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Commencement Week Schedule 2024

(Please check back as times & locations may be subject to change.)

0900Catholic Baccalaureate Mass, Chapel
1030Protestant Baccalaureate Service, Chapel
1230“Gradfest” Class of 2024 Picnic, Leamy Hall

Food Service until 1400
Activities continue through 1430)
(Tickets Required)
1845Coffee Service for Parents’ Association & Parade Officials, CG Museum, Waesche Hall
1930Sunset Drill Review Parade, Washington Parade Ground
07152024 Cadet/Family Golf Tournament, Location TBD
(Advanced Reservations Required)
0900Faculty Meeting, McAllister Hall Auditorium
0900 – 1100Classrooms & Laboratories, Seamanship and Sailing Center,
and Chase Hall open to Parents & Guests Majors Brunch, Alumni Center
0930 – 1100Future Spouses’ Coffee, Quarters One
(By Invitation only)
1200Officer Christian Fellowship Luncheon, Consolidated Club
1830Commencement Dinner & Ball, Foxwoods
(Tickets Required)
(Social Hour begins at 1800 with dinner commencing at 1930)
Time Event
0915 Reception for Prize Donors & Parade Officials, Hamilton Hall
1000 Parade of Cadet Regiment, Washington Parade Field
1130 Luncheon for 1/c Cadets, Guests & Academic Awards Presenters, Cadet Wardroom (Tickets Required)
1300 Individual Academic and Military Awards Ceremony, Leamy Hall Auditorium (Mandatory for all 1/c Cadets)
1430 Athletic Awards Ceremony, Billard Hall – Athletic Hall of Fame
2200 CGA Parking secured except for Commencement Day parking pass holders. Commencement Parking Plan in effect.
0730Base open for guests – Shuttles begin running from remote parking lots
0730Cadet Memorial Field open for seating after clearance is granted by Security Team.
(Approx time)
0915GAO Reception (By Invitation Only), Steel Beach, Leamy Hall
1100One Hundred Forty-Third Commencement Exercises (Tickets Required)
  • Fair Weather:
    Cadet Memorial Field
  • Foul Weather:
    Leamy Hall Auditorium for authorized ticket holders;
  • All others – (live streaming to designated spaces on campus for all other guests)

Parents and Guests are asked to be seated by 1030
Following Commencement Exercises: Superintendent’s Reception
Merle J. Smith Consolidated Club (By Invitation only)

1500Base open to normal traffic (approximate time)
  1. Events indicated that are onboard the CGA are open to cadets and their guests.
  2. For those events that require tickets, they will be reserved and distributed by the cadets.
  3. Cadets will be notified if they are to attend the Academic and Athletic Awards in person.
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