Cardinal Closet

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. Cardinal Closet is available through an appointment and open hours. Appointments can be made by filling out the form below. Students will then receive a confirmation email from with further instructions and information.

Schedule an Appointment

Open Hours Spring 2022 

  • Wednesday, January 26, 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.

  • Wednesday, February 23, 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.

  • Wednesday, March 30, 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.

  • Wednesday, April 20, 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.

Cardinal Closet is located at Park Residence Hall in the Eastern Tunnel.


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.