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Columbus Day

Date: October 9, 2017 to October 9, 2017

Columbus Day will be celebrated on Monday, October 9, 2017. For a complete list of federal holidays, visit the Office of Personnel Management website.

Monterey Navy Ball

Date: October 14, 2017 to October 14, 2017
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Location: Barbara McNitt Ballroom

Keynote speaker: Vice Admiral Robert Burke, Chief of Naval Personnel.

Celebrate the United States Navy's 242nd birthday with all Monterey Peninsula Navy commands Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017, in the Barbara McNitt Ballroom at the historic Hotel Del Monte. Navy Sailors of Naval Support Activity Monterey, Naval Postgraduate School, Defense Language Institute, Fleet Numerical Meteorology and Oceanography Center, and Naval Research Laboratory will gather to honor 242 years of service to our country through this year's theme, "Sea Power to Protect and Promote."

For tickets or more information, please visit the event site or the Monterey Navy Ball Committee Social Media page.

Veteran’s Day

Date: November 10, 2017 to November 10, 2017

Veterans Day will be observed on Friday, Nov. 10 to honor the men and woman who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces.

Thanksgiving Day

Date: November 23, 2017 to November 23, 2017

Thanksgiving Day is a federal holiday celebrated on the fourth Thursday in November. In the fall of 1621, the Pilgrims held a three-day feast to celebrate a bountiful harvest. Many regard this event as the nation's first Thanksgiving.

To learn more about the history of Thanksgiving, please visit site.

Discover NPS Day

Date: December 1, 2017 to December 1, 2017

Discover NPS Day is an open-campus event designed to demonstrate how the Naval Postgraduate School accomplishes its unique mission of defense-focused graduate education to our friends, collaborators, and community and business leaders across the entire Monterey Peninsula. Among other things, planned events include several displays of science and technology in action through a variety of STEM activities, in addition to a live address from one of the university’s graduates currently serving as a NASA astronaut.

We also hope to engage other sectors of our regional population, with relevant, topical keynote and breakout lectures by world-renowned experts from our faculty ranks and beyond.  

More information to follow as this unique event takes shape ... Mark your calendars, December 1, for Discover NPS Day.

Fall 2018 Quarterly Awards Ceremony

Date: December 5, 2017 to December 5, 2017

The Fall 2018 Quarter Awards ceremony will take place on Tuesday, December 5, 2017.

For additional Information, please visit Graduation Schedule site.


Fall 2018 Graduation Ceremony

Date: December 15, 2017 to December 15, 2017
Location: King Hall

The Naval Postgraduate School Fall Quarter Graduation Ceremony is scheduled for Friday, December 15, 2017.

The graduation streaming video will be available on December 15 shortly before the start of the ceremony. Please click here to watch the Graduation Ceremony - LIVE.

For dress uniform and more information, please visit the NPS Graduation site.