The Career Closet will remain closed through Spring 2021 as a result of the ongoing campus situation.


Announcement – JCPenney Suit-Up Event, Spring 2021

The CCO is pleased to announce the Purdue-JCPenney Partnership continues for the spring semester with another JCPenney Suit-Up Event. With the Career Closet remaining closed in response to the safety and risk of staff and students associated with COVID-19, this event will provide students with steeply discounted attire appropriate for interviewing with prospective employers. Plan ahead for career fairs or virtual interviews and order early!

To take advantage of the offer, text BOILERS to 67292 to receive an individual coupon code.
The ‘take an extra 30% off’ coupon is valid from January 14 – May 2, 2021.
Shop online or in-store.

  • Visit the JCPenney Suit-Up webpage for additional information:
  • JCP has set-up the event requiring a coupon to receive the discount.  Purdue has been assigned a unique coupon.  Purdue students, faculty, staff, and alumni can use this coupon online or in-store and must text BOILERS to 67292 to receive an individual coupon code. The system will kick back a notification if incorrect information is entered.
  • The ‘take an extra 30% off’ individual coupon can be used on select merchandise for a one-time purchase so make sure to have all the items you need in your shopping cart before checking out.
  • You may use your coupon anytime between January 14 – May 2, 2021, either online or in-store.
  • Enjoy shopping!

Announcement – Accepting Donations, Spring 2021

The Career Closet will resume accepting donations with the hope of opening in Fall 2021 fully stocked. 

Physical Donations
Please contact the Career Closet Coordinator by email at to discuss the type of items and schedule a drop-off time.  If you are out of the area and wish to mail items, use the address below.

Monetary Donations
If it is easier for you to make a monetary donation, these are accepted as well.  Please write your check made payable to ‘Purdue University’ and on the subject/memo line write ‘CCO Career Closet’ then send to the address below.  This will ensure your donation will be used expressly for the purchase of items to benefit students in need who visit the Career Closet.

Purdue University
CCO Career Closet
Young Hall, Room 132
155 S. Grant St.
West Lafayette IN 47907

Thank you so much for your generosity and thinking of our students!