What is the Professional Clothing Closet (PCC)?
The Professional Clothing Closet is a free suit rental service for UC Merced students (undergraduate and graduate). To ensure smooth operation of all Basic Needs Services, the Professional Clothing Closet will operate by appointment only. 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.
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 PCC@ucmerced.edu.
Appointment Based Services:
Services are by appointment only. Appointments ensure that desired sizes are available. Please be sure to reserve a pick-up time at least 3 days in advance.
Spring 2023 Hours of Operation (January 24, 2022 - May 5, 2023)
Closed during the following days:
- Spring Recess: March 27-30
- César Chávez Holiday: March 31
Available to: All enrolled UC Merced Students - Undergraduate and Graduate Students
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 & Friday 10am-4pm, or Tuesday-Thursday 9am-5pm
Suits were provided at cost by the JCPenney store at the Merced Mall. Generous financial support provided by: The UC Merced Alumni Association, University Friends Circle, Levi Strauss & Co., Enterprise Rent-A-Car and many individual donations.
Donations of used clothing are not currently being accepted.
Please visit giving.ucmerced.edu/clothing-closet to make a financial contribution to the Professional Clothing Closet!
Thank you for your generous donations!
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Last Updated: Mar. 8, 2023