borrow the clothing for up to five business days. To ensure smooth operation of all Basic Needs Services, the Professional Clothing Closet will operate by appointment only.
Students wishing to rent apparel should bring a valid CatCard with them. For any inquiries, extended rental requests, or appointment support, please email us at


  • Services are by appointment only and available to all enrolled Undergraduate and Graduate students. Please be sure to reserve a pick-up time at least 3 days in advance.
  • Hours of Operation - Fall 2023 (August 28 - December 4):
    • Mondays: 10 AM - 4 PM
    • Wednesdays: 9:30 AM - 4 PM 
    • Fridays: 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    • Closed Tuesdays and Thursdays 
  • Location: Basic Needs Center (TC 106)
  • Garment Cleaning Policy: Every garment is dry-cleaned after use and then returned to inventory for other students to rent.
  • Rental Policy: Suits can be reserved for up to 5 business days. 
  • Returns: Suits can be returned during Basic Needs Center normal business hours: Monday-Thursday 10am-4pm
Suits were provided at cost by the JCPenney store at the Merced Mall. Generous financial support provided by: The UC Merced Alumni AssociationUniversity Friends CircleLevi Strauss & Co.Enterprise Rent-A-Car and many individual donations.


Donations of used clothing are not currently being accepted.
Please visit to make a financial contribution to the Professional Clothing Closet!
Thank you for your generous donations! 

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Last Updated: Sep. 8, 2023