MUN Frequently Asked Questions

For questions about conference components, debate, bill writing, or research, please check out our MUN Resources Page!

I can’t get on the HS Model UN App?
1. Check your email and spam for an email from: “YMCA Model United Nations <>”
2. E-mail with your name, school, and correct e-mail address to be added.

Is there a packing list?
Yes – click here!

How do I attend?
1. Contact the advisor at your school to make sure you are able to attend. If your school doesn’t have an advisor, or you don’t know who your advisor is, you can contact our Program Director, Stella London (
2. Register for the conference your school attends during the registration window. If you visit our middle or high school Model United Nations pages and click on your conference, you will find registration links. 

I’m not sure which conference my school is registered to attend?
Check which conference your school is currently registered for High Schools and Middle School, and if you believe that your school is planning to attend another conference, e-mail us to let us know!

What are the conference fees and is financial aid available?
Each delegate will pay a $150 delegate fee. Delegates who drop after the final deadline are still responsible for their delegate fee.
A limited amount of Financial Aid is available! You can apply for financial aid online here.

What are the deadlines?
Deadlines are different for each conference. Please check the conference specific page on High School Model United Nations or Middle School Model United Nations. 

What is the dress code?
Dress code for the conference is business attire. 
Business attire includes: Suits, dresses, long skirts, blouses or sweaters, blazers, slacks, and appropriate dress shoes. 
Business attire does NOT include: Jeans, skirts shorter than 1 inch above the knee, strapless or spaghetti strap style tops, bare midriffs, bare backs, sandals, flip-flops, athletic shoes, Converse sneakers, or Birkenstocks.
More casual, Y-appropriate clothes are allowed during the evening social activities.

Who runs MUN?
While the conference is planned by YMCA CCE Staff members, the conferences are run by a team of student-elected high school officers. They will preside over chambers, serve on the International Court of Justice, and lead components like the Secretariat, Security Council, or the Department of Public Information.

How can I get involved in conference leadership?
There are many opportunities for students to run for office. Consult the Conference Manual for a list of these opportunities and eligibility requirements, and the Election Guidelines for further regulations. Some offices do not require previous conference experience before running.

Do I need any additional money?
Merch will be for sale before the conference: T-Shirts, Sweatshirts, and stickers.
All of the proceeds raised via donations contribute to our partnership with Plan Padrino in Colombia, which allows 50 students to attend school in Ibague, Colombia.