Many of you are anxiously awaiting the permit to report packet which will arrive in your mailboxes mid to late May. It contains forms, lots of 'em. And lots of instructions. Incoming plebe will likely need to obtain more vaccinations. And vaccination records. You will fill out forms naming beneficiaries (which is just about the time it soaks into the parents that their s/d is going not only to college, but to the military). There are forms for who to notify in case of emergency. And who to notify in case first person is not located. And who to notify in case second person is not located. Forms for where to send mids belongings in case the worst happens. And on and on. Forms listing references. For future security clearances. You are providing contact info only, not asking these folks for letters, etc. There are forms for banking (mids paycheck directly deposited into Navy Federal, I believe.) When the packet arrives, do not set it aside until late June. You need to sit down with it and a highlighter, hopefully a copy machine nearby, and begin to get through it all. Some of it is mailed in, some carried in on I-Day. I recommend the parents have a second copy of all of it along on I-Day (or within reach, like back at hotel) and another copy at home in a secure location. Heard of a family whose car was stolen on their way to I-Day. Paperwork gone with the wind.