I-Day Schedule of Events?

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  1. 2020 Parent

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    Has anybody seen a schedule of events/things to do at the Academy for I-Day? I am aware of the picnic and some of the other things to do, but I am wondering if there is a published schedule somewhere?

    Also, I understand that there may be some events the next day that parents are invited to stay for/watch?

    Can anybody provide info on these matters?

    Thanks and good luck to all!!!
     
  2. murfthesurf

    murfthesurf DS - USNA 2020

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  3. Capt MJ

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    Keep checking the USNA Calendars and PS website. The detailed I-Day sked will eventually be there.

    http://www.usna.edu/PAO/calendars.php

    http://www.usna.edu/PlebeSummer/iday.php


    All the final details are being worked and will likely get signed off by Dant Friday COB or first thing Monday. Lots of coordination required around the Yard. Priors and NAPSters report early, so it will all come together soon. A good military saying: "It's written in jello right now." It will likely be similar to previous years' schedules.
     
  4. 2020 Parent

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    Thanks very much for the assurance that information is coming!!!
     
  5. Capt MJ

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    Looks like it will be partly cloudy, low 80's. Classic sticky fun.
     
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  6. time2

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    I don't recall there ever being any parent activities for the day AFTER I-day, although things can change from what was previously done. While the Yard is open to the public, it is generally not a good idea to be around during Plebe summer and call undo attention to your mid and/or be a distraction during whatever training is taking place.
     
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  7. coachkarl

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    I've read this many times and, while we are only a few hours away, we are going to have to fight our instincts to "drop in" on our Plebe!
     
  8. time2

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    ^^^ Good idea. Lots of older threads on this topic but haven't seen it mentioned much this year. Plebes need to be 100% focused on their detailers and whatever it is they are doing, having well meaning friends/relatives waving or trying to get their attention would NOT be a good thing. This is not your typical college and PPW is the next time USNA encourages you to visit.
     
  9. ChuckUSNAdad

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    Check out the USNA Maryland parents club website, they have a great I-day guide to check out.
     
  10. murfthesurf

    murfthesurf DS - USNA 2020

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    :director:I-Day Schedule of Events is now Posted.

    I-DAY SCHEDULE OF EVENTS, JUNE 30th 2016

    0615 Commence processing for the incoming class (Alumni Hall).

    0700-1730 USNA (Midshipman) Store open.

    0700-0930 Free Tours provided by the Visitor’s Center in front of Alumni Hall.

    0800 Colors Ceremony (music provided by band at Worden Field Gazebo).

    0800-1700 Armel-Leftwich Visitor Center Gift Shop open.

    0930-1500 Naval Academy Tours & Information available (Armel-Leftwich Visitor Center).

    1000-1400 Yard Patrol Craft tours (Dewey Seawall).

    1100-1300 Alumni Association/USNA Foundation Welcome Aboard Picnic (Hospital Point; inclement weather, in Dahlgren Hall).

    1345-1430 Band Concert, inside Alumni Hall.

    1430-1530 Parents' Briefing in Alumni Hall (Superintendent, Commandant, Academic Dean and Provost, Athletic Director)

    1710 Form up Candidates for Oath of Office Ceremony.

    1725 Band Concert (T-Court) and procession to seats.

    1800 Oath of Office Ceremony in Tecumseh Court (inclement weather, in Alumni Hall).

    1830-1915 Incoming class meet with parents in designated areas/Personal swearing-in ceremonies

    1930 Evening meal formation (Stribling Walk) with Band support.
     
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  11. Joedoe

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    Yeah, don't do that. My family is only a few hours away as well, and I really appreciate that they stayed away. Some parents show up for the track smoker or the Bay Sox game or just to linger around the yard hoping to catch a glimpse. My advice is to stay away until PPW. They really, really don't need you there either distracting them or calling any undue attention to them.
     
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  12. NavyHoops

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    Agree so much with staying away. I remember as a detailer I had a local kid and his parents brought McDonald's by Main Office a few times a week for him. We had to retrieve it and give it to him. Guess who sat in the middle of the hall and had 80 classmates watch him eat McDs? He was mortified, he begged his parents to stop. The officer of the day begged them to stop. They didn't. It honestly will freak your kid out to see you more than anything. They will get nervous and lose focus. Every year we see kids trying to sneak visits with their parents at chapel and the Baysox and it honestly makes them stick out to their classmates and not in a good way. Being close enough to visit is awesome and once the AC starts you will have Mids galore visiting your home the first year. Kids go to 13 weeks of boot camp without a visit and barely a few phone calls, they can make it 5 weeks before they get a visit. Good luck to everyone!
     
  13. LongAgoPlebe

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    Oooooo. That makes me physically cringe, 27 years after my own plebe year. Ewwww. <shiver>
     
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  14. Capt MJ

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    I-Day Freebies:

    On Hospital Point, across the footbridge adjacent to Alumni Hall:
    - free cold water (USAA)
    - free Proud Parent of a Naval Academy Midshipman canvas totes (USAA)
    - Shade Tent with chairs (USAA)
    - Expo Tent with various vendors, USAA, NFCU, Parents Clubs from many states, NAAA ("N-Triple-A," the Athletic Assn), local hotels (hot tip: the cookies from the Doubletree), lots of free stuff.

    Even if you didn't buy a ticket to the Alumni Assn lunch tent, you are welcome to grab free water, sit down in the Shade Tent, browse the Expo Tent.

    I used to work for USAA, and confirmed with them today they were doing all the usual stuff.

    Have a great I-Day!
     
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