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Instruction Begins

Date: March 30, 2020
Location: Naval Postgraduate School

Instruction begins on Monday, March 30, 2020.

For additional student resources, please visit the NPS Student site.

Winter Quarter Graduation Ceremony

Date: March 27, 2020
Time: 10:00 a.m.
Location: King Hall

The Naval Postgraduate School Winter Quarter Graduation Ceremony is scheduled for Friday, March 27, 2020.

The graduation streaming video will be available on March 27 shortly before the start of the ceremony. Please visit NPS Graduation Ceremony page to watch live.

For dress uniform and more information, please visit NPS Student Graduation website.

Reporting Date

Date: March 23, 2020
Location: Naval Postgraduate School

U.S. Students are to report back on Monday, March 23, 2020.

Please visit Academic Calendar for upcoming dates or NPS Student homepage for Incoming, prospective, current and distance learning.

Quarterly Awards Ceremony

Date: March 17, 2020
Location: Quarterdeck

The Fall Quarter Awards ceremony will take place on Tuesday, March 17, 2020.

For additional Information, please visit Graduation Schedule site.

Reporting Date (International)

Date: March 15, 2020
Location: Naval Postgraduate School

International Students are to report back on Sunday, March 15, 2020.

Please visit Academic Calendar for upcoming dates or NPS Student homepage for Incoming, prospective, current and distance learning.

JIFX 20-2

Date: March 2, 2020 to March 6, 2020
Location: Camp Roberts, CA

Joint Interagency Field Experimentation (JIFX) 20-2 is scheduled for Monday, March 2 - Friday, March 6, 2020 at Camp Roberts, CA.

The FX program exists to provide an opportunity for NPS faculty, students, private companies, and academia to demonstrate and evaluate new technologies related to the Department of the Navy and the Department of Defense research in an operational field environment, and also to provide the operational community the opportunity to experiment with these technologies to better understand the capabilities that they may represent.

For more information on this event, please visit JIFX online.

President’s Day

Date: February 17, 2020

President's Day is observed the third Monday of February in honor of George Washington, the first President of the United States. President's Day also honors the legacy of past presidents.

For more on this holiday please visit

Inferring Mixing from Echosounder Observations

Date: February 13, 2020
Time: 12:00 p.m.
Location: Spanagel Hall

The February 13, 2020 Oceanography seminar is titled “Inferring Mixing from Echosounder Observations of Double-Diffusive Staircases in the Arctic Ocean” with Dr. Nicole Shibley, Yale University. Event will be held in Spanagel Hall, Room 316 at 12:00 p.m.
For more on this event, please visit NPS Oceanography online.

Deliver Capabilities to the Warfighter-Faster!

Date: February 12, 2020
Time: 12:00 p.m.
Location: Ingersoll 122

The February 12, 2020 Graduate School of Defense Management will be hosting the first in the series: Acquisition Pathways- Middle Tier Acquisition titled “Deliver Capability to the Warfighter- Faster!” with Capt. Jeff Dunlap, USN (Ret.), Graduate School of Defense Management Lecturer.

As technology advances in the commercial market, DoD is pivoting into new Acquisition Pathways that allow these capabilities to reach the warfighter quicker.  The Middle-Tier Acquisition (MTA) Pathway takes capabilities that have a level of maturity to allow them to be rapidly prototyped within an acquisition program or fielded, within 5 years of MTA program start.  DOD also began using new pathways referred to as middle-tier acquisition to rapidly prototype and field new weapon systems. Middle-tier programs are expected to field capabilities within 2 to 5 years. As of March 2019, military departments were using this authority for 35 unclassified programs.

Capt. Jeff Dunlap, USN (Ret.) is a lecturer at the Graduate School of Defense Management with significant acquisition experience during his 25 year career.  After leaving military service, he entered the Defense Contractor field where he guided companies through the process of doing business with the Defense Department.  A 92 NPS alumni, Jeff joined the Facility in January 2019 and teaches Program Management and Acquisition.

Ultracold Rydberg Atoms

Date: January 24, 2020
Time: 11:00 a.m.
Location: Spanagel 117

The January 24, 2020 Physics lecture is titled “Controlling State-Changing Collisions of Ultracold Rydberg Atoms” Charles I. Sukenik, Old Dominion University.

Charles I. Sukenik is Professor of Physics at Old Dominion University. Charles earned a B.A. inphysics from Cornell University in 1987 and a Ph.D. in physics from Yale University in 1993. Following post-doctoral appointments at the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor and the University of Wisconsin-Madison, he joined the ODU faculty in 1997. He served as Chair of the Department from 2011 to 2017. His research specialization is experimental atomic, molecular and optical (AMO) physics and laser science with an emphasis on ultracold physics. Additional interests include laser-based remote sensing for oceanographic applications.

For more on this event, please visit Physics Department Colloquia.

SGL with General Richard D. Clarke

Date: January 23, 2020
Time: 8:45 a.m.
Location: King Auditorium

Secretary of the Navy Guest Lecture (SGL) is scheduled for Thursday, January 23, 2020 at 8:45 a.m. in King Auditorium with General Richard D. Clarke, Commander, USSOCOM.

General Richard D. Clarke currently serves as the 12th Commander of U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) headquartered at MacDill Air Force Base, FL.

Prior to assuming command of USSOCOM, General Clarke served as Director for Strategic Plans and Policy (J5), Joint Staff, the Pentagon, Washington, D.C.

General Clarke’s other assignments as a general officer include: Deputy Commanding General for Operations, 10th Mountain Division from 2011 to 2013; the 74th Commandant of Cadets, United States Military Academy at West Point from 2013 to 2014; and the Commander of the 82nd Airborne Division.

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