I-day Parking Permits?

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  1. gb2015

    gb2015 New Member

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    Were we supposed to receive parking permits for access into the academy on I-day? or do we simply show the Permit to Report sheet to gain access?
     
  2. MammaMia

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    From the USNA 2019 Parents page on Facebook:
    Arrivals and Parking I-Day, Wednesday 1 July 2015 for Class of 2019 appointees and families:
    FROM USNA Security:

    "All incoming Class of 2019 families requesting access to the yard in a private vehicle or rental car on I-Day, Wednesday 1 July will have to enter USNA from gate 8, off of Route 450. All vehicles that do not have USNA credentials (military ID, USNA Staff ID) will be subject to a vehicle inspection. Once the vehicle has been inspected, you will only be able to drop off your family and appointee outside Alumni Hall. All cars will then proceed to stadium to park vehicle and take the shuttle to return to USNA. There is no parking available for Class of 2019 families at USNA on I-Day. Highly recommend taking the shuttle and guarantee your 2019 appointee arrives when scheduled and allows time for hugs/goodbyes."

    Hope this helps.
     
  3. usna1985

    usna1985 USNA Alumnus

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    As others have said, beware of "dropping off" your DS/DD alone (i.e., without a family member/friend sticking with him/her). If left alone, they will quickly be swallowed up into the process and, by the time you return, they will be long gone, not to be seen again until the end of the day. Thus, be sure to leave at least one family member with the plebe-to-be. Or, as others have advised, take the shuttle bus, which keeps everyone together.
     
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  4. socalmomof3

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    Do we have to access the yard to get to the stadium?
     
  5. NavyHoops

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    No. Stadium is a little bit away from campus. It's a 20-30 minute walk from the stadium to campus. There will plenty of buses running on I Day.
     
  6. Memphis9489

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    That's exactly what happened to us when I dropped my twin sons off outside Alumni Hall for I-Day in 2009. At the time, I had authorization to park on the Yard (as an alumni). I dropped my sons off outside Alumni Hall while I parked in the lot directly across from Alumni Hall. There were plenty of parking spots. My wife stayed with me in the car. I parked the car, crossed the street, and couldn't see the boys. It had only been 5 minutes. Gone! Their report time wasn't for another half hour. Report times do not matter. If they see a Plebe-to-be, alone, they will usher them into Alumni Hall. No loitering!

    Needless to say, my wife was quite angry with me. I didn't know. She got over it.
     
  7. Capt MJ

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    As described here before, there is an invisible vacuum that sucks in plebes regardless of report time in that zone around Alumni Hall doors.
     
  8. NavyHoops

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    There are tons of places to drop the kids off on the yard, not just Alumni Hall. Pick a spot away from it, meet there and then go to Alumni. If there is no one in your travel party with movement difficulties just all ride the bus.
     
  9. Memphis9489

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    Well, now you tell me! :)

    Actually, it turned out to for the best. My wife would have made it an unnecessarily emotional event. The boys would've hated that. The way it happened was like pulling the band-aid off quickly. They're gone! Done! When she saw them later, after the swearing-in, she had forgotten all about it - although I had to hear about it for about an hour.

    "Why didn't you know that would happen?", she said.
    "How was I supposed to know they would go in before their report time? I told them to wait." (At the time, we didn't know they were forced to go into Alumni Hall.)
    "You went to this school! You should have known."
    "Give me a break - that was 30 years ago."
     
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