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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. 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. 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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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

Contact Information

Admissions Visit
LT Nicolle BogdenAdmissions Visit Coordinator(860)