Located at Park Residence Hall in the Eastern Tunnel, Cardinal Closet is a one-stop shop for all professional attire needs! Student Action Team, part of Housing and Residence Life, provides an array of free clothing for students who are in need. Access to Cardinal Closet is available through scheduling an appointment or coming during designated open hours.

Schedule an appointment through the button below. After submitting the request for an appointment, a confirmation email will be sent from sat@bsu.edu with further instructions and information. 

Schedule an Appointment

Open Hours | FALL SEMESTER AY 22-23
  • Thursday, November 10, 5-7 p.m.
  • Wednesday, November 30, 6-8 p.m.


Thanks to the generosity of our campus community Cardinal Closet is overflowing with donations! Given our capacity, we are temporarily not accepting donations at this time but hope to again very soon.

Cardinal Closet receives many of its items through donations by staff and faculty members as well as Ball State Alumni. We accept business casual and business formal attire including suits, shoes, and accessories. 

SAT also partners with Ball State's Career Center as a donation location. Donations can be taken to Lucina Hall 220 during regular office hours Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Current Needs

  • Feminine blouses and tops – all sizes
  • Feminine bottoms – plus size
  • Feminine dresses – all sizes
  • Masculine dress shoes – all sizes

If you have more casual attire to donate, please reach out to The Lavender Door, an initiative overseen by the Multicultural Center that provides all Ball State students with free and discreet access to gender-affirming clothing.