End of Plebe Summer/Beginning of Regular School Year

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  1. GoNavyMom

    GoNavyMom Member

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    Hi,

    Question: What do the plebes do during the time between parents weekend and when the rest of the companies return from summer break?

    GoNavyMom
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  2. BlessedX4

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    Great question! I have been wondering that as well! :smile:
     
  3. NYCUSNA2012

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    Its still plebe summer. PPW falls not at the end of plebe summer but sort of in the middle of the end. So until HELLo night, its plebe summer
     
  4. BlessedX4

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    Okay... so what is HELLo night. I'm pretty sure I get the gist, but a general description would be nice. This is the first I have heard of this...
     
  5. usna1985

    usna1985 USNA Alumnus

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    Back in my day (not sure if it's the same way now), plebes were doing some/all of the following during what is now termed "reform" -- when the upperclass return.

    -- Moving to their ac year rooms (and cleaning them -- very time consuming if this wasn't a plebe room during the summer such as, for example, if its in the other side of Mother B). In my day, there were no carts or trolleys, so moving your stuff handful by handful (or duffle bag by duffle bag) could take awhile depending on the distance b/t your old & new room.

    -- Doing company-area spirit activities, such as decorating boards, windows, etc.

    -- Obtaining books and supplies for classes

    -- Making sure you had everything for your ac-year uniforms and knew how to wear them

    -- Learning rates and doing come-arounds

    -- Formations and meals and chow calls

    I seem to recall having a bit of free time but being very afraid as the upperclass were around for 2-3 days but weren't allowed to talk to us yet. So they just watched us doing the above. It was a good time to be on best behavior!
     
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    HELLO NIGHT: Upperclass has returned for Brigade Reform and are now allowed to "talk" to and recognise Plebes. Prior to Reform and HELLO NIGHT upperclass on the Yard may not talk to or recognise Plebes if not members of the Cadre. Depending upon Company,:biggrin: At Reform HELLO Night may be OhHell night or just Hello. My understanding is that each Company does it differently. It can be nerve wracking with face against the bulkhead as upperclass come up behind and then just introduce themselves (big sigh). Or it could be Plebe Summer all over again with ten times the number of detailers. It doesn't last long. You have already survived the summer.
     
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  7. HuskiesMama

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    Yes--it is still Plebe Summer. Plebes spend the weeks (2?) between PPW and Reform, squaring corners by saying "Sir, it's still plebe summer, SIR!"

    :wink:
     
  8. GoNavyMom

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    End of Plebe Summer

    Thanks everyone. This is helpful.
     

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