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Naval Academy Class of 2017 Arrives for Induction Day

Posted on: June 13, 2013 08:00 EDT

Press Release #: 036-13

WHO: More than 1,200 young men and women report as the Naval Academy Class of 2017.

WHEN: Thursday, June 27 beginning at 6 a.m.

WHERE: U.S. Naval Academy’s Alumni Hall, Annapolis, Md.

WHAT: Incoming plebes (freshmen) are processed through various stations in Alumni Hall to become members of the Naval Academy’s Class of 2017. Stations include uniform issue, medical examinations, hair-cuts and learning to salute. The day culminates with the Oath of Office ceremony at 6 p.m. in Tecumseh Court. After the ceremony plebes will meet with their families for the last time until Plebe Parent’s Weekend, Aug. 8-11.  Plebe Summer officially begins at the completion of the Oath of Office ceremony.

For more information about Induction Day and Plebe Summer, please visit our electronic press kit at

NOTE TO EDITORS AND REPORTERS: Media planning to cover this event or wishing to interview/photograph plebes, their parents and/or midshipmen first class (seniors) responsible for plebe training need to contact the Public Affairs Office at 410-293-2292 no later than noon, Wednesday, June 26. Please call the Public Affairs Office by Tuesday, June 25 to make arrangements to bring a microwave or satellite truck to I-Day or the Oath of Office Ceremony.

      Media check-in June 27 for Alumni Hall activities:

  • Media Check-in: 5:45 a.m. – 9 a.m.
  • Coverage: 6 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  • Check-in location: Gate 8 (off MD 450) Public Affairs staff will direct to parking and check-in table.
  • Media arriving after 9 a.m. should call the Public Affairs Office at 410-293-2292 (cells 410-320-9713/9737 may be used as alternates) to make arrangements to check-in with Public Affairs Office staff.  No additional media vehicles will be permitted on the grounds after 9 a.m.

       Media check-in for Oath of Office Ceremony:  

  • Media Check-in: 5-5:30 p.m.
  • Coverage: 6-7:30 p.m.
  • Check-in locations: Walk through Gate 3 (at Maryland Avenue and Hanover Street) or drive on through Gate 8 (Maryland Route 450) where Public Affairs staff will direct you to parking and check-in


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