Monday, June 3rd USCG License Examinations Period begins for the Class of 2024, Deck and Engine

What could potentially be worse is that actually some parents will come to campus to watch it live. I would hate to put that kind of pressure on my midshipman making travel plans. I would be thrilled to see him on the video stream, but he should be doing that for himself and to celebrate with his classmates not for a video production.
It was a tradition to ring it on your own once you found out you passed then head out to Kings Point Park for some adult beverages with your classmates. It was the one thing we had for ourselves to recognize the 4 years of hell that no one would understand other than fellow alumni. Seems like modern day parents need to have their nose in every bit of DS and DD daily life at the academy now
So everything is livestreamed or a gazillion photos are uploaded or made up events like Cookie Cafe so parents have some built in excuse to be on campus. Its gotten to be a little over the top.
 
It was a tradition to ring it on your own once you found out you passed then head out to Kings Point Park for some adult beverages with your classmates. It was the one thing we had for ourselves to recognize the 4 years of hell that no one would understand other than fellow alumni. Seems like modern day parents need to have their nose in every bit of DS and DD daily life at the academy now
So everything is livestreamed or a gazillion photos are uploaded or made up events like Cookie Cafe so parents have some built in excuse to be on campus. Its gotten to be a little over the top.
I am local and I am banned from going to KP w/o permission from my son. I respect it.
 
Another personal tradition hijacked by the helicopter parents. Used to just run out to the bell when the proctor told you that you passed. Now they have this twinkletoed ceremony so the parents can see it live streamed.
Agreed, very scripted. It's hard to believe parents are going on the campus that week. I didn't want mine anywhere near. Then again, we controlled the information back then, for better or worse.
 
It was a tradition to ring it on your own once you found out you passed then head out to Kings Point Park for some adult beverages with your classmates. It was the one thing we had for ourselves to recognize the 4 years of hell that no one would understand other than fellow alumni. Seems like modern day parents need to have their nose in every bit of DS and DD daily life at the academy now
So everything is livestreamed or a gazillion photos are uploaded or made up events like Cookie Cafe so parents have some built in excuse to be on campus. Its gotten to be a little over the top.
Agree. Although our mid enjoys the cookie cafe so thanks to those running it.
 
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Agree. Although our mid enjoys the cookie cafe so thanks to those running it.
This once was a service academy before it somehow morphed into Club Shangri La or the Four Seasons with Cookie Cafe, Emotional Support Puppies, finals week back massages, birthday cake delivery to Delano, air conditioning, closed door privelages after indoc? What are we doing?
 
This once was a service academy before it somehow morphed into Club Shangri La or the Four Seasons with Cookie Cafe, Emotional Support Puppies, finals week back massages, birthday cake delivery to Delano, air conditioning, closed door privelages after indoc? What are we doing?
Grow up dude. Class of 60 could be saying the same crap about how much better your class had it. It’s just how life works; **** changes over the years.
 
Grow up dude. Class of 60 could be saying the same crap about how much better your class had it. It’s just how life works; **** changes over the years.
Brah! I think the parents are the ones that need to grow up and let go. I thought it was bad when I was sailing as 1/E and a mom somehow got a hold of the ships # to ask if we had a pharmacy aboard so her DS could get his allergy meds. But noooo. Years later when I moved ashore I get a call from some kids mom to ask how he did on his job interview. WTF? Cut the embillical cord please!
 
Try being a HS Varsity coach and deal with millenial parents.
I feel that :rolleyes:
But I think a lot of this is a way to get parents to donate more. If they feel like that have a bigger connection they might open the pocket books a bit more.
My older 3 graduated from USAFA and I am glad the fountain jump at the end of the last final is still for them but I was grateful for a few pictures or a video taken by classmates.
 
Anyone have any input on the pass/fail rate on the license exams (including retakes)?
 
Back in caveman times it was right after Spring Break. We'd have free gangway for a whole 2 months before graduation. I think I had 3 classes and no engineering classes. We were literally FWE.
In my time, we were on the quarter system. License was between our last third quarter classes and final exams. I seem to recall that it was a week or so before we got the results, too. Yeah, 4th quarter was like a vacation. I seem to recall having no classes after 1 or 2 in the afternoon, and with free gangway, I spent a lot of time fishing and waterskiing on the south shore. Probably the closest I came to having a "regular" college experience.
 
In my time, we were on the quarter system. License was between our last third quarter classes and final exams. I seem to recall that it was a week or so before we got the results, too. Yeah, 4th quarter was like a vacation. I seem to recall having no classes after 1 or 2 in the afternoon, and with free gangway, I spent a lot of time fishing and waterskiing on the south shore. Probably the closest I came to having a "regular" college experience.
The free gangway 4th quarter was almost like a reward for getting through the place. I could have chosen to not have anymore engineering courses but I took Mo Herschkowitz Gas Turbine class since I was heading to a gas turbine destroyer. The final was a joke.
 
I feel that :rolleyes:
But I think a lot of this is a way to get parents to donate more. If they feel like that have a bigger connection they might open the pocket books a bit more.
My older 3 graduated from USAFA and I am glad the fountain jump at the end of the last final is still for them but I was grateful for a few pictures or a video taken by classmates.
My son went on his first sailing (MSC) and reached out and said the captain wants to know if you want his cell phone #. I said why would I want his cell phone #? And declined. I think my son knew the answer he would get, but wanted to honestly tell the captain I declined. It's a societal issue we are dealing with.
 
The free gangway 4th quarter was almost like a reward for getting through the place. I could have chosen to not have anymore engineering courses but I took Mo Herschkowitz Gas Turbine class since I was heading to a gas turbine destroyer. The final was a joke.
I took that same course. I recall the visit to the GE plant in Schenectady as the highlight.
 
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