graduation week

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  1. proudmomcolorado

    proudmomcolorado Member

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    Help needed from past grads and parents please, :confused:

    Could someone enlighten me as to how much free time my DS will have the week prior to graduation. Any free time perhaps? :smile:

    Also graduation Monday, perhaps a rough schedule from prior years? :smile:

    Thank you. Any and all information would be very much appreciated. :thumb:

    PS Keep your heads up. We are so proud of all of you.
     
  2. KP2013dramamama

    KP2013dramamama Member

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    They are off sometime on Friday after Coast Guard License passing and celebration until 1700 on 12 June. Graduation is at 10 am on June 17th. See the full schedule of events below.

    Stop by our RV and celebrate with us!

    UNITED STATES MERCHANT MARINE ACADEMY
    KINGS POINT WEEKEND 2013 SCHEDULE

    FRIDAY, JUNE 14, 2013
    0800 Colors Formation – Powell Oval (weather permitting)
    1000 Awards Convocation - Ackerman Auditorium
    1200 Awards Luncheon - Melville Hall. Guests $ 25.00 per person
    1900-2300 Senior Cruise – Sponsored by the Class of 2013(see your midshipman for details)
    Dress for Friday is casual: e.g., slacks and sport shirts for men; dresses, skirts or slacks for women.

    SATURDAY, JUNE 15, 2013
    0800 Colors Formation – Powell Oval (weather permitting)
    0815-0930 Information and Hospitality Center – Land Hall- Sponsored by the USMMA Parents Association
    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 – $ 15.00 per person – Advance ticket sales
    1900-2100 Reception Melville Hall – Details to follow $30.00 per person – Advance reservation only **
    2100- 0100 Graduation Ball** - music by STAGES - Eldridge Pool Area
    (Rain Location: Delano Hall) All invited.
    Advance tickets required (Midshipmen free / all others $10.00 per person)
    Dress for Saturday daytime is casual. Dress for Parents and dates attending the Ball is formal (Dinner Dress White Jacket or equivalent for military personnel, black tie, tuxedoes, dinner jackets, or dark suits for men; cocktail dresses or gowns for women).

    SUNDAY, JUNE 16, 2013
    0830-1000 Information and Hospitality Center – Land Hall. Sponsored by the USMMA Parents Association
    0900 Religious Services: Catholic Mass (Mariners Chapel) and Protestant Services (St Andrew’s Chapel)
    1100 Baccalaureate Service – Mariners Chapel. Speaker: Captain Gary W. Clore, Chaplain Corps, U.S. Navy
    1100-1300 Brunch – Land Hall. $15.00 per person, Advance sales only (limited tickets at door $20.00 per person)*
    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 17, 2013
    0800 Colors Formation – Powell Oval (weather permitting)
    0815-0930 Information and Hospitality Center – Land Hall – Sponsored by the USMMA Parents Association
    0810 Graduation Photo – Class of 2013 – Tomb Field
    1000 Commencement Exercises – Tomb Field rain or shine. Speaker: General William M. Fraser III, Commander, U.S. Transportation Command

    Suggested dress for Monday is lightweight sport jackets for men; dresses, skirts, or pantsuits for women. Uniform is Service Dress White or service equivalent for military personnel.

    NOTE: The Graduation Ceremonies will be held on Tomb Field, rain or shine. In the event of inclement weather, please wear appropriate weatherproof clothing. We discourage the use of umbrellas while seated in the stands, to avoid obstructing the view of other guests. Also note that the ceremony will be simulcast in Ackerman Auditorium, rain or shine, for guests wishing to watch the Ceremony indoors.


    *Meal tickets for Saturday Lunch BBQ and the Sunday Brunch must be purchased in advance from the Delano commissary.
    Tickets must be purchased by the Midshipman by June 1. Checks should be made out to “NANA Services”.

    **Reservations for Friday’s Awards Lunch, Saturday’s Reception on Melville Hall porch (appetizers and cash bar),
    and the June Ball Saturday night are confirmed by check and tickets issued. Separate checks for each event, please.

    Checks are made out to “Regimental Activities NAFI” and sent to Graduation Weekend Committee 300 Steamboat Road, USMMA, Kings Point NY 11024


    For further information, contact the Social Director, Ms. Mary A. Cunningham cunninghamm@usmma.edu
     
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  3. kdbax

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    We just received the schedule and form to reserve the barbecue, reception and ball in the mail today. I noticed that graduation is now on Tomb Field rather than Barney Square, which is what the original schedule said.

    As for DS's schedule - we're still going by the unofficial KP motto of "Semper Gumby." Theoretically, he has open gangway after license until June 12. However, there are still a lot of items up in the air (he's commissioning Navy and right now that's still very much a work in progress) so we figure we'll see him when we see him. We live only 2 1/2 hours away and he has a car.
     
  4. proudmomcolorado

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    grad thurs and mon

    Yes we will stop by to see you :shake: and I see that there is something coming in the mail, and we are absolutely thrilled for all the grads!!!!
    However, I am doubting myself long distance......From past graduations......

    - do the mids have any free time Thur before grad (ie I made plans including DS) and

    - some family has 5:40pm mon Laguardia plane tickets, should these tickets be changed?

    Thanks again. As always. :thumb:
     
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  5. KP2013Momm

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    I thought I read some where that the BBQ after Change of Command was $15. I can not believe that graduation is so close. I am still holding my breath. It has been a crazy ride.
     
  6. kdbax

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    The BBQ is $15 and you have to purchase tickets through Delano by June 1. Our DS is taking care of that and the Sunday Brunch. I too will be holding my breath until bell ringing (in whatever form that takes).
     
  7. KP2013dramamama

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    OOO, I hope the Bell Ringing is a live-feed.......
     
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    Not sure about live feed for bell ringing but my husband and other parents will be there and then will post. Plan to read the manual for my phone and tablet this week.
     

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