Please check the Critical Dates Calendar
to plan ahead. If traveling, make reservations early, but only after checking with your cadet's schedule. During Forth Class (freshman) year, your cadet will stand duty one out of every eight days during the academic year, including weekend, so ensure you know precisely when they may depart prior to making any travel arrangements. During peak holiday travel periods, cadets are still responsible for returning to the Academy on time! Most cadets plan to arrive several hours (not minutes) prior to their leave expiring and many traveling from the west coast often arrive the day before leave expires. As always, you should plan for at least two hours to clear check-in and security at most airports.
All Service Academy Holiday Balls
If you've never attended an All Service Academy Holiday Ball, let this be the first year of a great winter tradition! The balls celebrate our cadets, as well as, cadets and midshipmen from the other service academies, as we all gather together to honor them.