WHEN WILL WE GET OUR POSITION ASSIGNMENTS?
Position assignments are sent to you after we have received and processed 50% of the total amount owed in registration fees. Please note that the sooner the payment is made, the more likely it is for a delegation to receive its position preferences.
HOW ARE POSITION ASSIGNMENTS GIVEN OUT?
The USG of Advisor Relations assigns positions. They are assigned on a first come, first served basis; the earlier 50% of a delegation’s total fees are received, the more likely that delegation is to receive its requested positions.
General Assembly Committees and Specialized Assemblies: Delegations will receive positions from as few countries as possible. This means that delegations will have continuity between committees, generally representing the same countries throughout.
Crisis Committees: We will not place more than one delegate from each delegation in a crisis committee, unless that delegation has more crisis delegates than there are crisis committees. Additionally, delegations will have a maximum of 1/3 of their total positions or no more than 2 delegates per committee be in crisis committees, whichever is lower.
Due to the small sizes of crisis committees, these policies are necessary to provide delegates from every delegation with the opportunity to compete in the committee of their choice.
HOW DO SPLIT DELEGATIONS WORK?
To ensure that the conference remains fair for every delegation attending, delegations are allowed to split into two teams (varsity and novice) under the following conditions:
Your delegation falls into the Large Delegation Category before AND after the split. In other words, your total delegate number must be at least 50.
If you have between 50 and 74 delegates, you will be allowed to do a 1:1 split for your delegation. So, a delegation of 50 will have a varsity team of 25 and a novice team of 25.
If you have 75 delegates or more, you will be allowed to do a 1:2 split for your delegation. So, a delegation of 75 will have a varsity team of 25 and a novice team of 50.
You email us well in advance of the conference to notify us of your decision to split your team into two smaller delegations, preferably at the time of registration.
Your overall delegation will be registered as if it was one team, but positions will be sent separately for each of the two split teams. No additional delegation fee will be required for the second team.
WHAT ARE THE DELEGATION AWARD CATEGORIES?
There are three categories for delegation awards: Small, Medium, and Large. This will allow all teams to remain competitive regardless of their delegation size.
Delegation category sizes are based on the number of differently-sized teams attending the conference. Based on previous years' numbers, the projected break down of the three categories is as follows, but these numbers are subject to change:
Small Delegation - 10 or fewer
Medium Delegation - 11 to 24 delegates
Large Delegation - 25 or more
HOW DO POTENTIAL DROPS WORK?
If you believe that members of your team may drop the conference, you may choose to wait to give us the full payment. You still need to pay 50% of the original total before we can assign positions. You may choose to wait until the conference to pay the other 50% in case of drops, but you will be charged for the regular registration fee.
If you have already paid in full but have had students drop the conference, you may potentially be reimbursed if your request is received before a certain date, which will be announced as registration draws closer. If you do not inform us, and attend the conference expecting to receive a reimbursement for those students that dropped, then we will unfortunately not be able to issue you a refund at that time.
DO I HAVE TO DO A POSITION PAPER AND WHEN IS IT DUE?
Position papers are required in some committees. They are due online at the beginning of the first committee session, and there will an award for Best Position Paper in those committees.
Every General Assembly Committee requires a position paper. Some Specialized Assembly or Crisis committees may also request them. Whether a committee requires a position paper will be indicated in its background guide.
If position papers are not required, that committee will not accept or review any position papers, and they will not be considered for delegate scoring.
Additionally, there may be the case where position papers are optional however this is extremely rare.
Please do not email the general GatorMUN email with position paper submissions. They should be submitted through the submission buttons found on each committee's webpage, which will be added close to the date of the conference.
WHEN WILL BACKGROUND GUIDES BECOME AVAILABLE?
Background Guides will be available late in the fall! We will make an announcement on our social media and in our newsletter when they are uploaded.
WHAT DO I WEAR TO COMMITTEE?
Delegates must wear Western Business Attire throughout every committee session. Any exceptions to Western Business Attire Dress Code will be detailed in the Delegate Handbook released prior to the conference.