USNA | Centers of Influence

Each year, the United States Naval Academy hosts educators, community leaders, counselors, and others in positions of responsibility who interact with our nation's best and brightest middle and high school students for a 3-night, 4-day visit to Annapolis. These visits are offered at no cost to the educator and are designed to showcase the opportunities available at USNA to your students.

 USNA seeks to engage leaders who influence highly-qualified students from across the nation. COI attendees gain first-hand experience about:

The goal is that COI participants return to their communities with a deeper understanding of USNA and help identify, mentor and encourage local students who demonstrate the interest and potential to become a midshipmen (student) at the U.S. Naval Academy.

For multi-day COI visits in Annapolis, all expenses (airfare, lodging and meals) are paid by USNA. If you are interested in attending COI, please fill out our application!

*Please note, single-day COIs are mini sessions that are held on location. The sessions are free and food will be provided, but transportation is the responsibility of the attendee. Off-site COIs have their own sign-ups, which can be accessed by clicking on the link in the "COI Dates" section.


Day 1 Day 3
  • Travel
  • Evening Orientation Reception
  • International Programs presentation
  • Admissions presentation
  • Lunch
  • Navy Athletics presentation
  • Officer Development presentation
  • Free evening in Annapolis
Day 2 Day 4
  • Brief from USNA senior staff
  • Tour of USNA
  • Lunch with midshipmen
  • Midshipmen/alumni/parent panel discussion
  • Tour of laboratory facilities
  • Dinner and entertainment
  • Closing ceremony
  • Travel



Superintendent Miller at COI

"It was so inspiring to hear from the USNA Administrative Staff, Leadership Team and panel of Midshipmen. My interaction with the student body and administration allowed me to learn so much and increased my awareness of the great opportunities available to my students."

Counselor, Brownsville, Texas


Centers of Influence

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