Dress Code and Packing Guidelines
What to Bring
- Proper clothing (see below)
- Food (can bring coolers and snacks for room – especially breakfast foods)
- Money for meals and swag
- Program Materials (copies of written materials produced, research materials)
What Not to Bring/What Not to Do
- Large amounts of money
- Expensive jewelry, etc.
- TV-based video game systems (can damage hotel TVs)
- Portable Speakers
- Delegates cannot drive their own cars
Appropriate Attire for Program Hours (Meetings and Assemblies)
- Suit, dress shirt/blouse, tie, dress shoes and socks.
- Sports coat, slacks, dress shirt, tie, dress shoes and socks
- Dress shirt/blouse, with or without a vest or cardigan, slacks or skirt, dress shoes and socks/stockings/tights
- Professional, knee-length or longer dress with dress shoes
- No hats of any kind inside a building
- Keep your shirt tails tucked in and pants pulled up.
- Keep your hair styled so that it won’t fall into your face
- Dresses and skirts should be no more than 3 inches above the knee.
- No sleeveless, spaghetti straps, or bare-midriff outfits.
- No sandals or flip-flops.
- No heels that are so high that they cause difficulty walking or standing.
- Make-up should be professional, not over-done.
Appropriate Attire for Free Time (Evening Activities, etc.)
- T-shirts, sweatshirts, sweaters, jeans, slacks, khaki’s, etc., skirts no shorter than 3 inches above the top of the knee, etc.
- Undergarments must be worn and may not be seen; shoes must be worn.
Never Appropriate for Any Delegate/Advisor at Anytime
- Tank-tops or tube-tops of any kind
- Any transparent or slightly see-through clothing
- Miniskirts (shorter than 3 inches above the top of the knee)
- Any clothing with inappropriate language or imagery
- Pajamas and slippers outside of your hotel room