Day visits to USNA?

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  1. Bob Borchers

    Bob Borchers 2020Hopeful

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    My daughter has applied for the Summer Session this year, but ahead of that we are going to be in the area in February. Is there the equivalent of a day visit where she can interact with midshipmen or can she just take the tour and do an admissions briefing?

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  2. kinnem

    kinnem Moderator

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    My son did a day visit once. As I recall he did not interact with any midshipmen but did do a tour and attended an admissions briefing. If you're going to be in the neighborhood it would be worthwhile doing both as it would at least give your DD an initial impression.
     
  3. Bob Borchers

    Bob Borchers 2020Hopeful

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    Thanks. Do you recall if you have to/can sign up in advance?
     
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    kinnem Moderator

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    My wife arranged it all and I'm certain she set it up in advance. She's in bed right now but perhaps I can get more details about it tomorrow.
     
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    AROTC-dad Just a dad

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    usna1985 USNA Alumnus

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    Day visits don't require any advance reservations. You can get a tour from the Visitors' Center. It is a walking tour led by a guide (not a mid) and takes you to most of the buildings that are open to the public. It runs roughly every hour. You can also attend an Admissions Office briefing. Not sure of the time but it's probably on the Admissions website. It's an overview of the process. If you are there on a WE and there are sporting events in the Yard, you could obviously attend those.

    There is not an opportunity to interact with mids but she will have that opportunity during NASS and can also request a CVW either this spring or in the fall.
     
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    Contact your local BGO and like usna1985 says ask for a CVW. Tour is very good and you don't need a reservation. Funniest thing I ever heard when walking on Stribling with my Daughter was "look dad there is a girl one".
     
  8. HopefulMomUSNA2019

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    My son attended NASS and we went on a tour 2 months later! A worthwhile experience as the guides dive into the historical context of USNA and provide a plethora of interesting facts that my son did not know or learn at NASS! The guide even gave him tips and information about traditions, sponsor families, sports, etc... I definitely recommend!


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