Can I come by myself?
Yes! If your school has a Model Congress Club (or something similar), we recommend you register as a group. Otherwise, students are welcome to register as individual delegates.
How should payment be sent?
The cost of the conference is $10 per delegate. This should be mailed to the following address by April 28th:
South Campus Commons APT 1219C
4250 Lehigh Road, College Park, MD 20740
The payment can be in the form of cash or check (or some combination of the two). Checks should be made out to UMD Model Congress. Please include your name and school with any payment.
When are bills due and how do I submit mine?
Bills should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org by November 23rd. We will contact you about this process through email once you have registered.
What is parliamentary procedure during committee sessions?
As a more accessible platform for legislative debate, UMDMC doesn’t strictly enforce parliamentary procedure. However, we do follow a modified set of Robert’s Rules of Debate.
What is the dress code?
The dress code is relatively flexible, but we recommend business casual.
What should I bring on the day of the conference?
Please bring any research relating to the bill you have written. Notebook paper can also be useful. We will provide you with a placard and a folder containing the materials for your committee at check-in.
Where should I eat lunch on the day of the conference?
We recommend eating lunch at the food court at Stamp Student Union, which is a short walk away from Tawes Hall. Feel free to order food through Grubhub or Postmates as well.