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USNA Welcomes Parents of the Class of 2022

  POSTED ON: Tuesday, August 7, 2018 11:00 AM by Maddie Darbie

USNA Welcomes Parents of the Class of 2022

ANNAPOLIS, Md- The Naval Academy Class of 2022 will reunite with their families after noon meal formation Friday, Aug. 10. This is the first opportunity plebes will have to spend time with their families and friends since they began Plebe Summer approximately six weeks ago on Induction Day, June 28.

Plebe Summer is a challenging six weeks of basic midshipmen training. During this time, plebes have no access to TV, movies, the internet or music, and restricted access to cell phones.  They are permitted to make only three calls during Plebe Summer.

Approximately 3,000 family members and friends are anticipated to visit the Academy during this three-day weekend which marks the end of Plebe Summer.  Parents will have an opportunity to learn about their son/daughter’s new life as a midshipman at the Naval Academy. 

Parents can participate in activities such as:

  • Touring the Yard and the dorm rooms in Bancroft Hall
  • Eating a meal in the midshipmen cafeteria, King Hall
  • Watching a dress parade on Worden Field Saturday, Aug. 11, at 8:30am
  • Meeting with Naval Academy faculty and staff members.

Locations on the Yard will also be open for general visiting, including: Nimitz Library, the Main Chapel and the Crypt of John Paul Jones, Armel- Leftwhich Visitor Center and Gift Shop, and the Naval Academy Museum.

Plebes will have opportunities for town liberty Friday, Saturday and Sunday.



Category: General Interest, Press Releases

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Note to Editors and Reporters

This event is NOT open to the public. Media planning to cover this event need to contact the Public Affairs Office at 410-293-2292 no later than 5 p.m., Thursday, August 9. If you wish to interview specific plebes (by name request), please submit your requests no later than 3 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 8.

The Plebe Formal Parade Saturday, Aug. 11 at 8:30 a.m. is open to the public. It is a photo/video event only. If you wish to cover the parade, please RSVP no later than 3 p.m. Friday, Aug. 10.