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Graduates and Guests

Tickets

Graduating first class cadets receive complimentary reserve seating tickets. For cadets requesting additional tickets, it is recommended that they first ask their classmates for any unused tickets.

Class of 2020 Letter to Families Commencement Week Events

Lodging

The Coast Guard Academy Alumni Association partners with area hotels for discounted rates for individual travel to the Academy.

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Portrait and Yearbook Information

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Shuttle Service

A shuttle service will run from the Connecticut College South Lot, Connecticut College Dayton Arena and the Crystal Mall to Leamy Hall from 0730-1600.

Uniform Requirements

Please Note: Schedules and uniform requirements are subject to change.

Date Event Officers Cadets Enlisted Guests (where applicable)
16 May
Saturday
Uniform of the Day
Commencement Rehearsals
Awards Ceremony Rehearsals
ODU
ODU
ODU
ODU
ODU
ODU
ODU
ODU
ODU
17 May
Sunday
Uniform of the Day
Baccalaureate
Evening Parade
TB
SDB/Civ
Note 2
TB
SDB/Civ
PDA
TB (Note 1)
SDB/Civ
(Note 2)

Business Casual
Casual
18 May
Monday
Uniform of the Day
Commencement Dinner and Ball
TB
DDWJ
TB
DDWJ
TB Note (1)
DDWJ/DDB

Black Tie Preferred
19 May
Tuesday
Uniform of the Day
Parade
Academic Awards Ceremony
TB
Note (2)
Note (3)
TB
PDA
Note (3)
TB Note (1)
Note (2)
TB

Casual
Business Casual
20 May
Wednesday
Uniform of the Day
Including Commencement (until 1400)

Uniform of the Day (after 1400)
Note (4)

TB
SDW 1/c,
Others PDA

TB
TB Note (5)

TB

Business Casual

Uniform Abbreviations

Civ - Appropriate Civilian Attire
DDWJ - Dinner Dress White Jacket
PDA - Parade Dress Alpha (Salt & Pepper)
DDB - Dinner Dress Blue
SDB - Service Dress Blue
SDW - Service Dress White
TB - Tropical Blue with Combination Caps
ODU - Operational Dress Uniform

Notes:

  1. Operational Dress Uniform authorized for enlisted personnel engaged in work parties
  2. Full Dress Blue for reviewing party, others Uniform of the Day
  3. Service Dress Blue for participants and 1/c cadets, others Tropical Blue
  4. Service Dress White for participants, others Tropical Blue
  5. Service Dress Blue for participants, TB for non-participants, Operational Dress Uniform authorized for enlisted personnel engaged in work parties