Career Closet

A free resource for students

Getting ready for that big interview, presentation, or career fair can be quite a process. We also know that dressing professionally can be nerve-wracking and expensive. NDSU undergraduate and graduate students now have a great FREE on-campus resource to help you make your life easier! The Career Closet is home to over 200 business professional or business casual pieces to help you look best whether that be for career fairs, interviews, presentations, or other events. The Career Closet is open Monday – Friday from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm. Students can take and keep FOUR free items per year.

Frequently Asked Questions:

No appointment needed – just drop by the Career and Advising Center at Ceres Hall 306 and one of our Career Mentors will assist you. The closet is available Monday through Friday, between 9:00am and 4:00pm. You will need your NDSU Student ID number to check in for the closet.

Students can take and keep up to FOUR free clothing items per academic year.

No! As long as you are a currently enrolled NDSU student, your four yearly items are free of charge and do not need to be returned.

The Career Closet is available to all current NDSU students.

We do our best to maintain a wide variety of sizes and styles but due to the nature of donations, we cannot guarantee availability of all sizes and styles. We do receive regular donations though, and would encourage you to stop by the closet another time if we are missing items on your first visit. If you are in need of a specific item, please contact our office at or 701-231-7111.

Yes! We accept new or gently used business professional clothing items at our office in Ceres Hall 306. Donations can be dropped off Monday through Friday between 9:00am and 4:00pm. Types of items we accept includes:

  • Dress pants, trousers, slacks, and khakis
  • Sport coats and blazers
  • Button-down shirts and blouses
  • Work-appropriate skirts and dresses
  • Ties
  • Belts
  • Dress shoes

If you have any questions, please contact our office at or 701-231-7111.