As we prepare for many new people to join our school in August, I have been asked exactly what is the UWC East Africa dress code. So, to help people as they shop in their homelands for clothes to wear when they get to school I thought I would remind you all.
UWC East Africa has a dress code created in conjunction with the students to convey a message of respectability to our community and reflect our standards. We are a school in Tanzania and should be aware of community and cultural expectations regarding student dress both when attending classes and when going off campus. In Tanzania, most people would expect clothes to cover from shoulders to knees at a minimum.
Students are expected to adhere to the following:
● No sagging shorts or trousers,
● Shorts, skirts or dresses should reach mid-thigh,
● Shirts or dresses can be sleeveless but should cover the torso,
● Hoods or hats may not be worn during classes,
● Wear shoes appropriate for your day (e.g. trainers for P.E. classes and closed toe shoes for Sciences and Design).
Clothes, jewellery, makeup or hairstyles, which may give offense in the community, should not be worn. In particular clothes or accessories that advertise alcohol, drugs or cigarettes, or contain offensive language or pictures are not appropriate.