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CGA Yearly Calendar of Events

05 JUNEIntersessional Period Begins
11 JUNESummer Phase Change
19 JUNEJuneteenth National Independence Day
27 JUNEDay One – 4/C Swearing in Day – Learn More
04 JULYIndependence Day
03-21 JULYAIM – Learn More
10-27 JULYCGA Scholars Orientation Program – Learn More
04 AUGUSTIntercessional Period Ends
07 AUGUSTFaculty Academic Year Starts
12 AUGUSTSummer Training Program Ends
14-18 AUGUSTCadet Administrative Processing (CAP)
16 AUGUSTFaculty In-Service Day
17 AUGUSTConvocation
04 SEPTEMBERLabor Day
21 AUGUSTClasses Start – Fall Semester
29 SEPTEMBER – 01 OCTOBERParents’ Weekend – Learn More
09 OCTOBERColumbus Day
21 OCTOBERHomecoming
03-05 OCTOBERFall Board of Trustees
27 OCTOBERHall of Heroes – Learn More
09 NOVEMBERWetmore Ethics Forum
11 NOVEMBERVeteran’s Day
11 NOVEMBERSecretaries’ Cup
18-26 NOVEMBERThanksgiving Leave
07 DECEMBERLast Class Day – Fall Semester
08 DECEMBERStudy/Conference Day – Fall Semester
09-15 DECEMBERExam Period – Fall Semester
16 DECEMBER – 07 JANUARYWinter Leave
08-12 JANUARYMid-Year Administrative Processing (MAP)
10 JANUARYFaculty In-Service Day
15 JANUARYMartin Luther King, Jr. Day
16 JANUARYClasses Start – Spring Semester
07-08 FEBRUARYWinter Board of Trustees
19 FEBRUARYWashington’s Birthday/Presidents’ Day
07 MARCHBillet Night
09-17 MARCHSpring Leave
02-04 APRILSpring Board of Trustees
04-06 APRILEclipse Weekend – Learn More
18 APRILDining In
24 APRILDenim Day
01 MAYLast Class Day – Spring Semester
02 MAYUndergraduate Research Symposium Day
03 MAYNational Day of Holocaust Remembrance
03 MAYStudy/Conference Day – Spring Semester
04-10 MAYExam Period – Spring Semester
11 MAYSummer Training Program Begins
13-17 MAYPre Graduation Summer Training
22 MAYCommencement – Learn More
17 JUNE –26 JULYSummer Academic Term
10 JUNEIntersessional Period Begins
09 JUNESummer Phase Change
19 JUNEJuneteenth National Independence Day
01 JULYDay One – 4/C Swearing in Day – Learn More
04 JULYIndependence Day
08-26 JULYAIM – Learn More
15 JULY – 02 AUGUSTCGA Scholars Orientation Program – Learn More
09 AUGUSTIntercessional Period Ends
12 AUGUSTFaculty Academic Year Starts
17 AUGUSTSummer Training Program Ends
19-23 AUGUSTCadet Administrative Processing (CAP)
21 AUGUSTFaculty In-Service Day
22 AUGUSTConvocation
26 AUGUSTClasses Start – Fall Semester
02 SEPTEMBERLabor Day
27-29 SEPTEMBERParents’ Weekend – Learn More
14 OCTOBERColumbus Day
19 OCTOBERHomecoming
22-24 OCTOBERFall Board of Trustees
18 OCTOBERHall of Heroes – Learn More
06 NOVEMBERWetmore Ethics Forum
11 NOVEMBERVeteran’s Day
16 NOVEMBERSecretaries’ Cup
25-29 NOVEMBERThanksgiving Leave
12 DECEMBERLast Class Day – Fall Semester
13 DECEMBERStudy/Conference Day – Fall Semester
14-20 DECEMBERExam Period – Fall Semester
21 DECEMBER – 05 JANUARYWinter Leave
06-10 JANUARYMid-Year Administrative Processing (MAP)
08 JANUARYFaculty In-Service Day
13 JANUARYClasses Start – Spring Semester
20 JANUARYMartin Luther King, Jr. Day
05-06 FEBRUARYWinter Board of Trustees
17 FEBRUARYWashington’s Birthday/Presidents’ Day
06 MARCHBillet Night
08-16 MARCHSpring Leave
03 APRILDining In
08-10 APRILSpring Board of Trustees
10-12 APRILEclipse Weekend – Learn More
24 APRILNational Day of Holocaust Remembrance
30 APRILDenim Day
30 APRILLast Class Day – Spring Semester
01 MAYUndergraduate Research Symposium Day
02 MAYStudy/Conference Day – Spring Semester
03-09 MAYExam Period – Spring Semester
10 MAYSummer Training Program Begins
12-16 MAYPre Graduation Summer Training
21 MAYCommencement – Learn More
16 JUNE –25 JULYSummer Academic Term
09 JUNE Intersessional Period Begins
08 JUNE Summer Phase Change
19 JUNE Juneteenth National Independence Day
30 JUNE Day One – 4/C Swearing in Day – Learn More
04 JULY Independence Day
07-25 JULY AIM – Learn More
14 JULY-01 AUGUST CGA Scholars Orientation Program – Learn More
04 AUGUST Faculty Academic Year Starts
08 AUGUST Intercessional Period Ends
16 AUGUST Summer Training Program Ends
18-22 AUGUST Cadet Administrative Processing (CAP)
20 AUGUST Faculty In-Service Day
21 AUGUST Convocation
25 AUGUST Classes Start – Fall Semester
01 SEPTEMBER Labor Day
12-14 SEPTEMBER Parents’ Weekend – Learn More
20 SEPTEMBER Homecoming
13 OCTOBER Columbus Day
17 OCTOBER Hall of Heroes – Learn More
28-30 OCTOBER Fall Board of Trustees
06 NOVEMBER Wetmore Ethics Forum
11 NOVEMBER Veteran’s Day
15 NOVEMBER Secretaries’ Cup
22-30 NOVEMBER Thanksgiving Leave
10 DECEMBER Last Class Day – Fall Semester
11 DECEMBER Study/Conference Day – Fall Semester
12-18 DECEMBER Exam Period – Fall Semester
19 DECEMBER – 04 JANUARY Winter Leave
05-09 JANUARY Mid-Year Administrative Processing (MAP)
07 JANUARY Faculty In-Service Day
12 JANUARY Classes Start – Spring Semester
19 JANUARY Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
05-05 FEBRUARY Winter Board of Trustees
16 FEBRUARY Washington’s Birthday/Presidents’ Day
05 MARCH Billet Night
07-15 MARCH Spring Leave
07-09 APRIL Spring Board of Trustees
09-11 APRIL Eclipse Weekend – Learn More
23 APRIL Dining In
29 APRIL Denim Day
29 APRIL Last Class Day – Spring Semester
30 APRIL Undergraduate Research Symposium Day
01 MAY Study/Conference Day – Spring Semester
14 MAY National Day of Holocaust Remembrance
02-08 MAY Exam Period – Spring Semester
09 MAY Summer Training Program Begins
11-15 MAY Pre Graduation Summer Training
20 MAY Commencement – Learn More
15 JUNE –24 JULY Summer Academic Term
 
07 JUNESummer Phase Change
08 JUNEIntersessional Period Begins
19 JUNEJuneteenth National Independence Day
29 JUNEDay One – 4/C Swearing in Day – Learn More
04 JULYIndependence Day
06-24 JULYAIM – Learn More
13-31 JULYCGA Scholars Orientation Program – Learn More
07 AUGUSTIntercessional Period Ends
10 AUGUSTFaculty Academic Year Starts
15 AUGUSTSummer Training Program Ends
17-21 AUGUSTCadet Administrative Processing (CAP)
19 AUGUSTFaculty In-Service Day
20 AUGUSTConvocation
07 SEPTEMBERLabor Day
24 AUGUSTClasses Start – Fall Semester
25-27 SEPTEMBERParents’ Weekend – Learn More
12 OCTOBERColumbus Day
03 OCTOBERHomecoming
27-29 OCTOBERFall Board of Trustees
24 OCTOBERHall of Heroes – Learn More
04 NOVEMBERWetmore Ethics Forum
11 NOVEMBERVeteran’s Day
14 NOVEMBERSecretaries’ Cup
21-29 NOVEMBERThanksgiving Leave
09 DECEMBERLast Class Day – Fall Semester
10 DECEMBERStudy/Conference Day – Fall Semester
11-17 DECEMBERExam Period – Fall Semester
18 DECEMBER – 03 JANUARYWinter Leave
04-08 JANUARYMid-Year Administrative Processing (MAP)
06 JANUARYFaculty In-Service Day
11 JANUARYClasses Start – Spring Semester
18 JANUARYMartin Luther King, Jr. Day
02-04 FEBRUARYWinter Board of Trustees
15 FEBRUARYWashington’s Birthday/Presidents’ Day
04 MARCHBillet Night
06-14 MARCHSpring Leave
06-08 APRILSpring Board of Trustees
08-10 APRILEclipse Weekend – Learn More
22 APRILDining In
28 APRILDenim Day
28 APRILLast Class Day – Spring Semester
29 APRILUndergraduate Research Symposium Day
30 APRILStudy/Conference Day – Spring Semester
04 MAYNational Day of Holocaust Remembrance
01-07 MAYExam Period – Spring Semester
08 MAYSummer Training Program Begins
10-14 MAYPre Graduation Summer Training
19 MAYCommencement – Learn More
14 JUNE–23 JULYSummer Academic Term
All out-year dates are for planning purposes and are subject to change.

Sponsor Family Application

Thank you for submitting your application to be part of the Sponsor Family Program. Your application will be processed in the upcoming week. Coast Guard Academy’s policy on background screening now requires all adults (everyone 18 and older living in the home) who volunteer to mentor, teach, coach or sponsor cadets, whether on or off Coast Guard Academy grounds, to be screened every 5 years. They are required to provide personal information (name, birth date and social security number) for the purpose of conducting a criminal background check.

The Security Officer at the Coast Guard Academy, CWO2 Gina Polkowski, is overseeing this process. Her email is: Gina.M.Polkowski@uscg.mil.

Sponsor Family designations fall into several different categories. Below are the guidelines to help you determine how best to meet the background screening requirement:

  1. If you are Coast Guard active duty you do not need to apply for an additional Background Check. You will be vetted through the Coast Guard system by CWO2 Polkowski.
  2. If you are a Civilian working for the Coast Guard you do not need to apply for an additional Background Check. You will be vetted through the Coast Guard system by CWO2 Polkowski.
  3. If you are non-Coast Guard Active Duty, you are required to provide proof of your current security clearance or National Agency Check that is to be emailed by your Command Security Officer (CSO)/ Security Office to CWO2 Polkowski at  Gina.M.Polkowski@uscg.mil.
  4. If you are non-Coast Guard civilian who has a current security clearance or National Agency check, you are required to provide proof of your current security clearance or National Agency Check that is to be emailed by your Command Security Officer (CSO)/ Security Office to CWO2 Polkowski at  Gina.M.Polkowski@uscg.mil.
  5. All civilians in the families who are 18 years or older and do not have a security clearance or a National Agency Check are required to be vetted through Mind Your Business, the third party vendor hired by the Coast Guard Academy for the vetting process.

After you complete your application, please e-mail the Sponsor Family Program Coordinator at CadetFamilySponsorProgram@uscga.edu. In your e-mail, you must include the e-mail address and phone number of every adult living in the home. The Sponsor Family Coordinator will then initiate the background check process and you will receive an email with further instructions.

Important things to note:

There is a Sponsor Family Training that is a one-hour training which we ask sponsors to attend once every four years. This training is designed to give you an overview of the program, what is expected of you as a sponsor, and what you can expect from your cadets. This training will also help familiarize you with the cadet regulations onboard CGA. You will be notified via e-mail once the training is scheduled.

The matching process of swabs to families will occur during July and August. Please bear with us and remain flexible through this process. There will be a meet and greet scheduled on Campus, typically in late August. This will give families an opportunity to formally meet their cadet if they have not already done so. Details on this will also be via email.

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