Congratulations to the Class of 2026

Plebe Information Class of 2026

Congratulations Class of 2026 Appointees, Naval Academy Preparatory School Students, and Foundation Scholars. Join us at our Welcome Aboard Luncheon, on Sunday, June 12. There will be a break-out session for Plebes to speak with Midshipmen and Parents to talk with Parents. Our Stay Anchored – Plebe Parent Support Zoom Rooms occur at 9:00 AM each Saturday morning of Plebe Summer. Come to one, none, or all. It’s an opportunity to meet other Southern California Plebe Parents, share stories, commiserate, laugh, cry, and ask questions.

As more information becomes available from the Academy, this page will be updated. Meanwhile, this we know: Induction Day is June 30, 2022, and Plebe Parent Weekend is August 11-14, 2022. Incoming Plebes will get details on the report times etc. in the Permit to Report Package that will be sent via email and be completed online. USNA plans to hold the Parent Picnic on I Day, registration is forthcoming. Our Parents Club plans to have a Welcome Table under the Big Tent on I Day to welcome new parents from Southern California as they navigate life as a USNA Parent.

It is recommended that parents join the online Parent Membership in the Alumni Association before reporting and leaving for Annapolis for I-Day. You do not want to miss out on any of the I-Day or Plebe Summer photos in the Alumni Association Photo Program. Last summer over 50,000 pictures were taken of the Class of 2025. More information on the Photo Program and videos can be found here.

Be sure to sign up for the Class of 2026 Welcome I Day Family Picnic and Expo. The vendor and sponsor Expo opens at 9:00 am and the picnic begins at 11:00 am. The Family Picnic and Expo takes place at Hospital Point and is open to all registered family members.  Visit www.usna.com/event/IDAYPICNIC2026 to register.

Here are some important dates and times that may come in handy for your planning in the upcoming months:

Plebe Phone Calls will happen on these dates/times:

  • Sunday, July 10, 1330 – 1400 (1:30 pm EST = 10:30 am PST)
  • Sunday, July 24, 1500 – 1530 (3:00 pm EST = noon PST)
  • Sunday, August 7, 1600 – 1630 (4:00 pm EST = 1:00 pm PST)

During Plebe Parents Weekend (PPW) August 12 through August 14, Plebe Liberty will be:

  • August 12, 1300 – 2200 (1:00 pm – 10:00 pm)
  • August 13, 0945 – 2400 (9:45 am – 12:00 am)
  • August 14, 0800 – 1800 (8:00 am – 6:00 pm)

Plebe Summer ends with the Reform of the Brigade at the beginning of the academic school year. The Reform for the Brigade is on August 18. Computers will be issued, and phones returned to the Plebes. To parallel the Academy, NAPC of Southern California will host the Second Annual Hell-O Get Happy Reform of the Brigade Parents Zoom on Friday, August 19 at 7:30 pm; details to follow as the event nears.

It has been said that an education at the Naval Academy can be divided into three equal parts. The first third of your USNA experience is the six weeks of Plebe Summer. The second third is your Plebe Year, and the remaining third is the rest of your stay at the Naval Academy. The purpose of Plebe Summer is to lay the foundation of the Academy’s four-year professional development curriculum. After summer training, each Plebe class shall:

  • Be indoctrinated in the traditions of the Naval Service and the Naval Academy;
  • Understand basic military skills and the meaning behind them;
  • Appreciate the high standards and obligations inherent in service as a Midshipmen and Naval Officer;
  • Be dedicated to excellence in a competitive atmosphere that fosters leadership, teamwork, character, and a passion for “winning;.”
  • Appreciate the importance of mental, moral, and physical toughness in all aspects of duty and service; and
  • Be prepared to execute the rigorous academic year routine.

Plebe Information Class of 2025

Induction for the United States Naval Academy Class of 2025 is scheduled over a two-day period, June 29th to June 30th, 2021. Incoming students will be notified of their report date and time through the Permit to Report (PTR) Letter. There is no limit to family members accessing the Yard on Induction Day. However, to access the Yard, family members will be required to show and have the Appointee’s Permit to Report Letter with them. The PTR is necessary for folks walking in the Yard and those taking the shuttle bus from the stadium. Additionally, if a group or a family member wants to leave the Yard at some point and return, they will be required to have that letter to return to the Yard.

There will be a Plebe Parent Information Fair open from 0900 to 1500 on the Yard each Day, and all family members are welcome to attend. Parents will be able to meet with some local and national vendors and will have the opportunity to order box lunches or visit one of the Yard eateries. In addition, there will be two Parent Briefings from the Superintendent in Mahan Hall each Day, and only two family members per Plebe will be allowed to attend the session. USNA will send your suggested brief times based on your Plebes drop-off time to you before the report date. The Parent Briefing session times are:

  • June 29 will be 1245 and 1500
  • June 30 will be 1030 and 1500

There will also be a brief session from the Alumni Association before the Superintendent’s briefings. These sessions are open to all family members and will take place outside of Mahan Hall. If parents already mailed in their forms for the base access card (DBiDS) or plan on bringing it on I-Day, the security office will NOT be issuing DBiDS cards on this Day. Instead, DBiDs cards will be issued at a later date or sometime during Plebe Parents Weekend.

The Oath of Office will take place on June 30 at 1900. All family members can attend the Oath of Office if it is held outdoors in Tecumseh Court. However, if there is inclement weather, the Oath of Office will take place in Alumni Hall, and only two family members per Plebe will be allowed to view the Oath of Office. Following the Oath of Office, Plebes will visit with family briefly and do their private swearing-in ceremony (if applicable). All Plebes will be required to form back at approximately 2000.

Listed below are the Parents Club’s resources for the Plebes and their families from the Parent Clubs & Parent Programs Engagement Operations USNA Alumni Association and Foundation (USNAAAF). Additional information can also be found on the U.S. Naval Academy Facebook page at www.facebook.com/USNavalAcademy.

Plebe Parent Weekend August 12 to August 15

Plebe Parent Weekend Schedule of Events (PDF)

Information on Midshipman/Plebe Parent/Visitor Passes The DBID form and Instructions are located at the bottom of the page.

Permit to Report Documents

USNA Plebe Summer Home

I-Day 2021 Schedule for Parents (PDF) received from USNA Parent Clubs & Parent Programs 6/25/21

Updates to I-day   6/24/21

2021 Induction Day Brochure link received from USNA Parent Clubs & Parent Programs 6/23/21

Induction Day 2021 Pre-Order Boxed Lunch Form (PDF) received from USNA Parent Clubs & Parent Programs 6/21/21

Induction Day 2021 Food Options on the Yard (PDF) received from USNA Parent Clubs & Parent Programs 6/21/21

Other resources parents have referenced include:

Surviving Plebe Year – A Mom’s Journal

Plebe Booklet