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Uniforms and Modesty in Thai Culture

Uniforms and Modesty in Thai Culture

Thailand is a culturally modest country and people's attire is equally modest. Appropriate clothing is a part of the social etiquette, so Thais like to dress smartly and neatly. This is especially true in formal settings such as the wat (Buddhist temples), universities, government offices such as immigration, the workplace, and when participating in official visits to the community or organizations. Out of respect for Thai culture and for the faculty and staff, we request that you wear more formal clothing while on-campus and when attending official FON/CMU-related events.

Undergraduate students are required to wear uniforms and these uniforms vary by context.

Other students and on-campus visitors should dress neatly whenever on-campus and visiting any building on campus. How you dress is considered an outward reflection of the respect you are giving to the Faculty of Nursing and the people with whom you are meeting. The following list includes situations in which formal dress is required:
     - Meetings and classes at the Faculty of Nursing and at CMU
     - Visiting organizations and participating in projects in the surrounding community
     - Visiting hospital wards (please wear your nursing or school uniform)

Appropriate Dress for the Thai University Culture
Do wear:
     - longer skirts (at least to the knees)
     - long pants
     - closed toe, formal shoes, or formal sandals
     - uniforms
     - shirts with sleeves (no exposed shoulders)

Do not wear:
     - short-shorts

- jeans with rips and/or holes

     - low cut dresses showing your cleavage or breasts
     - bathing suits
     - tank tops, tube tops and halter tops that reveal your shoulders and/or midriff
     - exercise or warm-up clothes
     - skirts or dresses that come above the knee
     - casual footwear such as flip-flops, thongs, etc.

Undergraduate student uniforms

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