How many days before?

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  1. TheGrandInquisitor

    TheGrandInquisitor Member

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    So Iday is July 1st, does that mean I should get a hotel for June 30? Because I heard some people grab a hotel for like 3 days prior to Iday. My parents can't make it to Iday so can I just grab a hotel room for the night before Iday.
     
  2. JShawshank

    JShawshank Member

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    Check out page 10 RE: I-Day from last year's (Class of 2017) information book at the below link:

    http://www.usna.edu/PlebeSummer/_files/documents/2013/Information Booklet.pdf

    Note that you can elect to stay in Bancroft the night before since you will be on your own. Although you may want to stay at a hotel and get a few hours of TV and other relaxation in before your journey kicks off!
     
  3. usnabgo08

    usnabgo08 USNA 2008/BGO

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    Without considering any logistical issues, if possible, I recommend you enjoy your last night away from USNA. If there are logistical limits and you are forced to stay in Bancroft Hall, it won't be the end of the world.
     
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    usna1985 USNA Alumnus

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    I-Day report times are very, very early for most, so having sleeping arrangements in Annapolis is a must.

    USNA does offer appointees a free night in Bancroft. However, I absolutely agree with BGO08. If you can at all afford to do so financially, stay in a hotel. Eat out or order room service. Watch an in-room movie. Get a good night's sleep. Order a cab or, better yet, car service to take you to USNA in the morning. Or, better yet, see if you can find a fellow classmate at your hotel who's willing to take you (assuming you have the same or later report time).
     
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    pleber16 USNA 2016

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    It also really depends on where you're coming in from. I went to I-Day by myself and I was coming from Southern California. So I got there two days prior and stayed in a hotel because my flight didn't get in until later in the evening. I think by the time my shuttle from the airport finally got to the hotel it was 9 or 10 pm. So I was definitely glad I didn't fly in the day before I-Day. I just spent my last day hanging around my hotel room watching tv, sleeping, making last minute phone calls, that sort of thing.
     
  6. Glebon

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    I think I'm going to wait until we get more information to start planning. My train ride is 4 hours so I think I should be getting a hotel for the night before.
     
  7. nuensis

    nuensis USNA 2016

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    I stayed in Bancroft the day before I-Day. Instead of grabbing at the last vestiges of my civilian life, I decided a night of acclimation might be beneficial. And hotels were expensive.

    ...mostly because hotels were expensive.

    The detailers left me alone since I was still a civilian, and I was able to spend the night before and the morning of unpacking the Plebe boxed issue, learning to make the bed, organizing my room, and getting to know my NAPSter companymates without the chaos of I-Day. Until I returned from Alumni in whiteworks, I was left alone.

    Because I had my stuff in order before reporting to Alumni, I was able to help my roommate unpack his boxed issue later. Made it easier for the both of us, and alleviated much of the stress of I-Day.

    Civilian midshipman candidates residing in Bancroft are granted liberty until 2200 the night before reporting for I-Day, so it's not like you won't be able to go out to those pre-I-Day meetups at Chick and Ruth's I know you're all planning.

    Just sayin', Bancroft ain't bad.

    Report times get all kinds of messed up as the day progresses. If you're hanging around Alumni, expect to be grabbed and shoved inside regardless of what the letter says.
     

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