Well, they have survived Plebe and Youngster years and now they get to develop into mature leaders in their own right. Second class is the year where the Second
Class truly get hands-on opportunitites to further develop and enhance their leadership skills. They are directly assisting with the training of the Fourth Class - Plebes under the watchful eye
and diligent mentoring of the Firsties. They will sign their "2 for 7" Commitment, to continue at the Academy for two more yers and to serve 5 years after Commissioning. This is a highlight of
their time on the Yard and although it is closed to the public, their Link in the Chain class will be present.
Second class year is also when Mids can finally leave the Yard in civies, they can have a car but can't park on campus, and they order their class
rings, which they can officially wear after the traditional Ring Dance, usually the Saturday before Commissioning, where their ring will be "christened" by waters from the Seven Seas.
They also get to experience PROTRAMID during their Second Class Summer. For more information on PROTRAMID,click here. It is a very exciting year!
Make sure to find out the dates for Second Class Parents' Weekend and do not miss it! Click on this link:2nd Class Parents Weekendfor more information. Thinking ahead to First Class year, families should begin planning and makng arrangements for Commissioning accommodations and preparations by
attending the Commissioning 101 Conference in Annapolis during President's weekend. Contact Usfor more information.
For more information on Second Class Year, you can also click on the link below.