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Dress for Success

We know that a great suit can be a professional game-changer. Be confident in your look and find a suit to wear at the Professional Attire Closet.

  • Suits are cleaned by Balfurd Dry Cleaners so you'll be ready to go when you walk out the door.
  • Bring your student ID to access the closet.
  • Limit of one outfit per student.
    • The Professional Attire Closet exists to serve students and recent alumni in financial need and limited geographically with professional event needs like career fairs, interviews, and networking events. Please note that other needs cannot be accommodated.

the Professional Attire Closet

Access the Closet

The Professional Attire Closet is a partnership with the University Park Undergraduate Association (UPUA). Students can visit the closet during drop-in hours, Monday through Thursday from 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., or make an appointment during regular business hours (8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.).

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Community Resources

Need other options to help find an affordable suit? Check out non-University affiliated options in the greater State College area for more selection year-round. 

Clothing Transit at Penn State

The Clothing Transit is an opportunity for members of the queer and trans community to exchange clothing and accessories, including shoes, bags, hats, and jewelry – all free of cost. The intention of the Clothing Transit is to provide trans and gender non-conforming students with the freedom to comfortably find clothing that reflects their gender expression and identity without the discomfort of shopping in a traditional clothing store.

St. Vincent DePaul Thrift Store

1300 Benner Pike
State College, PA 16801

  • Weekdays:
    10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

  • Saturday:
    10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Goodwill Thrift Store of State College

387 Benner Pike
State College, PA 16801

  • Weekdays:
    10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

  • Saturday:
    10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

  • Sunday:
    12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

State College Women's Club Thrift Shop

902 South Allen Street
State College, PA 16801

  • Thursdays:
    9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Balfurd Cleaners

For dry cleaning, tailoring, and laundry assistance.

215 South Atherton Street
State College, PA 16801

  • Weekdays:
    7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

  • Saturday:
    9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

1223 North Atherton Street
State College, PA 16801

  • Weekdays:
    7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

  • Saturday:
    9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Share in the Success

Have a professional outfit you can donate? The Professional Attire Closet is always accepting donations for Penn State students in need. Drop-off your materials during normal business hours at the following locations:

  • The Bank of America Career Services Center
  • Hintz Family Alumni Center
  • Business Building lobby
    Penn State Career Services
    ATTN: Professional Attire Closet
    105 Career Services Center
    University Park, PA 16802

Support the closet in other ways!

Financial donations to the Professional Attire Closet are greatly appreciated! Cash cannot be accepted, but checks are welcome.    

    The Pennsylvania State University
    Professional Attire Closet (memo line) 
    Vickie Clauer
    Penn State Professional Attire Closet
    105 Career Services Center
    University Park, PA 16802

Have questions about getting involved? 

Our team can be reached at or 814-865-4630.