Convention Tips and Tricks

Packing Tips

  • Convention 2022 Proposed Bylaw Amendments Package
  • Report of the International Nominating Committee
  • 2018 Articles of Incorporation and Bylaws
  • Gamma Phi Beta badge (no admittance to business sessions or ritual events without a badge)
  • Personal spending money for meals on your own, Foundation giving opportunities, official Sorority merchandise and awesome items available for purchase in our vendor area
  • Gamma Phi Beta badge (no admittance to business sessions or ritual events without a badge)
  • White ritual attire for our most sacred ritual services. Apparel should be conservative business attire in solid white/off-white, with no colors or patterns, and neutral dress shoes. Please keep necklines and hems tasteful; no midriffs or strapless dresses. Shorts are not appropriate for ritual services.
  • Conservative business attire (e.g., suit, slacks and blouse, appropriate length dress or skirt/blouse) for business sessions on Thursday and Saturday.
  • Business clothes in Gamma Phi Beta-branded colors for Gamma Fri-yay. Shades of pink, gray, brown, blue attire are encouraged.
  • Semiformal/formal dress for Pink Carnation Banquet
  • A light jacket, sweater or wrap for chilly ballrooms
  • Exercise/casual clothes (free 24-hour workout facility)
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Hat decorations to embellish your Confirmed Conventioneers hat (i.e., needle and thread, paint markers, foam stickers, glue, etc.). Pink carnations will be available to purchase in advance and on-site for your hat (one for every Convention you have attended).

Attire Tips

  • Arrival Day: Classy and casual is the theme. Your comfortable travel clothes are great on this day.
  • Thursday and Saturday Daytime Attire: Wear business attire (e.g., skirted suit, pantsuit, business suit, dress, dress pants and blouse, etc.) Be sure to layer, as temperatures vary in the rooms.
  • Gamma Fri-yay Attire: This is the day to highlight our Gamma Phi pride by donning our brand colors. Attire on this day should still be conservative badge attire and should feature our brand colors in shades of pink, gray, brown and blue.
  • Memorial Service and Initiation: White ritual attire is required for these events (e.g., solid white/off-white dress, skirt and blouse or pantsuit and your badge; tasteful necklines and hems (no midriffs or strapless); neutral shoes. No jewelry is permitted except badges and wedding rings.
  • Confirmed Conventioneers Dinner: Wear your favorite Gamma Phi Beta clothing and/or baseball attire for this fun and casual evening experience. Gray hats will be provided. Shop Gamma Phi Beta's official retail store, Crescent Corner, to find the perfect Gamma Phi Beta clothing to wear!
  • Pink Carnation Banquet: Semiformal/formal dresses. Dress like you're headed to spring formal. This year’s theme has a Gatsby feel, so feel free to throw in some ‘20s-inspired headbands, pearls, feathers and fringe.

Need visuals? We’ve got you covered. Check out our What to Wear page.

What to Wear

Convention Pro Tips

  • Service tips are not included in the registration fee, so please tip accordingly.
Bellhop ($1-$2 per bag)
Housekeeping ($2–$5 per night)
  • Take time to review your registration materials so you are prepared for the exciting week ahead.
  • Make sure to upload a copy of your vaccination card prior to arrival.
  • Conduct your daily health screening each morning using the provided link.
  • Be on time; Convention runs on a tight schedule. You’ll be amazed at how much we accomplish in just three days!
  • To make the most of your Convention experience, try to meet at least one new person at each event. There will be more than 700 sisters who would love to meet you.
  • Be respectful and listen closely whenever anyone is at the microphone so that you don’t miss valuable information or announcements.
  • Download the mobile app so that you have the complete schedule of events. This is also how we will communicate any last-minute changes or reminders. Be sure and enable push notifications.
  • Got questions? The Help Desk has answers. They are open daily in the Grand Coat Room. You can also message them through the app by searching “Help Desk” in the Attendees section.
  • Don’t miss the Foundation Room and Crescent Corner located in the Parkview Room. Also, don’t forget to stop by our sponsor and vendor booths in the Grand Foyer. They will have great merchandise and products to peruse. A portion of all sales will be donated to the Foundation.
  • Don’t forget to decorate your Confirmed Conventioneers hat! Before Friday evening, stop by the Hat Decorating Room in Grand H to purchase one pink carnation for each Convention you have attended along with any other decorations to adorn your hat. You will also have the opportunity to pay to have your entire hat decorated in advance of your arrival.