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Cougar Career Closet

Dear CSUSM alumni, parents, faculty, staff, and friends of the Cougar Career Closet,

Thank you so much for your generous donations to our Career Closet! We are temporarily unable to accept any clothing donations. However, we are gratefully accepting monetary donations to the closet, which will help CSUSM students have the professional attire they need when they return to campus.

Your gift will be used to fill any existing gaps in the closet inventory to ensure that all students have the chance to build their professional wardrobe.

To donate funds, please visit the CSUSM Giving Page and in the "Select a donation designation" field, please select “Other,” then in the "Enter your own designation and special instructions" field, enter “Cougar Career Closet.”

Are you interested in helping students during this time of need? Please visit the CSUSM Student Relief Fund for more information, or contact Sean Briner in the Office of Annual Giving at sbriner@csusm.edu.

Thank you for giving CSUSM students the essentials they need to be interview and career ready!

Make Your Gift to the Cougar Career Closet

About the Cougar Career Closet

Founded in 2017 by the Latino Business Student Association, the Cougar Career Closet is stocked with gently used professional clothing FREE for all CSUSM students in need of proper attire for career-related events.  While the LBSA is still involved with marketing and acquiring donations, CSUSM’s Career Center now runs the daily operations. 

Your donations make a big difference! The Closet accepts clothing in clean, good condition, and recent style items to stock our closet. We hope that you will consider donating your gently used professional attire and share this information with others who may also have some items to spare. By working together we can help all of our students succeed on their career journey!

Your contributions can be tax deductible (please request a tax letter at drop off) and greatly appreciated by CSUSM.

 The following items are typically needed:

New or gently used business professional clothing for men and women, all sizes:

  • Two-piece suits
  • Jackets and Blazers
  • Blouses and dress shirts
  • Dress pants
  • Ties
  • Skirts and Dresses
  • Clothes should be cleaned prior to donation
  • Clothes should be good to excellent quality and purchased within the last five years/current with fashion

 Drop off donations:

NOTE: DUE TO COVID-19, THE COUGAR CAREER CLOSET IS TEMPORARILY CLOSED. THE CLOSET WILL REOPEN WHEN ON-CAMPUS CLASSES RESUME.

 Drop off donations at the CSUSM Career Center (Craven Hall 1400)

New Donation Drop Off Policy:  ***IMPORTANT PLEASE READ***Please call the Career Center at 760-750-4902 when you arrive at the loading zone of Craven Circle.  The Career Center will meet you at your car to pick up the donations.  Leaving your car unattended may result in a parking citation.

  • Monday - Thursday from 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Fridays from 8:00 am - 12:00 noon
  • Park in loading zone in Craven Circle for quick drop offs
  • Address: 333 S Twin Oaks Valley Rd, San Marcos, CA 92096 

Your contributions can be tax deductible (please request a tax letter at drop off) and greatly appreciated by CSUSM.

Questions about a donation? Contact the Career Center at careers@csusm.edu or (760)750-4902.