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You and your family are cordially invited to visit the Academy Admissions office. In fact, we believe that visiting is essential to making an informed decision. During your visit, count on small groups and authentic conversations about cadet life, Coast Guard missions, and career opportunities.

The Academy campus is open year-round to the public for self-guided tours seven days a week from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Registration not required for self-guided tours. The Admissions office is open year-round, Monday through Friday and some Saturdays, except federal holidays and on the first day of Swab Summer. Weekday office hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Online registration is required for scheduled events. If you already have a Bears Den account, have your login credentials handy. If not, you will be prompted to create an account when you register for a visit.

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For events taking place at the Coast Guard Academy, filter the calendar view location to "CT-USCGA Campus Program" and category to "Any."

Campus Visit Programs

We offer a variety of campus visits designed to meet your needs.

Day visits are well suited for first time visitors.

  • Campus Brief and Tour: A three hour introduction – Mondays, Fridays and select Saturdays
  • Bears Day: Briefing, tour, and class with a cadet – September 14, 2018; September 28, 2018; October 12, 2018; October 26, 2018
  • Science, Technology and Engineering Program (STEP): A day-long, hands-on visit for women and minority students to explore technical careers – October 15, 2018; November 16, 2018; February 25, 2019

Overnight visits are designed for juniors and seniors considering application to the Academy.

  • Academy Introduction Mission (AIM): Six days, for rising high school seniors – July
  • Cadet for a Day: Shadow a cadet for 24 hours – September 10-11, 2018; September 24-25, 2018; October 4-5, 2018; October 18-19, 2018; October 29-30, 2018; November 29-30, 2018
  • Genesis Invitational: Comprehensive two-day visit, by invitation. Need-based scholarships available to cover travel expenses – September 17-18, 2018; October 22-23, 2018; November 5-6, 2018
  • Academy Experience Program: A two-day visit for admitted students
  • Educators are invited to learn more about the Academy and our leadership development programs during a funded two-day campus visit. Contact the Visit Coordinator to request an invitation. – March 24-25, 2019

Educator and Influencer Summit (EIS) 24-26 March, 2019

We invite educators to learn more about the Academy and our leadership development programs during a funded two day campus visit.

By attending EIS you will:

  • Understand admission standards and the selection process
  • Find out how to apply for our premier summer program
  • Discover opportunities for under-prepared students and how to earn selection to the Academy prep school program
  • Meet cadets, faculty, Admissions staff, and other counselors
  • Tour the campus
  • Gain a full appreciation for the expectations and rewards of cadet life

Contact the Visit Coordinator to request an invitation.

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Contact Information

Admissions Visit
LT Nicolle BogdenAdmissions Visit Coordinator(860) 701-6395Nicolle.N.Bogden@uscga.edu