Class of 2017 Parent Weekend

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  1. Shaley

    Shaley New Member

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    Hello! I'm new to the forum and very happy to be part of the community! Can anyone shed any light on what to expect for the Parent Weekend this coming August? What day should we plan on coming in? Also what does DS and DD stand for? Thanks in advance!
     
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    I can answer the last part of your question! DS is dear son and DD is dear daughter.
     
  3. usna1985

    usna1985 USNA Alumnus

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    The 2013 schedule has not yet been promulgated. However, based on prior years, the official events start at Friday noon and end Sunday at 6 pm. There may some "unofficial" events on Thursday and Friday morning, such as the MidStore being open, ships in the yard, etc.

    Depending on where you're coming from, I would shoot to arrive Thurs. evening or early Friday morning. I'd plan to depart Monday morning.

    As for what to expect, I'll defer to current/past parents. But, generally, there is a parade on Friday afternoon. You can visit your plebe's room, meet the Company Officer, etc. You can eat in King Hall with your mid (but I can promise that your mid wants to eat ANYWHERE other than King Hall -- skip that for another time:smile:). You can tour a real Navy ship, visit academic buildings, attend a religious service, go to the Mid Store, etc.

    You may want to do all of this. Your plebe, however, will want to do only the minimum required events and spend time with you in a hotel room, eating at restaurants or room service, watching TV, sleeping, etc. :biggrin:

    Remember, this is a 4-yr journey. There will be other times to do most of the stuff on the Yard. I recommend you focus on what your plebe wants to do vs. what you want to do. Just my recommendation.
     
  4. Shaley

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    Thank you so much for the information!!! We will plan on coming in on Thursday based on your recommendation. We will also take our lead from out DS (thanks for the insight on that!!)
     

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