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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 offers suits, blazers, pants, skirts, and ties. 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 the smooth operation of all Basic Needs Services, the Professional Clothing Closet operates by appointment only.
Students wishing to reserve apparel should bring a valid CatCard with them. For any inquiries, extended rental requests, or appointment support, please email us at


  • Hours of Operation - CLOSED SUMMER 2024
    • Fall 2024 TBD
    • Services are by appointment only and available to all enrolled Undergraduate and Graduate students.
    • Book an appointment below! 
  • 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 reserve.
  • 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 10 AM - 5 PM, Tuesday-Thursday 9 AM - 5 PM, and Friday 9 AM - 4 PM. 
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.


Clothing donations: Accepted during our semesterly Donate-to-Donate professional clothing drive. Donate-to-Donate drive dates: Fall 2024 TBD during Basic Needs Center operation hours.
  • Accepted donation items:
    • Professional Blouses/Shirts
    • Trousers/Slacks
    • Skirts/Dresses
    • Belts
    • Ties
  • Donation items NOT accepted:
    • Shoes
    • Socks
    • Casual clothes
    • Stained, ripped, or damaged clothes
Monetary donations: Please visit to make a financial contribution to the Professional Clothing Closet!
Thank you for your generous donations!
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Last Updated: May. 1, 2024