November 5th – 7th, 2021

Join the Army and Navy Academy Corps of Cadets for our 111th Autumn Ball Weekend!

Please register in advance so that we have accurate counts for the weekend’s activities.

Parent-Teacher-TAC Conferences

Please sign up for a day and time to meet with your cadet’s teachers and TAC officer to discuss his experience at the Academy. Appointments are limited and fill up quickly. 

These conferences will be held in person. If you cannot attend, your cadet’s teachers and TAC will be available by phone during the time slot that you have booked.

As a safety precaution given the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, there will be a limit of two family members per cadet at conferences and masks must be worn at all times during these conferences irrespective of vaccination status.

Check out Where to Stay for tips on local hotels that offer discounted rates for ANA families. This helpful page also contains transportation information to help you get to and from the Academy.

For any questions regarding Autumn Ball Weekend, please contact:

Kelley Edmond
Alumni Relations Coordinator

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Specific Event Details

What To Wear

Friday Night Football: Black and Gold – Warrior Pride!

Senior Ring Ceremony: Cocktail Attire

Grand March: Cocktail Attire

Military Review & Academic Awards Ceremony: Casual – plan to bring a hat or umbrella for sun protection. Our weather has been swinging between the 80s and 60s. Layers recommended!


COVID-19 Precautions

In accordance with California state guidelines for educational institutions, Army and Navy Academy requires proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test from a maximum of 72 hours before check-in for any family members wishing to attend Autumn Ball Weekend events.

Masks are required when indoors irrespective of vaccination status.

There is a limit of 2 family members per cadet at Parent-Teacher-TAC Conferences, and masks will be required during all conferences in Duffield.

We appreciate your compliance with these safety guidelines and cannot make exceptions.

Local Liberty

Local Liberty is when cadets can check out with their parents to enjoy beautiful Carlsbad Village right outside our gates.

The Autumn Ball Weekend Local Liberty times are:

Friday, November 5th

4:00PM or after the Football Game (awaiting CIF scheduling) until 8:00AM on Saturday, November 6th

Saturday, November 6th

For non-Seniors: 12:00PM until 9:00AM on Sunday, November 7th

For Seniors: 12:00PM until 4:00PM, 7:00PM until 9:00AM on Sunday, November 7th

Sunday, November 7th

12:30PM to 8:00PM 

Welcome Table

Please check in with us on Friday or Saturday at our welcome tables, located near the Operations office on the north side of campus.

Friday, November 5th 

12:00pm – 2:00pm

Saturday, November 6th

8:00am – 12:00pm

Parent-Teacher-TAC Conferences

Schedule an in-person meeting with your cadet’s teachers and TAC Officer by clicking HERE

Friday Night Football

Friday, November 5th

Warrior Football will be in playoffs during this time. As a result, our team’s schedule is in flux. We plan to know whether there will be a game on this day by the end of October and will update this tab.


Morning Colors

Saturday, November 6th
8:30am – 8:45am

Families are invited to watch our daily cadet ceremony. During morning colors, the Corps of Cadets raises the nation’s flag, officially heralding the beginning of another exciting day at Army and Navy Academy.

Spring Break Meeting

Saturday, November 6th
1:30pm – 2:15pm

This informational meeting will be located in the Samuel Warfield Peterson Library. Trip coordinators will be discussing the 2022 Spring Break trip to Europe.

Grand March & Senior Ring Ceremony

Saturday, November 6th
5:00 – 7:00 PM
Mandatory for all Seniors


Seniors and their families will come together to celebrate the time-honored tradition of seniors receiving their class rings. This will be followed by the Grand March, an Army and Navy Academy tradition dating back to the early 20th century.

Pancake Breakfast

Sunday, November 7th
8:30am – 10:00am

Start your morning off right with pancakes and other gourmet offerings from the Mess Hall. Eat like a cadet and treat yourself!

ANAPA Meeting

Sunday, November 7th
9:30am – 10:30am

The Army and Navy Academy Patrons Association, or ANAPA, is the best way to support your cadet while he is attending the Academy. Whether you’re interested in getting involved or simply want to learn more about how ANAPA supports cadets, join Eve Mayall and the ANAPA Board for this informative panel.

Military Review & Academic Awards Ceremony

Sunday, November 7th
11:00am – 12:15pm

This is the moment you’ve been waiting for. The Army and Navy Academy Corps of Cadets will present a military review and academic awards ceremony on Maffucci Field for the enjoyment of the Academy community. Academic awards to be handed out during this ceremony will include honorees from Spring of the 2020-2021 School Year, along with this year’s first round of Silver A winners–the highest award a cadet can attain while attending the Academy. This will conclude our programming for the Autumn Ball weekend.