Academy Boys’ Dress Code

Athletic Dress
Appropriate for sports participation (including PE class) and Fitness Center Gym.


  • Athletic pants or knee-length loose-fitting shorts
  • T-shirts with sleeves
  • Official team uniforms
  • Athletic dress may not be worn in Old Main, the Dining Hall Complex, or the library


Casual Dress
Appropriate for on or off-campus activities and games.


  • Jeans and athletic pants
  • T-shirts with sleeves
  • Athletic shoes


Class Dress
Required for a school day.


  • Clothing should be professional in nature rather than casual or childish.
  • Dress pants, Dockers style pants or non-blue jeans
  • Collared shirt tucked in
  • Belt
  • Casual or athletic shoes with socks
  • Hoodies or sweatshirts may be MBA promotional items or have branding/images/logos smaller than a hand


Semiformal and Formal Dress
Required for banquets, plays, concerts, and when announced.


  • Concert attire
  • Suits, sports coats, or tuxedos
  • Dress shirt
  • Tie or bow tie
  • Belt or suspenders
  • Dress shoes and dress socks


General Guidelines

  • Hair must be a natural color and cut in a traditional, conservative style, tapered, and must be above the collar, off the ears, above the eyebrows, and may not exceed more than 2″ from the scalp
  • Men are to be clean-shaven
  • Clothing should not be ripped, patched, torn, or inappropriately faded
  • Tattoos, body piercing, and body branding are not permitted
  • Jewelry is not permitted
  • ID and medical alert bracelets may be worn

Note: Due to the blatant endorsement of nudity, promiscuity, and an immoral lifestyle by Abercrombie and Fitch and Hollister Co. – as evidenced by their catalog and general advertising – MBA deems it necessary and appropriate to not permit any clothing that bears the name, trademarks, or other visible evidence of association with Abercrombie & Fitch and Hollister Co.