Parents’ Information Induction Day 2019

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Today is a proud and exciting day for the Class of 2023, their families, and friends. Your midshipman candidates will be busy from the moment of arrival until the Oath of Office ceremony at 6 p.m. Upon the conclusion of this ceremony, you will have time for a short visit with your midshipman. Keep in mind that you will be unable to meet your midshipman until this point. Please take the opportunity during the day to tour the Yard and attend the scheduled Parents’ Brief. This brief and various items of interest are described in this handout. A map of the Naval Academy has also been provided for your convenience. Briefing for the Parents of the Class of 2023 Parents are encouraged to attend this special briefing, which will be held at 2:30 p.m. and will include remarks by the Superintendent, Commandant, Academic Dean, and Athletic Director. Location: (USNA crest on map) Oath of Office Ceremony The Class of 2023 will be sworn in during a formal ceremony at 6 p.m. Parents and friends of midshipman candidates are cordially invited to attend. Although the ceremony begins promptly at 6 p.m., your midshipman will arrive and be seated at approximately 5:45 p.m. Location: Tecumseh Court (7 on map) - Fair Weather Alumni Hall (USNA Crest on map) - Inclement Weather Personal Swearing-in Ceremonies by relatives or guests (active duty or retired military personnel) will be conducted in Smoke Hall (beneath the Rotunda) immediately following the Oath of Office Ceremony. Dahlgren Hall/Drydock Restaurant The Drydock Restaurant in Dahlgren Hall will serve breakfast from 7 a.m. until 10 a.m. Fresh-baked bagels, breakfast sandwiches, and other assorted breakfast items, to include some take-out, will be available. Lunch and dinner will be served from 10 a.m. until 9 p.m. Selections include sandwiches, salads, pizza, hamburgers, hot dogs, subs and much more. Ice cream, cookies, sodas, iced tea and juices are also available. Exhibit A new exhibit is on display in Halsey Field House, in the hall leading from Gate 1 to the Armel-Leftwich Visitor Center. The exhibit features several interactive screens, including a 20’x 6’ touch-screen, interactive wall map to help visitors get an idea of the locations and sites to see on the Yard; a station dedicated to featured graduates of USNA; interactive video screens featuring midshipmen and recent graduates who discuss admissions, academics, midshipman life, and career options; and an interactive screen which hosts the USNA Alumni Association directory and look-up. Other features in the exhibit include nearly 700 current-day photos and videos of life at the academy, and larger-than-life photography of the academy’s most iconic moments. Armel-Leftwich Visitor Center The Armel-Leftwich Visitor Center overlooks Annapolis Harbor and the Chesapeake Bay. It features an information center, a theater with a 12-minute film Call“ to Serve,” vending machines and guide service. The 4,500-square-foot gift shop features Naval Academy, Navy, and Marine Corps issue-ware, souvenirs, prints, books, CDs, and videos. Visitor Center profits are used to support activities of the Brigade of Midshipmen. The center is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. March through December and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. January and February. The center is closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day. On Induction Day, free guided walking tours will be provided by Visitor Center personnel from 7 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. originating from the Alumni Hall area. After 9:30 a.m., tours are available starting at the Visitor Center. Fees for tours are: adults at $10; seniors (ages 62+) at $9; and students (K through 12) at $8. There is no charge for children of preschool age. For more information, call the Armel-Leftwich Visitor Center at 410-293-8687 (TOUR) or visit the website at www.navyonline.com. The Midshipmen Store The Midshipmen Store is a retail activity to service the needs of the Brigade of Midshipmen. Located in Bancroft Hall, this activity carries a wide range of items required by Midshipmen in the performance of their duties. Like other college stores, it also carries a complete line of the U.S. Naval Academy emblematic items and gifts. The Midshipmen Store is located in the first and third wing basements of Bancroft Hall. Call 866-214-8069 or 410-293-2392/3. Parents are allowed to shop in the Midshipmen Store using issued Parent/Guardian shopping cards that will be issued at the Midshipmen Store during 4/C Parents’ Weekend. Shopping cards expire May 2023. Parents may also shop at the Midshipmen Store on Induction Day by using the “Family Member” stickers mailed earlier with the Midshipmen Store brochure. Store hours for Induction Day are: Wednesday, June 29, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Thursday, June 30, from 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. All profits from the Midshipmen Store are used to support activities of the Brigade of Midshipmen. Induction Day Schedule of Events

5:30 a.m. Gate One to Naval Academy open 6 a.m. Class of 2023 begins reporting

7 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Naval Academy Yard Tours Sampson Hall (Free tours provided by Visitor Center) 7 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Midshipmen Store open Bancroft Hall 7 a.m. - 9 p.m. Drydock restaurant open Dahlgren Hall 8 a.m. Colors Ceremony Worden Gazebo 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. Welcome Aboard Picnic for Hospital Point* parents and family of the Class of 2023 sponsored by the Naval Academy Alumni Association/Foundation and the USNA Class of 1973. 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Yard Patrol Craft Tours Dewey Field Seawall 1:45 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Band Concert Alumni Hall 2:30 p.m. - 3:45 p.m. Parents’ Briefing Alumni Hall 5:25 p.m. Band Concert Tecumseh Court 6 p.m. Oath of Office Ceremony Tecumseh Court (Following Oath of Personal Swearing-in Ceremonies Smoke Hall*** (beneath Office Ceremony) Bancroft Hall Rotunda) 6:30 p.m. - 7:15 p.m. Midshipmen meet with Stribling Walk** family/friends 7:15 p.m. Evening Meal Formation Stribling Walk** Begin Routine * In case of inclement weather, will be held in Dahlgren Hall ** In case of inclement weather, will be held in Alumni Hall *** In case of inclement weather, will be held in the Bo Coppedge Room of Alumni Hall Class of 2023 Parents Weekend August 8-11, 2019 Make plans now to return to Annapolis to visit your midshipman as he or she completes Plebe Summer. In addition to being able to spend quality time with your midshipman, some of the events scheduled include an academic majors exhibit and a 4/C Regiment Formal Parade. Facilities & Services

The following facilities and services are available at the Naval Academy for the families and friends of the Class of 2023 and are listed below with location and times of operation for Induction Day:

Parents’ Information Table Time: 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. Location: In front of Alumni Hall Weather alt.: Dahlgren Hall (2nd deck) (6 on map)

Drydock Restaurant Time: 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Location: Dahlgren Hall (1st deck) (6 map)

Midshipmen Store (I-Day) Time: 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. June 26, 2018 (I-Day minus 1) Time: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Location: 1st and 3rd Wing basement of Bancroft Hall

Library Time: 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Location: Nimitz Library

Naval Academy Museum Time: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Regular hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mon.-Sat. Location: Preble Hall (10 on map) 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sun

Naval Academy Yard Tours Time: 7 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. (Free tours provided by Visitor Center) Location: Sampson Hall (next to Alumni Hall)

Tours of Yard Patrol Craft (I-Day) Time: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. (Navy training craft) Location: Dewey Field Seawall

Chapel and Crypt of John Paul Jones Time: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Location: Chapel (9 on map)

Armel-Leftwich Visitor Center Time: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Location: Seward side of Halsey Field House (1 on map) Important Information

The following regulations regarding Plebe Summer and the first semester of Plebe Year are provided for your information and advanced planning: 1. During Plebe Summer, midshipmen are unavailable for visiting. This limitation includes chapel services. Exceptions can be made for emergencies; contact your midshipman’s Company Officer. 2. The mailing of “care packages” to Midshipmen Fourth Class is encouraged. However, the items should be single-serving, nonperishable, and able to fit in a shipping container no larger than a shoe box to facilitate storage and handling. All food should be sent in air-tight containers. Packages must be sent via mail; no packages will be accepted at the Main Office for delivery to midshipmen. 3. Midshipmen Fourth Class are required to sit with the Brigade of Midshipmen during home football games. Please do not purchase tickets for them. 4. During the academic year, Midshipmen Fourth Class are normally authorized town liberty on Saturday afternoons and evenings. 5. Any Midshipman Fourth Class who requests a sponsor will be assigned one during Plebe Summer. Sponsors are local families who volunteer to provide a “home away from home” for midshipmen. 6. Per Midshipmen Regulations, no Midshipman Fourth Class (regardless of age) is permitted to drink alcoholic beverages unless they are on authorized leave from the Naval Academy. 7. The Army-Navy football game is currently scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 14, 2019 at the Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Midshipmen Fourth Class will be bussed back to the Naval Academy following completion of the game. 8. Thanksgiving and Christmas are leave periods. Only those midshipmen who have lost leave as a result of conduct offenses or physical education deficiencies will be required to remain at the Naval Academy. Those who are professionally or academically deficient and appearing before the Academic or Advisory Board may be required to return early from Christmas leave. Military duties and obligations frequently change. It is the responsibility of your son or daughter to ensure the days and times of leave periods are correct and approved by their chain of command prior to buying a plane ticket. Anticipated commencement and expiration dates for these leave periods are as follows:

Commence Expire Thanksgiving Leave Last class/last military Dec. 1, 8 p.m. obligation on Nov. 27 End-of-Semester Leave After last exam Dec. 16-18 Jan. 4, Tentative Parents’ Website Information The following websites contain important information on Plebe Summer, the Naval Academy Alumni Association, and the overall Naval Academy experience.

www. usna.edu/PlebeSummer www.usna.com www.facebook.com/USNavalAcademy www.twitter.com/NavalAcademy www.flickr.com/photos/unitedstatesnavalacademy/sets www.youtube.com/user/usnapao Mailing Address for Your Midshipman A sample mailing address for your midshipman is provided below. P.O. Box information is not required in the mailing address during Plebe Summer. Midshipmen will receive their P.O. Box assignments at the end of the summer. Upon completion of Plebe Summer, you must include your midshipman’s P.O. Box # to ensure mail delivery. UPS, Federal Express, or any other express carrier mail must use the academic year address. During Plebe Summer During academic year MIDN 4/C______MIDN 4/C______Company, ______Platoon 1 Wilson Rd. # (P.O. Box Number) Annapolis, MD 21412 Annapolis, MD 21412 Useful Phone Numbers Admissions...... 410-293-4361 Armel-Leftwich Visitors Center...... 410-293-8687 (TOUR) Bancroft Hall Main Office...... 410-293-5001/2 Chaplain Services...... 410-293-1100 Information...... 410-293-1000 Naval Academy Alumni Association...... 410-295-4000 Naval Academy Alumni Association Parents’ Club...... 410-295-4019 Naval Academy Athletic Association...... 410-293-2700 Ticket Office...... 1-800-US4-NAVY Naval Academy Foundation...... 410-295-4100 Parents’ Fund...... 410-295-4165 Naval Academy Museum...... 410-293-2108 Naval Institute...... 410-268-6110 Navy Federal Credit Union...... 1-888-842-6328 Public Affairs Office...... 410-293-2292 Ticket Office (Music & Theater)...... 410-293-TIXS ROWE BLVD. ROWE 1 3 4 2 (Shuttle to Gate 1) StadiumMemorial at Corps Navy-Marine Visitor Parking are located here. Olympic-size pool and a wrestling arena e Athletic Hall of Fame, an Lejeune Physical Education Center football locker room. varsity athletic training complex, and Athletic Association (NAAA) oces, a e building also houses Naval Academy Tickets for Navy athletics are sold here. Ricketts Hall, NAAA Ticket Oce except for some federal holidays. through Saturday at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Admissions briengs are held Monday applying to the Naval Academy. to the public and candidates interested in Center. e Oce of Admissions is open Located on the second deck of Visitor Admissions Brigade of Midshipmen activities. sale of tours and merchandise support movie, and a theater showing the 13-minute housed in the visitor center are exhibits clothing, hats, gifts and souvenirs. Also Academy Gift Shop, which features Academy Guide and the Naval Service houses an information desk, ocial Naval e visitor center, located inside Gate 1, VisitorArmel-Leftwich Center Welcome! Great moments and heroes in American history are represented throughout Lawrence e Call to Serve . Prots from the accessible through the Gate 1 pedestrian entrances on Randall Street and Prince Field the Yard in statues, paintings, ship models and artifacts. e Naval Academy is Terwilliger Brothers Clubhouse FitzGerald

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