New Student Orientation Attire
The campus dress code represents a concern for modesty, neatness, timeliness, cleanliness, and appropriateness. It also attempts to distinguish between the classroom and out-of-the-classroom experiences of its community members.
Below is an abbreviated version of the dress code to assist you during New Student Orientation. For specifics, please refer to the Handbook for Community Life, Lifestyle Standards of the Asbury University Community, Section C. Propriety, 1. Dress Code.
Regular or Classroom Attire: This dress code requires clothing that reflects a respect for the academic endeavor. Students are expected to dress in a manner appropriate for the business of being a student. Specifically, shorts and athletic wear are not considered regular attire. Although short skirts/dresses (or slits) are in fashion, most skirts/dresses (or slits) that are shorter than two inches above the knee (sitting or standing) are considered immodest by the community. While screen-printed t-shirts are permitted in class, students are expected to be selective in choosing messages that are not in conflict with the character and values of the Asbury University community. Sport hats are not to be worn in business offices, classrooms, or dining rooms.
Sunday Attire: The Sunday noon meal is a time where classroom attire or nicer is appropriate. We encourage students to view the Sunday noon meal as a special time together and to dress in a way that respects that time.
Casual Attire: This attire provides an opportunity to wear casual clothes on campus that are comfortable and reflect a more relaxed atmosphere. Modest walking shorts (excluding running shorts, swim suits, Lycra shorts/tights) may be worn. Ragged or torn clothing should not be worn outside of the residence hall except for First Serve on Saturday.
Hughes Auditorium: Out of respect for Hughes Auditorium as a place for community worship, classroom attire or nicer is requested. Shorts are never appropriate.