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Commissioning Week

***UPDATE*** (0955 on 22 MAY) USMC Battle Color Detachment Performance Silent Drill Platoon has moved to weather alternate location in Wesley A. Brown Field House.  Performance will begin at 1110a.m.

May 19-26, 2017

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 2017 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 Graduation On Your Computer 

For those who will not be attending the event, the Naval Academy's Multimedia Support Center will be providing live coverage of the 2017 Graduation and Commissioning Ceremony beginning at approximately 7:30 a.m. on Livestream. 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 2017:

Updated on March 1, 2017

  • 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

23 May: Gates 1 & 3 will be closed to vehicular traffic (except emergency vehicles) from 1100 until approx 1600
24 May: Gates 1 & 3 will be closed to vehicular traffic (except emergency vehicles) from 1100 until approx 1600

Gate hours are subject to change without notice.

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