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Below are some tips and ideas for what to pack for National Convention.

What should I pack for National Convention?

Since many Sisters are first time Convention attendees, we want you to be comfortable and understand the attire for each event. We want everyone to feel confident and able to express your personal style, but to be mindful of the event tone. For the most part, you'll wear business/Quill attire at Convention. There are also special occasions during Convention that call for dressier attire, like the Rose Banquet. Don't forget your Quill badge!


Overall Tips
  • The hotel may not be as warm as it outside, don't forget a light jacket or cardigan.

  • Wrinkle resistant clothing is a great for traveling. Hotel rooms have irons, but you may want to bring a small personal steamer just in case.

  • Be sure to pack comfortable walking shoes. You’ll have time to explore New York City, which is a lot of walking!

  • If you want to exercise, there is a workout facility at the Convention hotel.

  • If you are thinking about attending a Broadway show, you should dress as you would if you were going to a nice restaurant. Be sure to check the individual attendance requirements (for example: masks or bag policy) before you get to the venue.

Business/Quill attire

We will wear primarily business/Quill attire during the day. Think business meetings rather than a sundress you might wear to a picnic. Denim, crop tops, shorts, rompers and/or clothing with revealing cutouts are not acceptable as business attire.


Alpha Xi Delta no longer requires Sisters to wear white for the Initiation Ceremony. We ask that you wear any shade of blue to the Initiation Ceremony at Convention, but ultimately, you can wear any color that makes you feel your best - just make sure it's Quill attire!


Celebration of Sisterhood

This is a fun event where we ask attendees to dress in navy blue, light blue or gold. You can go all out double blue and gold, or just pick one color! Attire is business/Quill.


Rose Banquet

For Rose Banquet, we’ll get a little more dressed up than our daytime business looks. Cocktail dresses (long or shorter length), a nice pantsuit or something you would wear out to a nice dinner is appropriate.


Don’t forget to pack:

  • Phone, tablet and/or computer chargers

  • Clothes to wear during free time. You will likely want to change out of business attire if you want to explore the city!

  • Sunglasses

  • Umbrella

  • Hand sanitizer, tissues, lip balm, hair ties, any medications you might need, etc.

  • Sunscreen

  • Toiletries

  • Pens and paper to take notes

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