What to Pack

Packing for Convention may seem daunting, but we are here to help!

  • Convention 2018 Proposed Bylaw Amendments Package and Report of the International Nominating Committee
  • 2016 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 and official Sorority merchandise
  • Sunscreen
  • Conservative business attire (i.e., suit, slacks and blouse, appropriate length dress or skirt/blouse)
  • White ritual attire for our most sacred of ritual services. Apparel should be similar to formal business meetings but 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, please.
  • Semi-formal/cocktail dresses for Awards Dinner and semi-formal/formal dresses for Pink Carnation Banquet
  • Business casual clothes
  • Exercise/casual clothes (free 24-hour workout facility)
  • Comfortable shoes
  • A light jacket, sweater or wrap for chilly ballrooms
  • Hat decorations - be creative and embellish your Confirmed Conventioneers hat (i.e., needle/thread, paint markers, foam stickers, glue, etc.); pink carnations will be available onsite to purchase for your hat (one for every Convention you have attended).
  • Ideas and questions – bring questions you would love to get answered and ideas you’re eager to share

Helpful Attire Tips

  • Registration: classy and casual is the theme. Your "comfy" travel clothes are great on this day. Remember, no midriff tops or short shorts. Click here for some fun suggestions on our Pinterest boards.
  • Business Sessions, breakfasts, luncheons and educational breakouts: business attire is required for these events. Skirted suit, pantsuit, business suit, dress. Be sure to layer as temperatures vary in the rooms. Click here for some fun suggestions on our Pinterest boards.
  • Memorial Service and Initiation: white ritual attire is required for these events. Solid white/off white dress, skirt/blouse or pantsuit and your badge; dresses should have a tasteful neckline and hem (no midriffs or strapless); neutral shoes. Click here for some fun suggestions on our Pinterest boards.
  • Confirmed Conventioneers Dinner: wear your favorite Gamma Phi Beta clothing and/or western wear for this fun and casual dining experience; hats provided. Shop Gamma Phi Beta's official retail store, Crescent Corner, to find the perfect Gamma Phi Beta clothing to wear! Click here for some fun suggestions on our Pinterest boards.
  • Awards Dinner: semi-formal/cocktail dresses. Dress like you're headed to spring formal. Click here for some fun suggestions on our Pinterest boards.
  • Pink Carnation Banquet: semi-formal/formal dresses. Dress like you're headed to spring formal. Click here for some fun suggestions on our Pinterest boards.