Many Cal Poly students lack the resources they need to be successful. To support our students, Career Services maintains a Clothing Closet to provide students with free, high-quality work clothes to create a memorable first impression at career fairs and interviews.

For Students: Accessing the Closet

Are you worried about being able to afford new interview clothes? Feel like you have to choose between making a great first impression and covering your other expenses? To support you in dressing for success, Career Services has collected new and gently-used professional clothing and shoes from the campus and community. Clothing is free, available to all students, and does not need to be returned. Chest binders are also available to borrow from the closet.

To access the Clothing Closet during the academic year:

  • Schedule an appointment through your MustangJOBS account (accessed through your Portal) or call 805-756-2501
  • Or drop-in: Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., Building 124


For the Community: Year-round Clothing Donation

Want to run a clothing drive for the Professional Clothing Closet? Use our easy How-to guide to start!

Drop off your contemporary style, clean professional clothing for our Professional Clothing Closet.

  • Dress shirts
  • Suits, blazers
  • Dress skirts
  • Dress pants
  • Slacks 

Need help deciding what to donate? Please use this guide:

  • Modern style for young professionals. Ask yourself, "Is this attire appropriate for an interview?"
  • Gently used, no stains
  • Smoke-free
  • Dry cleaned/cleaned 

Drop-Off Locations:

  1. Donations can be dropped off at Cal Poly Career Services (Building 124) anytime between 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 pm. Metered and 30-minute staff parking is available nearby.
  2. Mail to:
    Career Services
    Attn: Clothing Closet
    1 Grand Ave., San Luis Obispo, CA 93407


Hear What Students Have to Say!

"Career Services was really helpful and willing to help me with whatever I needed for business casual. I really enjoyed everybody!" Kristen Chan

"It was fun! I'm going to the Career Fair and hopefully, I can get an internship." 
Juan David Gonzalez  

"Career Services' Clothing Closet helped me pick out interview clothes for future jobs. It's a good thing they're offering this kind of clothing for people!"  – Max Wu

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