Graduation 2011 Question

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  1. NU81

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    The past four years have been quite the experience and now we get to start planning for graduation. We have the schedule of events, but I have not heard how many people each midshipman will be allowed to invite to the actual graduation ceremony. Since we are coming in from the left coast reservations need to be made and hotels booked. Does anyone know where I can find out how many people we can invite?
     
  2. MarinerMom2011

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    Where did uget the schedule of events for 2011graduation weekend?
     
  3. NU81

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    I am not sure were we found this, but it was out a while ago.

    UNITED STATES MERCHANT MARINE ACADEMY
    KINGS POINT WEEKEND 2011 SCHEDULE

    EVENTS SUBJECT TO CHANGE
    The graduation speaker has not been chosen yet. There is the possibility of limited seating which for graduation. The prices etc. contained herein are also subject to change and we are not accepting payment at this time.

    THURSDAY, JUNE 16, 2011 1600 Varsity Awards Presentation in Ackerman Auditorium – To be followed by a reception at the
    Yocum Sailing Center – Cash bar
    Dress for Thursday is informal: e.g., sport coats and slacks for men; dresses, skirts or slacks for women.

    FRIDAY, JUNE 17, 2011
    0800 Colors Formation - (weather permitting) 1000 Awards Convocation- Ackerman Auditorium
    1200 Awards Luncheon - Melville Hall - Invitation only
    1900-2300 Senior Cruise – sponsored by the class of 2011 - (Dress for Friday is casual: e.g., slacks and sport shirts for men; dresses, skirts or slacks for women)

    SATURDAY, JUNE 18, 2011 0800 Colors Formation - (weather permitting) 0815- 0945 Superintendent's Coffee Reception for Graduates, Parents and Guests (complementary) - McNulty Campus at the American Merchant Marine Museum
    1000 Change of Command Ceremony- Powell Oval-Wiley Hall (Rain location:Ackerman Auditorium
    1130-1300 Barbecue* for Midshipmen, Parents & Guests at Eldridge Pool - (Rain location: Delano Hall) Midshipmen free; Parents and Guests, Faculty & Staff – $13.00/person – Advance ticket sales
    1830-2130 Melville Hall - Faculty, Staff Formal Dinner
    ** Limited seating available at the Pre-Ball dinner for midshipmen, their dates and parents Advance reservation only. Cost: $70.00/Person
    2100- 0100 Graduation Ball*** - Eldridge Pool Area–All invited.
    Advance tickets required (Midshipmen free / all others $10.00 /person) (Rain Location: Delano Hall) Dress for Saturday daytime is casual. Dress for Parents and dates attending the Ball is formal (black tie, tuxedoes, dinner jackets, or dark suits for men; cocktail dresses or gowns for women).

    SUNDAY, JUNE 19, 2011 0900 Catholic Mass - Mariners Chapel 0900 Protestant Service (St Andrew’s Chapel)
    1100 Baccalaureate Service Speaker: Captain Donald P. Troast Chaplain Corps, USN- Mariners Chapel
    1200 Brunch and Reception* - Land Hall. Advance ticket sales only Parents, Guests, Faculty, Staff & Midshipmen - $15.00/ person (Rain location: Delano Hall) Suggested dress for Sunday is lightweight sport jackets for men; dresses, skirts, or pantsuits for women. Low-heel shoes are recommended for the entire weekend.

    MONDAY, JUNE 20, 2011 0800 Colors Formation (weather permitting)
    0810 Graduation Photo – Class of 2011 – Tomb Field
    1000 Commencement Exercises - Graduation Speaker TBD ; -Tomb Field;
    Suggested dress for Monday: is lightweight sport jackets for men; dresses, skirts, or pantsuits for women.

    * Meal tickets for these events (Saturday Lunch BBQ and Sunday Brunch at Land Hall) must be purchased in advance from the Delano commissary. Tickets will go on sale starting May 9th and must be purchased by the Midshipman by May 28th.
    ** Reservations for the Pre-Ball Dinner are confirmed by check made out to Melville Hall and sent to Graduation Weekend Committee, Land Hall, USMMA Kings Point NY 11024. The cost is $140.00 per couple ($70.00 per person including midshipmen). Seating is limited; Contact Ms. Cunningham by phone or email, if you plan to attend the dinner.
    *** Tickets for the formal Graduation Ball are paid for by check payable to Class of 2011 Fund and sent to Graduation Weekend Committee, Land Hall, USMMA, Kings Point NY 11024. The cost is $10.00 per person for non-midshipmen.
    Please write separate checks for the Pre-Ball Dinner and the Graduation Ball.
    For further information, call Ms. Mary A. Cunningham in the Office of the Social Director at 516-773-5398.
    E-mail is cunninghamm@usmma.edu
     
  4. NCDSDad

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  5. kp2001

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    If graduation is outside you can bring as many people as you want (unless the President comes....doubtful this year). If it has to be moved indoors there will be a ticket system as there is limited seating.

    Most of the other events are come one, come all with some requiring advanced reservations/tickets (eg Booze Cruise)
     
  6. Sea Faring Moose Mom

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    Grad. Schedule

    DD sent one that she had received from the RC....It had more details. Ask your
    DD or DS to forward it to you.

    :rolleyes:
     
  7. KPDADTX57

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    It was sent out Jan 21st and contained no additional details - this is a copy/paste of the word document that was attached to the email that my DS forwarded. Based on past years schedules I would use this as a reliable guide as to the dates you will want to around Great Neck - time to make your flights and hotel reservations.
     
  8. kpmom2011

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    Actually, the updated graduation information is posted on the National Parents Website.....Along with the Gold & Silver Stars for 1st and 2nd Tri (under News tab).http://site.usmmanationalparentsassociation.info

    Moosemom...be careful with telling Mids to forward things. If you notice at the bottom of academy emails, it says confidential for recipient only (normal government stuff), but, if the information is not intended for public knowledge and it is forwarded your Mid could get in some trouble...... just saying!
     
  9. Sea Faring Moose Mom

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    Thanks

    Since this was all ready posted on the National Parent Website....it was OK to have DD forward......This is what she was told when she asked.

    Thanks for the caution.
     
  10. kp2001

    kp2001 USMMA Alumnus

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    This is way off topic, but if they are really putting that at the bottom of all their emails that is ridiculous. One of the tenants of classifying govt emails is to use the lowest classification system as possible. To make something for official use only/confidential just because it is "gov't" is way beyond the norms of govt email use.

    okay, back to graduation talk, sorry, couldn't resist commenting on the insanity of gov't.
     
  11. Sea Faring Moose Mom

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    Here goes......

    THIS EMAIL IS INTENDED FOR DISTRIBUTION TO ADDRESSEES ONLY. DO NOT RELEASE PURSUANT TO FOIA, DISCOVERY, OR SUBPOENA UNTIL EVALUATED FOR PRIVACY ACT, PRE-DECISIONAL, ATTORNEY WORK PRODUCT, AND ATTORNEY-CLIENT PRIVILEGED INFORMATION.

    Quote: the gov't....... :eek:
     
  12. kp2001

    kp2001 USMMA Alumnus

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    Ridiculous :thumbdown:
     
  13. jasperdog

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    Actually maybe not given we are talking about college students email that without such a footer may be required to be surrendered in response to a FOIA request without review or the opportunity to be redacted --- as a minimum it may give the Academy the opportunity to protect a mid who is under 21's privacy since unlike the USNA, USAFA and USMA they won't be protected like the information of those of military personnel that might help shield them....
    #justsayin':cool:
     
  14. KPDADTX57

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    The parent's page on the USMMA website has changed - at the bottom of the page are three links that represent the final schedule, dress code and order sheet for various activities. Note that it says there is no ticket limitation and the event will be held outdoors rain or shine (bring your slicker).

    http://sports.yahoo.com/sportsminute;_ylt=AvpJ6V0fnuyKl7sHAgR2qW85nYcB
     
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    Naaaa....No Rain in NY on 20 June 2011 :groupwave:
     
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  17. Sea Faring Moose Mom

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    All parents....please

    CHANT WITH ME......:shake:

    NO RAIN...........NO RAIN............NO RAIN...........NO RAIN ON JUNE 20!!!! :wiggle:

    NOW REPEAT...........:rolleyes:

    NO RAIN...........NO RAIN............NO RAIN...........NO RAIN ON JUNE 20!!!! :wiggle:

    AGAIN........

    NO RAIN...........NO RAIN............NO RAIN...........NO RAIN ON JUNE 20!!!! :wiggle:



    All parents, Mids and relatives of the class of 2011 THANK YOU...

    :wink::rockon:
     
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  18. KPDAD2011

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    Is it common for parents to attend the Firday evening cruise and Saturday evening Ball?
     
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    DD has already informed me that we will be attending the Friday night cruise (AKA Booze Cruise) next year. As in, "You do know that you will be . . . ." Yes, I do know that I will be. . . . :thumb:
     
  20. DinghyMom

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    KPDad ~ Yes, it is common for parents to attend the cruise and the Ball. We are :thumb:

    So any notion of President Obama coming must be out since there are unlimited tickets to graduation. That being said, do we know who the speaker will be?

    We're doing that sunny cheer too.
     

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