Our Purpose

At the Gator Career Closet, we believe that nothing should stand between a student and their dream job. The Gator Career Closet is a free lending service through which University of Florida students may borrow professional clothing. Our goal is to provide a valuable resource for students who may not be able to afford to purchase their own attire for a professional event. At the University of Florida, every Gator counts.

The Logistics

Brought to you by the Dean of Students Office and Student Government, the Gator Career Closet is located on the third floor of Peabody Hall and is open to all students with a valid UFID, and up to 6 months after graduation. The Gator Career Closet is open Monday-Friday from 10am-2pm

We Include

The Gator Career Closet does its best to include all shapes, sizes, physical characteristics, orientations, and much more. We treat our guests with the utmost respect and sensitivity. Noting that not all students identify with a specific gender, we categorize our garments in two categories: masculine style and feminine style. Students are always free to shop in whatever category they choose. We also carry a wide variety of sizes and strive to help all guests feel comfortable in the Gator Career Closet.

Additional Services

The Gator Career Closet seeks to not only provide a valuable resource for students in need, but also to educate UF students on what type of attire is interview appropriate. This knowledge will assist students in creating an impact at their interview or professional event, and will also continue to help them as they progress into a professional career. The Gator Career Closet will be launching an online shop function which allows students to browse our inventory online. Additionally, in the coming semesters we will offer time slots for students to make an appointment for a free professional head shot photo.

Donate Today

The Gator Career Closet is always in need of additional professional clothing, in good condition. Please consider helping the professionals of tomorrow, by donating today. For donation drop-off details, contact GatorCareerCloset@dso.ufl.edu or call 352-392-1261.

Location: 3rd Floor ~ Peabody Hall

Hours: Monday - Friday from 10am - 2pm

Phone: 352-392-1261

Email: GatorCareerCloset@dso.ufl.edu

The Gator Career Closet is part of the U Matter We Care Program because at UF Every Gator Counts.  Coordinated by the Dean of Students Office, the GCC exists due to tremendous help from many, most especially UF’s Student Government.