Due to the fact that the class of 2014 for USAFA had their I Day on Thursday, I was wondering if there was any significance of the starting days of the various five service academies. For example, USMA and USCGA will be starting on Monday, June 28. USNA will be starting on July 1, a Thursday, and USMMA is starting July 8, another Thursday. Being an appointee to USCGA, I am curious as to why 3 of the other 4 academies are starting on a Thursday instead of starting at the beginning of the week like USCGA and USMA. Any insight or opinion would be appreciated.