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Office of Leadership, Service and Career

UC Merced Professional Clothing Closet

What is the Professional Clothing Closet (PCC)?

The Professional Clothing Closet is a free suit rental service for UC Merced students. 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, or for longer periods of time if needed.

Students wishing to rent apparel should bring a valid CatCard with them.


  • Garment Cleaning Policy: Every garment is dry-cleaned after use and then returned to inventory for other students to rent.
  • Hours of Operation: Due to the current situation with the coronavirus, the Professional Clothing Closet is CLOSED until further notice. Please email Trish at with any questions.

  • Location: The Professional clothing closet is located in KL 338, across from the Commuter Study Lounge.
  • Returning Items: Please return all rental wardrobe to KL 316 (Quiet Study Space). You can return your suit any time during the hours of operation.

The Clothing Closet is operated by the Office of Leadership, Service and Career. Suits were provided at cost by the JCPenney store at the Merced Mall. Generous financial support provided by: The UC Merced Alumni AssociationUniversity Friends Circle, Enterprise Rent-A-Car and many individual donations.


Donations of used clothing are not currently being accepted. Please contact the Office of Leadership, Service and Career if you would like to make a financial contribution to the Professional Clothing Closet or visit