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What is the Career Closet?

The Career Closet is a donation-based resource located in the Center for Career Development that provides students with professional attire for upcoming interviews and professional events. We accept new professional clothing from Morgan Alumni, faculty, staff, and community members. The Career Closet is set up as a stylish boutique and is completely operated by students and volunteers.

How Do Students Qualify?

Students who utilize the career closet are not required to pay for the clothing nor do they need to return them after their event. The clothes become theirs. They will be able to use these clothes for future interviews and professional functions going forward. To qualify, students simply need to have an active Handshake account and a scheduled interview/event that they will attend.

How Can You Help?

With a campus of over 8,000 students, we are very limited in the number of students that we are able to help. It is our goal to provide assistance to as many students as possible and to offer a nice selection to choose from. To do that, we need to maintain size variety and style, as every student is not the same. We provide services to students to improve career outcomes but we would not be able to accomplish our goals without your clothing donation. Consider making a donation.

What Should You Consider When Donating?
  • All clothing must be new with tags
  • No stains, tears, rips, missing buttons, or broken zippers
  • We are seeking suits appropriate for interview attire
  • Suits should be modern style and purchased within the last three years

Please note: We are very appreciative of all donations; however, we do not have a storage or sorting facility.  So it is imperative that the items you donate are able to immediately be displayed/hung in the Career Closet.  Unfortunately, we do not have a budget for tailoring or alterations.

What Donations Are Appropriate?
  • Men's Business Suits (solid, neutral colors-black, grey, navy)
  • Women's Business Pants & Skirt Suits (solid, neutral colors-black, grey, navy)
  • White Button-up Business Professional Shirts
  • Blazers
  • Blouses (solid colors, no floral prints)
  • Shoes (no open-toed shoes or sandals, heels less than 3" high)
  • Accessories (Handbags, Professional Ties, Belts, Cufflinks)

    Monetary Donations Are Also Accepted

    You may make a financial gift to the Career Closet by clicking HERE.  Please be sure to select "other" from the drop-down options and specify "Career Development, Career Closet" to properly designate your funds.

    When and Where are Donations Accepted?

    Due to space constraints, clothing donations will be announced based on need.  

    Donation Drop off/mailing address (if you prefer to mail your items):

    You may drop off your gently used and cleaned professional/interview attire at the Center for Career Development, Tyler Hall Suite 307, Monday through Friday, 9:00 am to 4:30 pm. If you need assistance unloading, we're happy to lend a hand and provide a donation receipt.

    Morgan State University
    Center for Career Development
    Tyler Hall Suite 307
    1700 E. Cold Spring Lane
    Baltimore, Maryland 21251

    443-885-3110