Annapolis is a relatively small town. There are certain times it becomes like a Super Bowl City, such as Commissioning Week, Parents Weekends to include Plebe Parents Weekend in August, football weekends that fall during fall Boat Show...and Induction Day (I-Day). Multiply 1200-ish plebes x 2-3 family members. Add those cars to the narrow one-way streets and three traffic circles in Annapolis.Is it difficult booking hotel rooms around that time?
Parking on the Yard is nice, but with the current construction going on it can be very difficult to find a spot to park on anything but quiet weekends. Most "normal" weekends it is easy to drive on and off the Yard as you need to for pickup and drop off of your Mid, but for any event weekend it can be tough. I don't know the construction schedules, but based on my fairly regular visits it seems unlikely that everything will be completed for this year's I-Day. Maybe the parking garage?- people with military ID can drive on the Yard and park
- all should get a letter allowing a car to be driven on Yard and drop off P2B (Plebe To Be) but then park elsewhere off-Yard
- many park at off-Yard Navy Stadium and take the free shuttles back to Yard
What is the name of the hotel did you stayed. Any suggested hotel within walking distance to the Yard. Thanks.We stayed at a hotel within walking distance for my DS class of 2018 and it was a lovely walk over in the early morning...no traffic to deal with, no parking issues , and no bus to deal with. We will do the same for our DD class of 2022.
We got a reservation at Gibson's - great to know it's a favorite and within walking distance!!Try the Search function in this forum.
There are numerous threads on hotels - great info on what’s closest, who offers friends and family USNA rates, who offers shuttles, as well as comments on renting from VRBO, Home Away, AirBnB, Annapolis Accommodations.
One of my favorite recommendations is Gibson’s Lodgings. Adjacent to Perry walk gate on Prince George St. near Gate 1. And - off-street parking. Walk everywhere in DTA.
No “Indoc” despite thread name. Navy uses “Induction,” a classic term for coming into the armed forces.Does anyone know the NAPS Indoc date for 2018?
“Cannot me” = “come” in iphoneseNo “Indoc” despite thread name. Navy uses “Induction,” a classic term for coming into the armed forces.
See this page on USNA.edu for NAPS 2017. It will be close to that date. I don’t think it’s updated yet. I also checked various USNA.edu/calendars links but didn’t see it on first quick pass.
https://www.usna.edu/NAPS/Calendar/2016/07/Induction Day NAPS 2017.php
As I usually do, I recommend reading every page, dropdown and link on USNA.edu
Ok - I have been struck by the Siri/Alexa Syndrome. I simply picked up the phone and called the admin number on the NAPS website, using vocal communications skills honed in the 20th c. I spoke to a live human and asked the question.
Their I-Day is usually the Tuesday of that week mentioned above, so it looks like the 24th of July. The admin person said they usually have an open house the day before for those who cannot me early. This is not official, just because I am passing on what I learned.
There's an I-Day Open House the day before. Here's the link to the slideshow:BTW - unless something has drastically changed over the years there is no "I Day" ceremony for NAPS. NAPSters enlist in the Navy, and report with regular Navy orders.