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Delegate FAQ

Welcome to the all-new Delegate FAQ for SHUMUN XXII. With this FAQ, we hope to provide you with important information as well as ease any worries about conference weekend. If you have further questions, please ask your adviser or you can reach us through the Contact page.

Do I have to fill out anything special as a delegate?

As a delegate, you do not need to request or submit any forms directly to SHUMUN. Your adviser should be organizing deadlines for all steps (registration, payment, position assignments, etc.) in accordance with SHUMUN and your respective school’s policy. 

Do I have to submit a position paper?

There are no position papers for SHUMUN XXII. 

What should I wear to SHUMUN?

Traditional/professional Western business attire is the appropriate standard of dress for SHUMUN and all Model UN conferences. Click here, here, and here to see what that looks like.

What should I bring to committee? Can I bring a laptop/iPad/or cellphone to use during debate?

We recommend all delegates come to committee with a fresh pad of paper and a few writing utensils. Printing out your background guide and reference materials is always suggested, but never required. Backpacks, purses, and drawstring bags are all allowed and recommended for carrying notepads, pens, pencils, water bottles, wallets, etc. Phones are permitted, however all technology must be silenced and put away for the duration of committee sessions. That means that the use of laptops, iPads, and cellphones is prohibited during committee. We are a paper conference which means that all resolutions, personal notes, directives, and crisis notes are written on notepaper.  

What is a Crisis committee? Is it harder than a General Assembly committee?

Crisis committees are a bit different than General Assembly committees. Find out all the changes on this quick document here. Crisis committees are not necessarily harder than General Assembly committees, they are just different! There are plenty of online resources for learning about Crisis committees which we will link in the Delegate Training section. In addition, Crisis training materials will be distributed to advisers to help familiarize delegates with the style before conference weekend. If you’re in a Crisis committee, don’t worry! They’re lots of fun!

Will food be provided for me?

Typically, breakfast is provided on the first day of committee before and during opening ceremonies. Past breakfasts have included donuts, bagels, granola bars, fruit, coffee, and juice. The breakfast is available to all delegates and advisers. Breakfast is not provided on day two of the conference. Lunch at SHUMUN will take place in the on-campus Seton Hall cafeteria. The cafeteria provides a wide array of buffet, all-you-can eat style food. Gluten free, vegetarian, and vegan options are available. If you have extenuating dietary circumstances that cannot be accommodated by the Seton Hall cafeteria, please contact your adviser. The cafeteria is located in the University Center. Lunch passes will be provided to advisers and delegates and is included in the delegate fee. SHUMUN also provides a snack cart that will visit post-lunch and has included chips, granola bars, brownies, and cookies in the past.

Do I have to ask to go to the bathroom during committee?

Delegates do not have to ask to go to the bathroom either informally or through a point of personal privilege. SHUMUN bathroom policy states that all committees will have two bathroom passes wherein two delegates maximum may be out of the committee room at one time. Just get up from the desk and grab a pass to use the restroom. If both passes are in use, please wait for one to be returned. In case of emergency, send a note to the dais. Chairs may change bathroom policy to require delegates to ask before leaving if they see too many delegates leaving at once. If a delegate leaves the room before voting procedure and voting procedure commences while they are out, they will not be allowed back in until voting procedure has concluded as per Model United Nations standard procedure.