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Cardinal Closet

Coop in a Business Suit

Have an upcoming interview or need to update your work wardrobe? The Cardinal Closet offers free gently used professional clothing and styling advice to all SVSU students.

  • All clothing is free for students
  • Students can take up to three articles of clothing with each visit
  • Students own the clothes they take from the closet. No need to return them!

The Cardinal Closet is located on the second floor of Wickes Hall (W268) near the Brown Concourse and across from the Career Services office.

Hours of Operation
Monday 8am - 7pm Friday 8am - 4:30pm
Tuesday 8am - 7pm Saturday Closed
Wednesday 8am - 7pm Sunday Closed
Thursday 8am - 7pm    


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Dress for Success

Business Clothes for EVERY Cardinal

  • Find a comfortable pair of dress shoes
  • When it comes to jewelry, stick with quality over quantity
  • Keep makeup natural and hair groomed
  • Avoid heavy cologne and perfume
  • No jeans, yoga pants or leggings
  • Align tattoos and piercings to company standards
  • Make sure clothing fits properly
  • When in doubt, stick with dark, neutral colors
  • Bring a pad-folio to write down questions and notes

Support the Cardinal Closet

If you would like to donate gently used clothing or host a donation drive with your organization please email us at, to set up a drop-off time or learn more information about what items we are currently accepting.

The Cardinal Closet also accepts direct monetary donations. Gifts will be used to provide materials for maintaining the Cardinal Closet and obtaining new, difficult-to-stock clothing items for students and gift cards for dry cleaning services.

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