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How formal is the attire for an HBCU gala as a prospective student?

So, there’s this HBCU gala coming up and I'm kinda interested in going to network and learn more about their programs. I just wanna know: what’s the dress code like, especially for a high schooler? I want to make a good impression but also don’t want to overdress or underdress. Tips anyone?

7 months ago

Hey there! A gala is usually quite a swanky event—think business casual as a baseline. For guys, that typically means a button-up shirt and dress pants, occasionally with a blazer. Gals often go for a nice blouse and skirt, or a conservative dress.

It's always better to be a tad overdressed rather than underdressed; no one frowns upon a sharp-dressed individual! However, since it's an HBCU event and cultural expression can be a vibrant component, adding an accessory or piece of attire that pays homage to your or the HBCU's heritage could be a lovely touch.

Most importantly, wear something that makes you feel confident and comfortable. You'll want that confidence while networking and learning about their programs. Have a great time!

7 months ago

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