Chairman wrote:pelmen74 wrote:I'm pretty confident that business casual does not include a tie. At least I know I won't be wearing one (formal dress code is something that private-school has ingrained into my brain).
BTW, just started unpacking and building my target furniture. Let's just say my wrist muscles are on the wrong side of sore.
Business casual = slacks or nice khakis and a long sleeve, button-down shirt. Shoes can range anywhere from full-on leather-soled dress oxfords to decent looking loafers of some sort.
You can get away with a polo and khakis, but you'll look like a jackass (or the manager of a cell phone kiosk). Under no circumstances should you wear a polo and dress slacks. Don't wear white socks either.
I don't wear my dress shirts business casual, but you can get patterned button-down shirts that work wonderfully and often times look good with a sport coat or blazer. Polo and khakis is a touch more casual than business casual IMO, but I don't think it'll be a big, big deal at orientation since you're not really trying to get a job or anything.
Of course, if you wore this t-shirt and shorts I think that would qualify as business (the shirt) casual (the shorts).