USNA PARENT CLUB
We were delighted that
No. 48, junior linebacker, Brain Stann of Dalton, PA was able to join the club
following the Army-Navy Football Game.
Getting ready to send a son or daughter to the Naval Academy. By all
means take the time to read USNA-Net Parents Handbook. You can access this
online resource be clicking HERE.
If you're a prospective
Midshipman, you can hear first hand what Plebe Summer was like from the mouths of
Mids in the Class of 2000 by clicking HERE.
- Midshipmen are allowed to leave the Academy only while
on town liberty or during leave periods and when not restricted for academic
or disciplinary reasons. Town liberty is from 10:15 a.m. Saturday until 1:00
a.m. each Sunday. On days of home football games, liberty begins upon
completion of the game and lasts until 1:00 a.m. During three-day weekends,
such as Labor Day, Plebes have town liberty from 10:15 a.m. until 1:00 a.m.
on Saturday, and 8:00 a.m. until midnight Sunday. NO TOWN LIBERTY IS GIVEN
ON MONDAY. TOWN LIBERTY is granted to plebes who may not travel
outside a 22 mile circle which is measured from the Chapel Dome.
WEEKEND LIBERTY has no mileage limits and no military obligations, i.e,
taps, meal formation, etc. during weekend liberty, with the exception of
football games. All Midshipmen are required to attend home football games.
Plebes are not entitled to weekend liberty. Midshipmen above the rank of
Plebe are entitled to the following types of weekends. (A short weekend
extends from 1015 Saturday to 1800 Sunday and a long weekend lasts from 1600
on Friday to 1800 Sunday. A three-day weekend extends the time period for 24
hours. ) There are several ways that Midshipmen may earn extra long
weekends. They include earning an "A" on a Physical Readiness Test
(PRT), increasing a PRT score by 10 points over previous semester's score,
having a Semester Quality Point Rating (SQPR) of 0.3 higher than their
Cumulative Quality Point Rating (CQPR), making the Supt's List (2
weekends)(3.4 Semester Quality Point Rating, an "A" in
performance, and a "B" or better in PE), or making the Dant's List
(1 weekend)(2.9 Semester Quality Point Rating or better, "B" in
performance, and a "B" or better in PE). Plebes get Sunday/Monday
liberty for Supts List and Dants List. YARD LIBERTY is authorized from
5:30 p.m. to 7:15p.m. daily. Plebes may escort visitors during yard liberty
on weekends and holidays and prior to 7:15 p.m. on week nights; escorting
privileges are limited to parents, guardians, immediate family, close
relatives or family friends. They are authorized use of the Officer's Club
only as a guest of an Officer's Club member, parent or sponsors. They can
invite you as a parent to participate in noon or evening meal in King Hall.
You can also be invited to scheduled sporting events, musical productions,
etc. Plebes can attend week night events that extend past 7:15 p.m. only if
their semester grade average is greater or equal to 2.0 on a 4.00 scale.
MILITARY LEAVE occurs during 5 periods throughout a Midshipman's annual
schedule. These leave periods are Thanksgiving, Christmas, Spring Break, end
of Semester Break at the end of the academic year, and summer leave.
- CIVILIAN CLOTHING is not an option for Plebes and
Youngsters who must remain in uniform at all times. Plebes and Youngsters
are not allowed to keep civilian clothes in their rooms and/or in the homes
of their sponsors. This requirement is lifted during leave (not liberty).
OPERATING AND KEEPING CARS is not allowed for Plebes and Youngsters. They
can ride in a private auto when accompanied or driven by parents, guardians,
USNA approved sponsors, staff, faculty members or when escorting to a formal
dance, play or concert in the yard. Second Class Midshipmen may drive cars,
but not on the yard. They may keep a car in Annapolis but it must be parked
2 miles from the Academy. Only Firsties may drive and park on the Yard.
STEREOS, RADIOS, WALK-MANS AND CD PLAYERS are not allowed during plebe year.
Music CDs may not be played on computer equipped with CD drives and sound
- MIDSHIPMEN'S RESPONSIBILITIES include
conducting themselves properly at all times, observing the customs and
traditions of the Naval Service. Plebes will NOT consume alcohol regardless
of their age. Upper-class Midshipmen cannot drink, including non-alcoholic
beer, unless they are within the legal drinking age of 21. THIS
IS A SEPARATION OFFENSE. Plebes are authorized to attend Sunday
worship services in the Annapolis area. They must return to the Academy
immediately following the service. Any involvement in hazardous
activities such as scuba diving, hang gliding, etc. needs approval from
their Battalion Officer via their company Officer.