plebe summer

  1. M

    Does anybody know if the Plan Of the Day (POD) for plebe summer is posted any where online?

    I would like to know if this information is made public, even if it is one or two days in arrears. Wouldn't expect the current one to be posted for security reasons.....
  2. B

    Being the Best Plebe/Leader/Teammate During Plebe Summer

    I am an incoming MIDN (very soon) who is trying to focus on the short-term future more than the long-term future. Right now, my goal is to be the best plebe during PS. Later, my goal will be the same but during shorter periods of time. During plebe summer (not the academic year), how can I be...
  3. B

    How much should my PRT score improve over Plebe Summer?

    I'm an incoming MIDN who is curious about how much I can expect my cadence pushup count, plank time, and 1.5 mile time to improve over PS (comparing the IPRT in to the PRT administered at the end of PS).
  4. A

    How important are learning rates?

    Former service academy grads, how important are memorizing your rates during PS? How often are you questioned, how are you questioned, and what does the punishment look like for not knowing them? Any other knowledge regarding rates would be great!
  5. pnwpandas

    What criteria is used for promotions within a respective class? Does it begin at PS?

    Within the Brigade, how does a midshipman earn a promotion? For example, will some 4C's outrank others? Or, do only 1C's have some of the ranks? Does the criteria begin to be measured during Plebe Summer?
  6. A

    What do I bring for plebe summer?

    I know that the USNA issues everything that will be needed, but I was wondering if there was anything at all that I am allowed to bring that would be useful to me. Also any tips for surviving plebe summer would be appreciated.
  7. A

    Plebe Summer

    Hey! Good day to all! As someone who is about to go to plebe summer this summer, can I get some workout advices and routines that i should do during the summer besides running and swimming? Also, any type of plebe summer advice is also welcomed! Thank you all in advance!
  8. B

    Glasses During Plebe Summer

    I’m excited to join the class of 2025, and I’ve been reading lots of information about plebe summer on the forums, and through mids both in and out of the academy. However, the mids I know all never had to wear glasses, so I have a big question: how is it wearing the issued glasses during plebe...
  9. Z

    Ibuprofen during PS?

    Im going into PS and obviously running in preparation and am getting a lot of leg pain/soreness. So, I’m taking normal ibuprofen which does the trick so im wondering if we are issued anything like this on I-day or if its something we would have to request from our detailers. Additionally, how...
  10. P

    Plebe Mail

    I've been looking for a while on here about this but I haven't been able to find it. I'm an appointee for the class of 2023 and while we're heading to Annapolis in about a month, my family and friends were wondering how we know where to send mail. I know it gets sent to the academy but I saw a...
  11. Z

    Females buzzing their head/pixie cuts?

    This was touched upon in another thread, but not really answered and after reading many different posts I'm getting a little worried. I'm a girl going into c/o 23, and currently have a pixie cut. I was thinking about buzzing it all off sometime before I-day for many different reasons, but am now...
  12. B

    Concerned about running...

    Greetings: I am currently a senior in high school and was accepted to the USNA back in November. In December 2018, I avulsed my right hamstring tendon in a school wrestling match. I had surgery on 03 Jan 2019, and I am just now able to get back into running. I am currently going through the...
  13. PapaMedic

    Wisdom Teeth Wisdom?

    Can anyone shed light on the need to have wisdom teeth removed prior to reporting for I-day or NRTOC? My nephew who is an active duty submariner advised having my DD's wisdom teeth removed even if they were not giving her any problems, because several of his buddies were "told" that the Navy...
  14. MathProf

    USNA Sponsor Families

    Today was sponsor family meet & greet for plebes. Final plebe summer phone call immediately followed & DD reported she was one of 4 in her company that no sponsor came to meet. I assume all plebes who ask for a sponsor are assigned to someone.... Can anyone tell me how they connect if sponsors...
  15. MathProf

    Plebe Summer Glasses

    When we saw our DD on I-Day after the swearing in ceremony, she was struggling with the clownishly large glasses she was issued. Frames are so big they make her ears fold over and fall off every time she turns her head. Does anyone know if plebes ever have glasses remade? Allowed some type of...
  16. rock_on_USNA2022

    Girlfriend coming to Plebe Parents' Weekend?

    I am going to be reporting for I-Day as a member of the Class of '22. My girlfriend (of a year and a half) can't make it for I-Day. Would it be appropriate for her to come up to Annapolis for PPW? I'm just trying to balance my family responsibilities with my relationship with her- don't want...
  17. K

    Course validation

    Hello all, I know this might be a long shot, but can anyone speak to validating chemistry 1 & 2? I have read through the resources I could find on course validation at USNA but am curious about the tests administered/steps necessary to place out of chem 1&2, as AP scores are not used to do...
  18. N

    USNA Varsity Swim Team Question

    Hi all, I was wondering if anyone on these forums is/was on the varsity swim team at the Naval Academy, or if you know someone that is/has been on the team. I'm just wondering if anyone knows how many people walk on the swim team each year, and how many people try out for sports (If I'm...
  19. N

    Don't know what to do about this dilemma. Help is greatly appreciated!

    I have an urgent issue that I'm hoping you all could help me out with. I'm entering my senior year of high school, and I am a candidate for the Naval Academy. I have been reading recently that most candidates do not receive offers of appointment until January, and it is not uncommon to not hear...
  20. B

    I-Day Weigh In

    Does anyone know what the maximum weights are when you show up on I-Day? Do the detailers check? I'm aware they do at other SAs but wasn't sure at USNA. What happens if someone doesn't make weight, but is obviously (or not obviously) physically fit? Do they do a BMI or body fat % test or anything?