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Campus Closet

From the community, for students

We want our students to succeed, and we also want to make sure that stressing about that interview suit is not a concern getting in the way of student success. Find quality used professional attire free to students at the Campus Closet.

Blugolds are busy people, finding creative and adventurous ways to pursue their degrees every day. We want them focused on academics, on their personal and professional growth, and not on the financial stress of finding professional clothing to wear  for interviews, internships or even a first day of a new job. 

For that reason, we've established a special student support program called the Campus Closet, where students can find gently worn business attire generously donated by the campus and surrounding community members, all free of charge. This is a win-win for all. Area professionals get to know that their past investments in professional clothing is being paid forward to the next generation, and Blugolds are able to channel their financial resources into the business of being a student and new graduate. They will have a lifetime ahead to build their own work wardrobe — this is just a nice jump start. 

What is offered?

  • Men's and women's suits
  • Slacks
  • Skirts
  • Men's dress shirts
  • Women's blouses
  • Shoes
  • Belts
  • Ties
Campus Closet shoes

 

 

How does it work?

  • Campus Closet is located in lower level Brewer Hall, Rm 49
  • Hours of operation are T, W, TH from 2-5 p.m.
  • Any student with ID can stop in, try on, and select up to 5 items.
  • Students may makes use of the Campus Closet three times per semester.
  • Items may be returned if desired, but are for students to keep.

Donations

Campus and community members can deliver donations to the closet during the above listed hours. Additional drop-off sites are forthcoming, one off-campus. If you need a separate time to deliver or further assistance, contact Demetrius Smith at smithdem@uwec.edu.

We're here to let students know that it's okay that they can't afford a $300 suit — all this is here purely for them. It warms my heart, as someone who has made use of this type of resource myself, knowing that our students feel comfortable and safe coming in here.

Mackenzie Langham, Campus Closet intern
Clothing racks in the Campus Closet

A community investment

Along with a recent move and more spacious location, the Campus Closet program at UW-Eau Claire will be benefactor of a 2019 Leadership Eau Claire community outreach program, the work of a cohort looking to help bolster the growing resource center.

Keep the talent flowing
campus harvest food pantry

Open for the summer: Campus Harvest, Campus Closet

UW-Eau Claire's Campus Harvest Food Pantry and Campus Closet, which provide essential support for students in need of supplemental food assistance and professional attire for interviews and career fairs, are open this summer in a new location.

New location, same useful resource

Campus Closet manager of operations

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