What is a CVW? Candidate Visit Weekend (CVW) is a program designed to expose qualified candidates to life at USNA. They are scheduled throughout the academic year, generally in October and November, and again in February and March. Visits usually run from 0830 on Fridays until 1100 on Saturdays. How can I participate? Candidates who are scholastically, physically and medically qualified (triple Q’d) or who are likely to become triple Q’d, are on the priority list for an invitation for the candidate weekend visits. They are invited by the Regional Directors. Does it cost me anything? Candidates must cover their own way to/from Annapolis. Meals, room and board are covered by USNA. Bring some extra cash to hit the Midstore to buy that coveted Navy sweatshirt. What do I have to do? Absorb. While on the Yard candidates follow the schedule of their plebe escort. They chop, attend classes, eat in King Hall, and stay overnight Friday night in Bancroft Hall. What do I wear? Don't over-think this and keep it light. For male candidates: Sneakers, khakis, a collared shirt. Female candidates not much different. It is not a fashion show but don't arrive in ripped jeans and a stained, Obama t-shirt either. Should I bring a gift? The plebes aren't expecting one...and officially as a BGO I will say gifts are discouraged...but officially as a Dad and former plebe...if you just happen to bring some geydunk (a.k.a. junk food)...of course for yourself...well that would not be a bad thing now would it??? Anything else? Please remember this program is by invitation only from the Regional Director through the Candidate Guidance Office.