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