Commissioning Week honors the First Class Midshipmen upon completion of four years at Naval Academy. Parents, family members and guests are invited to attend a series of events at the Naval Academy in honor of the graduates including the Blue Angels Flight Demonstration, Color Parade, special awards ceremonies, and musical performances.
Please see the 2018 Commissioning Week Schedule of Events
Due to ongoing construction of the parking garage and Hopper Hall, parking on the Naval Academy will be extremely limited. Visitors and guests are highly encouraged to park at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium and utilize the free shuttle bus service. More information can be found here.
To view the Color Parade on your computer:
For those not attending the event, the Naval Academy Multimedia Support Center will provide live coverage of the 2018 Color Parade beginning at approximately 1100 a.m. on WatchStadium.com or PatriotLeague.tv. Television coverage will not be provided.
To view Graduation on your computer:
For those who will not be attending the event, the Naval Academy Multimedia Support Center will provide live coverage of the 2018 Graduation and Commissioning Ceremony beginning at approximately 7:30 a.m. on WatchStadium.com or PatriotLeague.tv. Television coverage will not be provided.
In the event of inclement weather, determination of the graduation site will be made early Friday morning and posted on the USNA website.
Alumni Hall is the designated indoor site in the event of inclement weather. Only designated indoor ticket holders will be admitted.
Gate Information During Commissioning Week 2018:
Updated on March 1, 2018
- Gate 1 - vehicular access from 6 a.m.-10 p.m. (1:00 a.m. on Fri & Sat)
- Gate 1 - pedestrian access from 5 a.m.-midnight (2:00 a.m. on Fri & Sat)
- Gate 3 - vehicular access from 6 a.m.-9 a.m./egress 3:00 p.m.- 6:00 p.m. Tue - Fri ONLY
- Gate 3 - pedestrian access from 6 a.m.- 10 p.m.
- Gate 8 - pedestrian/vehicular access 24 hours
22& 23 May: All gates will be closed to vehicular traffic (except emergency vehicles) from 1100 until approx 1600
24 May: All gates will be closed to vehicular traffic (except emergency vehicles) from 1100 until approx 1230
Gate hours are subject to change without notice.