USNA Alumni Association

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  1. illesq

    illesq Member

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    Is it worthwhile to join the USNA Alumni Association as a new 2023 class midshipmen? The brochure included in the PTR notes an Induction Day Picnic. Do family members generally attend the picnic? Before I register and pay for the picnic lunch, I wanted to inquire. Thanks.
     
  2. THParent

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    The best part of being in the association is that they post thousands of photos during Plebe Summer. It's worth it just for access to those photos.
     
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  3. usna1985

    usna1985 10-Year Member

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    Mid should join the Alumni Association for all of the benefits you’ll get over your lifetime. You won’t fully understand the value while you’re a mid. You will once you graduate. Seems like a lot of money on I-Day but it is a lifetime membership and you never have to pay again. I haven’t regretted it for a minute.

    Lots of families attend the picnic - I think it often sells out. Good opportunity to meet other families. However, there is no pressure/requirement to attend, so if you don’t want to go, then don’t. You can also buy food at Dahlgren Hall or go out in town.
     
  4. illesq

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    Good advice - thanks.
     
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    The picnic is wonderful. Parents will meet peers from other companies and states. And if you should meet some from your plebe’s company or state, all the better. It’s a great way to start feeling like part of the USNA “family.” Plus there’s free schwag from various vendors associated with USNA.

    Add in the plebe summer photos — “Forget Waldo! Where’s my kid?” — and it’s all well worth it.