USNA ANNOUNCES INDUCTION AND OATH DAY FOR THE CLASS OF 2026
POSTED ON: Tuesday, June 21, 2022 10:37 AM by firstname.lastname@example.org
ANNAPOLIS, Md. – The U.S. Naval Academy will welcome approximately 1,200 members of the Class of 2026 when they report for their assigned Induction Day on Thursday, June 30, with an Oath of Office ceremony that evening. Families of the incoming plebes are invited to attend the 6 p.m. ceremony in T-Court, which will also be livestreamed. All requests for personal swearing-in ceremonies have been approved.
“We are looking forward to receiving the Class of 2026. The Mission of the Naval Academy is to ‘develop Midshipmen morally, mentally, and physically’ to lead Sailors and Marines in combat operations in the Fleet,” said Plebe Summer Officer in Charge, Navy Captain Robert McFarlin. “Plebe Summer is the first step on that journey of development. Our team is focused on safety, as well as ensuring that Plebe Summer provides a significant challenge so these future war fighters have the skills and confidence to excel in the Brigade of Midshipmen and beyond.”
Parents will be allowed to drive on the Yard through Gate 8 to drop their plebe-to-be off at Alumni Hall at their assigned report time and then be required to exit. Parents and families may return to the Yard using the free shuttles provided from Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium. Parent forums will be held on the Yard both days.
For 2026 candidates and guests, in accordance with CDC guidelines, indoor masking is optional at USNA at this time. Individuals may still choose to wear masks at their own discretion and carry a mask on their person as a contingency. As social distancing cannot be guaranteed at all times, unvaccinated individuals coming on the Yard are requested to wear masks when in settings where social distancing cannot be maintained.
The U.S. Naval Academy and Naval Support Activity Annapolis remain in HPCON Bravo status. For more information on these restrictions, visit https://www.usna.edu/COVID-19 .
CLASS OF 2026 (as of June 29, 2022 ):
PROJECTED CLASS SIZE : APPLICATIONS :
Men ........... 855 Men ............... 9,345 Majority ...... 7,730
Women ...... 332 Women .......... 3,582 Minority ...... 5,197
Total ....... 1,187 Total .............. 12,927
WOMEN & MINORITIES :
The Class of 2026 includes 332 women ( 28%) and a total of 485 m inority midshipmen (41 % ).
GEOGRAPHIC REPRESENTATION :
Midshipmen were admitted from every state in the Nation, as well as the District of Columbia, American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, and Puerto Rico.
INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS :
The Class of 2026 also includes 12 international students from Albania (1), Bangladesh (1), Ecuador (1), Ghana (1), Indonesia (1), Malaysia (2), Montenegro (1), Republic of Korea (1), Romania (1), Taiwan (1), and Tunisia (1).
ALUMNI SONS AND DAUGHTERS :
The Class of 2026 includes 39 sons and 21 d aughters of Naval Academy alumni. Eleven members of the entering class have both parents who are alumni of the Naval Academy.
EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND :
The Class of 2026 includes students from college and post high school preparatory programs, which include:
- 195 from Naval Academy Preparatory School (NAPS) in Newport, R.I. (prior enlisted: 33 Navy and 13 M arine Corps)
- 44 from the U.S. Naval Academy Foundation Program/Civilian Prep Program
TOTAL PRIOR ENLISTED :
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