Plebe summer daily routine.

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How does a typical day of plebe summer go? As a candidate I am just curious as to what actually happens on the daily at PS.
 

Capt MJ

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How does a typical day of plebe summer go? As a candidate I am just curious as to what actually happens on the daily at PS.

If you have not read every page, dropdown and link on USNA.edu, I recommend it. Many answers are there.

Here's a sample of some of the info available on a wide range of topics about day-to-day stuff:

https://www.usna.edu/Student-Life/Plebe-Summer.php

https://www.usna.edu/Student-Life/Daily-Schedule.php

https://www.usna.edu/Academics/Facu...mic-Advising/2021 Plebe Academic Handbook.pdf

https://www.usna.edu/PlebeSummer/_f...tem 3 Important Information Class Of 2020.pdf
(This is 2020's, but it doesn't change much year to year.)

While you're having fun reading, perhaps current plebes/mids will chime in with their memories.
 

usna1985

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Days are both typical and atypical. What does that mean? At first, everything will seem different/unusual/confusing, etc. -- at least for those who've not done NAPS or boot camp (prior enlisted). You don't yet know what "typical" is b/c it's certainly not typical based on your experience.

After a couple of weeks, there is a certain routine. Most days it starts with PEP. Then there is a series of evolutions in morning, afternoon and evening, broken up with meals and sports period in the afternoon. Everyone does the same thing over the course of the summer, but different companies/platoons do these activities on different days. Some of the activities include: O-course, confidence course, rifle/pistol qualification, sailing, damage control, marching, honor lectures, validation tests, uniform fittings, room cleaning and inspection, introduction to watchstanding, swim tests, and so on. You have to march (or otherwise travel to) each evolution, which takes time. Each meal includes chow calls, formation, and the meal. There are some "fun" activities too, including bonfires, a trip to a minor league baseball game, maybe "swim call" (swimming for fun), etc. Pretty much every hour of every day is scheduled -- plebes typically have free time on the Yard Sunday morning.

Thus, a typical day could be something like this: PEP, morning meal formation, morning meal, O-Course, noon meal formation, noon meal, sailing instruction, sports period, evening meal formation, evening meal, marching practice, room inspection, honor lecture, bed.
 
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Days are both typical and atypical. What does that mean? At first, everything will seem different/unusual/confusing, etc. -- at least for those who've not done NAPS or boot camp (prior enlisted). You don't yet know what "typical" is b/c it's certainly not typical based on your experience.

After a couple of weeks, there is a certain routine. Most days it starts with PEP. Then there is a series of evolutions in morning, afternoon and evening, broken up with meals and sports period in the afternoon. Everyone does the same thing over the course of the summer, but different companies/platoons do these activities on different days. Some of the activities include: O-course, confidence course, rifle/pistol qualification, sailing, damage control, marching, honor lectures, validation tests, uniform fittings, room cleaning and inspection, introduction to watchstanding, swim tests, and so on. You have to march (or otherwise travel to) each evolution, which takes time. Each meal includes chow calls, formation, and the meal. There are some "fun" activities too, including bonfires, a trip to a minor league baseball game, maybe "swim call" (swimming for fun), etc. Pretty much every hour of every day is scheduled -- plebes typically have free time on the Yard Sunday morning.

Thus, a typical day could be something like this: PEP, morning meal formation, morning meal, O-Course, noon meal formation, noon meal, sailing instruction, sports period, evening meal formation, evening meal, marching practice, room inspection, honor lecture, bed.

This is exactly what I was looking for. Thank you so much!!
 
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