Graduation 2012

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  1. ft gordon

    ft gordon Member

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    Does the Academy (or someone set up at the Academy) offer the MIDS the opportunity to order graduation announcements and diploma frames (USMMA insignia on them)? If not, where is anyone else ordering from? My other son is at another college and a month ago they had a rep there offering different announcement packages, frames etc.
    Thanks!
     
  2. OldAirForce

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    You should shortly get info on all the things you mentioned. My son graduated last year and we ordered all of those.
     
  3. Kram1

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    Patience, Grasshopper, patience!
     
  4. KP2015MOM

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    @ ft gordon---- when my DS (2015) becomes 1st year midshipman, I will be as impatient as you... get excited and forget patience..... congrats on the end of a long journey :jump1:
     
  5. OldAirForce

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    Not sure when we received the package, I think it was from Jostens.
     
  6. OldAirForce

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    I went up to his room (I think he is around the Philippines or somewhere) and looked for the box of announcements. They came from Balfour. The order date is 05/13/11 so you have a while yet. Here is a link to the site, don't know who they will use this year.

    https://ww2.balfour.com/gradprod/default.aspx
     
  7. ft gordon

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    I have TWO graduating from different colleges this year...one son's college had their for items available to order well over a month ago...so I thought, maybe I missed USMMA.
     
  8. MarinerMom2011

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    You should start getting info in the mail anytime now. Our son graduated in 2011 and we got a package from Jostens for announcements, diploma frames and all kinds of things. We also got info from the Alumnii Assoc. and the Ships store. They actually had them in the store on campus at graduation too.
     
  9. cmakin

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    Doesn't KP graduation happen about a month after most regular colleges?
     
  10. MarinerMom2011

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    KP graduation is always about the 3rd week of June.
     
  11. JMC0759

    JMC0759 S-USMMA '12 D-USAFA '15

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    How soon after graduation does a mid need to be packed up and out of their room? Any advice on how to get all their stuff home? Any idea how/when the academy sets up the flight home?
     
  12. ft gordon

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    Do they get a ticket home after graduation? News to me!
     
  13. JMC0759

    JMC0759 S-USMMA '12 D-USAFA '15

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    If I remember correctly the academy pays to get you to indoc and then home after you graduate. I read that 4 years gao so my memory is hazy.
     
  14. cmakin

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    It has been some time, but I was basically out of my room before I graduated. I was packed before the ceremony and dumped my soaking wet dress whites (from the dip in the pool) on the deck of the second classmen that lived across the hall from me. I got a ride from a classmate over to Jersey City to get my shipping card from the union hall and then she dropped me off at JFK for the flight home, since my folks didn't come out for graduation. I was not in a mood to linger; instead I was very eager to get on with life after KP.


    I don't recall who paid for the flights. To be honest, I thought that my folks paid for all of my flights. I do know that they arranged all of them.
     
  15. OldAirForce

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    The academy does pay for the trip home. They even got our son on the same flight we took home.
     
  16. Sea Faring Moose Mom

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    Packing Out after Graduation

    My DD graduated 2011. She had to be checked out of the Barracks by 4:30 pm on Grad Day. Yes, they do have to check out with OFD, I believe. Start packing MUCH before Grad. She also sent several boxes home by FED EX and we still had barely room for her and I in her car. A filled trunk, back seat and my bag had to fit in there too. :eek:

    She was given $$$, equal to a plane ticket back to home of residence. That paid for hotels and food. :thumb:
     
  17. NU81

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    Last year when our son graduated he needed to be gone by about 4:30. Unfortunately for us we live on the west coast so everything needed to be shipped home, and there was a lot more stuff than I thought there would be. There is a FedEx place in town that we used and it worked well. We shipped his foot locker and a bunch of boxes. It all made it home OK, but you may want to have them sart getting rid of stuff now unless you want a big FedEx bill. We went to KP prior to graduation and had most of the stuff shipped a day or so before he needed out of his room.
     
  18. ft gordon

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    Announcements?

    Has anyone heard when announcements will be available for ordering for graduation?
     
  19. JMC0759

    JMC0759 S-USMMA '12 D-USAFA '15

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    Announcements

    Nothing on the Josten's or Balfor websites.
     
  20. KPMum2012

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    DD said something a couple of weeks ago about them (Jostens maybe?) coming to KP soon. She was going to take care of ordering them, so I didn't bother to get more details.
     

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