USNA South Florida Parents Club
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Second Class year

Life as a Second Class

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 Weekend for 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 Us for more information.

For more information on Second Class Year, you can also click on the link below.   




(Shared with permission from A Shyne for exclusive use by the USNA S FL Parents Club)


Ring Dance

Dahlgren Hall is transformed each year for the traditional Ring Dance, where each Second Class Midshipman has their graduation ring dipped in waters from the seven seas.
Ring Dance 1963

More to come on the Class of 2015 Ring Dance.




THE CLASS OF 2019 ARE NOW 2/C MIDSHIPMEN!!!   Here are some highlights:


USNA Website

NBC News


Annapolis Patch

USA Today

Eye on Annapolis - Article


Video of Cover being placed on Herndon Monument

Herndon Class of 2017 are PLEBES NO MORE !

Herndon Climb 19 May 2014

Second Class Mids

Class of 2017 Formation
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