CVW Advice

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  1. USNA2020

    USNA2020 Member

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    I just got an invitation for a Candidate Visit Weekend and I was wondering if anyone can give me a general overview of what it's going to be like?

    What should I expect/What should I be prepared for, will I be evaluated, etc.? Thanks! Also if you know of previous posts about CVWs, feel free to link those as well
     
  2. USNA2020

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    Also, when is the best time to go? I'm available to go from September 3-5 or November 12-14.. any thoughts?
     
  3. ca2midwestmom

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    Did you do a search for previous posts about CVWs? Plenty here from what I remember with lots of detail of what to expect.
     
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  4. NavyHoops

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    Agree with above there are tons of old threads on this. Use the search function as there literally dozens of them. Pick the date that works better with your schedule. Something to ponder... Early Sept the Plebes are 2-3 weeks into the academic year. They are your hosts. Their experiences are still limited, they are still coming out of the haze of Plebe Summer, and are many are still figuring out the whole ac year. Mid Nov the Plebes are now a few weeks out from completing the first semester, so their experiences are greater and probably a greater variety of opinions. They will have a greater more informed view of usna at this point. With that being said it's 2 weeks from their first trip home and most are pretty tired and anxious to get home. So you might have some cynicism too with the tired and stressful year adding up. So pros and cons to each . Early sept can still be hot and humid, if this is new to you, might be a good chance to experience what plebe summer weather can be like. If you are a San Diego kid fall is pretty awesome on the yard. If you are truly usna or bust... Then either date is probably ok. If you are torn or really trying to line up decisions early might be better.
     
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  5. OtB

    OtB Dont Tread On Me & No step on snake either!

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    1. Bring your host (and their roommates) homemade cookies
    2. Wear nondescript clothing.
    3. Ask questions
    4. Be humble
    5. Have fun
    6. Did I mention to wear nondescript clothing i.e. High school, jrotc, no SEAL tridents etc.
     
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  7. Naval Architect Wannabe

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    Second that on nondescript clothing. One of the kids who went to CVW with me last year wore all his jrotc things and was the butt of a lot of jokes between the midshipmen. Nothing at all against jrotc, just a warning about how it would be viewed during a CVW.
     
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    Do they offer you dates to pick from? What are the dates in September 2015? Wondering if we should inquire about it with officer.
     
  9. USNAco2019hopeful

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    +1 with Naval Architect... I got no problem with JROTC but if you are visiting or going to a SA/SMC just never bring it up, it will never lead to positive things. Also stick away from the Varsity Jackets as well, they don't care.

    Im not trying to sound mean, its just what I've witnessed.
     
  10. USNAco2019hopeful

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    Also, if possible i would definitely recommend attending a CVW, it is a hugely beneficial experience. I don't know any other way as a candidate you would be able to see the inside of the academy during the academic year.
     
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