ANA Awards


MAY 10-19, 2023

Commencement is the grand finale for our graduating seniors. Come celebrate our cadets, their accomplishments, and how they’ve grown during their time at the Academy. Please read through the events below carefully, as some are of interest to specific audiences such as parents of middle schoolers or seniors.

QUESTIONS? Reach out to Faith Cohen, Director of Advancement



5/10/23: Year In Review Assembly

May 10th, 2023, 3:00PM – 3:45PM
Virginia Powell Atkinson Memorial Chapel
(All Cadets)

This ceremony will include the passing of the gavel by the Honor Council and Associated Student Body presidents as well as a presentation of the Talisman, the Academy’s annual art and poetry magazine. This event will not be livestreamed.

5/11/23: Achievement Awards

May 11th, 2023, 2:00PM – 3:15PM
Davis Hall
(All Cadets and Parents)

At this end-of-year ceremony, we will recognize cadets for their stellar performance in academics and athletics. This event will be held in Davis Hall and will be livestreamed at our Youtube channel.

5/11/23: College Sweatshirt Photo and Fire and Ice

May 11th, 2023, 7:00PM – 10:00PM
In Front of Davis Hall (Sweatshirt Photo)
Academy Beachfront (Fire and Ice)
(Senior Cadets and Parents)

Seniors will don the sweatshirts of their upcoming colleges for a photoshoot in front of Davis Hall. Afterward, the Class of 2023 will head down to our beach firepit for the Fire and Ice celebration, a long-standing tradition where seniors burn their college rejection letters and enjoy some ice cream to soothe the burn. If your cadet does not have a college sweatshirt, please get him prepared for this celebrated rite of passage!

5/12/23: Grad Night at Universal Studios

May 12th, 2023
Universal Studios
(Senior Cadets and Parents)

The Class of 2023 will be taking off to Universal Studios for a night of fun to mark the end of their time at the Academy. Bus transportation will be provided for cadets and chaperones.

5/15/23: Memorial Day and Flag Day Ceremony

May 15th, 2023, 2:15PM – 3:15PM
In the Chapel 
(All Cadets)

In observance of National Flag Day and Memorial Day, the Academy’s battalion commander will deliver the State of the Corps message to all cadets, staff, and faculty, after which each senior will be presented with a flag that has been flown over the Academy. This event will be in-person only and will not be livestreamed.

5/17/23: Middle School Beach BBQ

May 17th, 2023, 5:00PM – 6:30PM
Academy Beachfront
(Middle School Cadets and Parents)

Join the cadets of Echo company for a last hurrah at the beach as we celebrate our 7th and 8th graders.

COMMENCEMENT (MAY 18-19, 2023)

5/18/23: Middle School Promotion and Awards Ceremony

May 18th, 2023, 10:45AM – 11:45AM
Virginia Powell Atkinson Memorial Chapel
(8th Grade Cadets and Families)

Army and Navy Academy’s 8th grade class will officially become high schoolers in this emotional ceremony at the Virginia Powell Atkinson Memorial Chapel. There will be a reception following the ceremony in the adjacent Rec Hall.

5/18/23: Mother & Son Tea

May 18th, 2023, 12:30PM – 1:30PM
Senior Lawn

(Seniors and Mothers)

Seniors and their mothers are invited to engage in one of Army and Navy Academy’s most touching traditions. This tea service allows graduating cadets and their mothers to celebrate a job well done and is the formal start of our commencement activities.

5/18/23: Change of Command Parade

May 18th, 2023, 2:30PM – 3:30PM
Maffucci Field
(All Cadets and Families)

This parade relinquishes the senior class from its duties and ushers in the new leadership for the next academic year. Families are welcome to attend. This event will be livestreamed for Army and Navy Academy community members who are unable to join us on our Youtube page.

5/18/23: Senior Banquet and Baccalaureate

May 18th, 2023, 6:00PM – 7:30PM
Duffield Sports Center 

Senior + 2 Guests – No charge. There is an additional fee of $45 for each additional guest. 

Seniors and their parents are invited to a special dinner where seniors will spend an evening looking back on memories of their time at ANA and celebrating their future. Additional guests are welcome; however, please ensure you make payment for each additional guest by no later than April 18, 2023.


It’s hard to believe Army and Navy Academy’s Class of 2023 Commencement is coming up so soon! As we prepare to celebrate your senior and all of his accomplishments, we will be hosting a number of events on campus on May 18 and May 19, 2023.

One of annual events is the the Banquet and Baccalaureate the evening before the Commencement program.

Senior Banquet and Baccalaureate 

LOCATION – Duffield Sports Center

REGISTER – Registration is open and available here.

GUESTS – Senior + 2 Guests

EXTRA GUESTS – $45.00 per person


*Please understand these are facility requirements. Names and food selections are required. No additional reservations or changes can be made after April 18th. 

5/19/23: Commencement Ceremony

May 19th, 2023, 10:00AM – 12:00PM
Front of Davis Hall

(Seniors, Junior Leaders, and Families)

Army and Navy Academy seniors and their families will enjoy one last spectacular event at the Academy, the commencement ceremony. This senior graduation event will be held in front of Davis Hall, a tradition going back to 1936.