2011 Graduation

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  1. KPDADTX57

    KPDADTX57 5-Year Member

    Apr 24, 2007
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    Here is the preliminary schedule that just came out - I cannot believe that DS is almost done. That was fast!!


    The graduation speaker has not been chosen yet. There is the possibility of limited seating which for graduation. The prices etc. contained herein are also subject to change and we are not accepting payment at this time.

    THURSDAY, JUNE 16, 2011 1600 Varsity Awards Presentation in Ackerman Auditorium – To be followed by a reception at the
    Yocum Sailing Center – Cash bar
    Dress for Thursday is informal: e.g., sport coats and slacks for men; dresses, skirts or slacks for women.

    FRIDAY, JUNE 17, 2011
    0800 Colors Formation - (weather permitting) 1000 Awards Convocation- Ackerman Auditorium
    1200 Awards Luncheon - Melville Hall - Invitation only
    1900-2300 Senior Cruise – sponsored by the class of 2011 - (Dress for Friday is casual: e.g., slacks and sport shirts for men; dresses, skirts or slacks for women)

    SATURDAY, JUNE 18, 2011 0800 Colors Formation - (weather permitting) 0815- 0945 Superintendent's Coffee Reception for Graduates, Parents and Guests (complementary) - McNulty Campus at the American Merchant Marine Museum
    1000 Change of Command Ceremony- Powell Oval-Wiley Hall (Rain location:Ackerman Auditorium
    1130-1300 Barbecue* for Midshipmen, Parents & Guests at Eldridge Pool - (Rain location: Delano Hall) Midshipmen free; Parents and Guests, Faculty & Staff – $13.00/person – Advance ticket sales
    1830-2130 Melville Hall - Faculty, Staff Formal Dinner
    ** Limited seating available at the Pre-Ball dinner for midshipmen, their dates and parents Advance reservation only. Cost: $70.00/Person
    2100- 0100 Graduation Ball*** - Eldridge Pool Area–All invited.
    Advance tickets required (Midshipmen free / all others $10.00 /person) (Rain Location: Delano Hall) Dress for Saturday daytime is casual. Dress for Parents and dates attending the Ball is formal (black tie, tuxedoes, dinner jackets, or dark suits for men; cocktail dresses or gowns for women).

    SUNDAY, JUNE 19, 2011 0900 Catholic Mass - Mariners Chapel 0900 Protestant Service (St Andrew’s Chapel)
    1100 Baccalaureate Service Speaker: Captain Donald P. Troast Chaplain Corps, USN- Mariners Chapel
    1200 Brunch and Reception* - Land Hall. Advance ticket sales only Parents, Guests, Faculty, Staff & Midshipmen - $15.00/ person (Rain location: Delano Hall) Suggested dress for Sunday is lightweight sport jackets for men; dresses, skirts, or pantsuits for women. Low-heel shoes are recommended for the entire weekend.

    MONDAY, JUNE 20, 2011 0800 Colors Formation (weather permitting)
    0810 Graduation Photo – Class of 2011 – Tomb Field
    1000 Commencement Exercises - Graduation Speaker TBD ; -Tomb Field;
    Suggested dress for Monday: is lightweight sport jackets for men; dresses, skirts, or pantsuits for women.

    * Meal tickets for these events (Saturday Lunch BBQ and Sunday Brunch at Land Hall) must be purchased in advance from the Delano commissary. Tickets will go on sale starting May 9th and must be purchased by the Midshipman by May 28th.
    ** Reservations for the Pre-Ball Dinner are confirmed by check made out to Melville Hall and sent to Graduation Weekend Committee, Land Hall, USMMA Kings Point NY 11024. The cost is $140.00 per couple ($70.00 per person including midshipmen). Seating is limited; Contact Ms. Cunningham by phone or email, if you plan to attend the dinner.
    *** Tickets for the formal Graduation Ball are paid for by check payable to Class of 2011 Fund and sent to Graduation Weekend Committee, Land Hall, USMMA, Kings Point NY 11024. The cost is $10.00 per person for non-midshipmen.
    Please write separate checks for the Pre-Ball Dinner and the Graduation Ball.
    For further information, call Ms. Mary A. Cunningham in the Office of the Social Director at 516-773-5398.
    E-mail is cunninghamm@usmma.edu
  2. NU81

    NU81 5-Year Member

    Oct 27, 2009
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    Does anyone know when we will find out about the potential limited seating issue? We would like to start looking at booking rooms and would like to know how many rooms we will need.
  3. kp2001

    kp2001 10-Year Member

    Jun 9, 2006
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    This usually applies when the festivities need to move indoors for weather. Maybe a parent or graduate from when President Bush spoke can answer if there were any additional limits at that graduation. I would seriously doubt President Obama is coming this year, so I wouldn't worry too much.

    Bring everyone that you can/want, even if they can't see the actual graduation ceremony that is but one very small part of the entire weekend.

    USMMECOM 5-Year Member

    Aug 24, 2008
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    It would be great if the President or VP would attend but the down side is a limited number of invitations. I attended the graduation with President Bush and I think Mids were limited to five guests but am not sure. The only other change was that guests had to be in their seats for some time before the President showed up and, as I recall, had to remain seated until he left - unlike the normal free for all onto the field after the hats go flying.

    Even for all the pain, fingers crossed that President Obama comes!

  5. Sea Faring Moose Mom

    Sea Faring Moose Mom 5-Year Member

    Jan 28, 2010
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    View over the Internet

    USMMA will also broadcast Graduation over the Internet as they do the Football games. USMMA website....go to Events....2010 Ceremony is still

    My extended family will be viewing from their air conditioned homes while
    DD's sister, bother in law and I will 'roast' on the Tomb Field. AHHHH humidity, heat and sun!!!

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