A room full of winter clothes

The Student Activities Office is excited to once again offer the Carleton Winter Wardrobe. The Wardrobe provides Carleton students with gently used winter clothing and accessories free of charge. Minnesota winters can be extreme and we recognize that not all students are adequately prepared to be outside during the long winter months. The Wardrobe will focus on Carleton students with the greatest financial need, but is open to the entire student body.


For those wishing to donate items in person, donations are currently being accepted in the Student Activities Office in the lower level of the Sayles-Hill Campus Center (room 051), M-F between the hours of 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., or by appointment. As we get closer to the opening, donation barrels will also be located just outside the Student Activities Office.

For those mailing items, please send to:

Carleton College
Student Activities Office, Attn: Winter Wardrobe
1 North College Street
Northfield, MN 55057

Carleton students are in need of the following:

  • Coats & jackets
  • Scarves
  • Gloves & mittens
  • Winter boots
  • Hats & earmuffs

Amazon Wish List

For those wishing to purchase online, an Amazon Wishlist is available. Donors can select what they would like to purchase for the Wardrobe and it will be mailed directly to our location.

Financial Donations

Make a gift online by credit card, mobile payment, or bank transfer, and select “other” designation then indicate Carleton Winter Wardrobe in the text box. To mail a check, use the following mailing address:

Carleton College, ATTN Gift Accounting
1 North College Street
Northfield, MN 55057

Mailed checks should include a note that the gift should go to the “Carleton Winter Wardrobe.” For questions or to speak to someone in the Development Office, contact Shannon Schulz to get in touch with a Development Officer.

Dates of Operation & Location

The Winter Wardrobe will be temporarily located in Sayles 252. It will be open 24 hours a day starting at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, October 25. It will close at 3:30 p.m., Friday, October 27, 2023.