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Thanksgiving Day

Date: November 28, 2019

Thanksgiving Day is a federal holiday celebrated on November 22. 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

Veteran’s Day

Date: November 11, 2019

Veterans Day will be observed on Monday, November 12 to honor the men and woman who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces.

JIFX 20-1

Date: November 4, 2019 to November 8, 2019
Location: Camp Roberts

NPS Joint Interagency Field Experimentation (JIFX) 20-1 is scheduled for November 4-8, 2019 in Camp Roberts, CA.

The Joint Interagency Field Experimentation (JIFX) 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.

  • We provide a realistic field environment with airspace, buildings, tunnels, forests, open plains, etc.
  • You provide an emerging technology to address challenges faced by the US Military Forces
  • Together we collaborate and learn about challenges your technology may address!

Experiment Proposal Deadline: 20 Sept 2019

Visit to submit an experiment proposal!

Marine Ball

Date: November 1, 2019
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Location: McNitt Ballroom

Marine Ball is scheduled for Friday, November 1, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. in the Foyer and McNitt Ballroom.

Discover NPS Day

Date: October 25, 2019
Location: Naval Postgraduate School

Discover NPS Day is scheduled for Friday, October 25, 2019 at the Naval Postgraduate School campus from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Event will be focused on STEM education outreach as well as expanded DV/VIP engagement with targeted venues and interactive activities.

For more on this event, please visit

Navy Ball

Date: October 19, 2019
Location: McNitt Ballroom

Navy Ball is scheduled for Saturday, October 19, 2019 in the McNitt Ballroom.

Hypervelocity Gun Weapon System Workshop

Date: October 15, 2019 to October 17, 2019
Location: Naval Postgraduate School

The 10th Hypervelocity Gun Weapon System Workshop will be held at Naval Postgraduate School from October 15th-17th, 2019. This workshop has previously been hosted at Johns Hopkins - Applied Physics Lab, but the Office of Naval Research decided to relocate the venue with the recent establishment of the NPS Railgun Lab and Electric Weapons research group.  The workshop is chaired by Ben McGlasson, Electric Weapons Advisor in the Department of Physics.  Background information is provided below and in the attachments.  Attendance is free (limited to US citizens with SECRET clearance), but registration is required by 20 September using the invitation code !!HGWS2019!! at the following website:

Columbus Day

Date: October 14, 2019

Columbus Day is a federal holiday observed on the second Monday in October.

The History of Probability Theory

Date: October 11, 2019
Time: 11:00 a.m.
Location: Spanagel 117

The October 11, 2019 Physics lecture is titled “Pitfalls and Paradoxes in the History of Probability Theory” with Dr. Michael Shlesinger, Office of Naval Research.

Dr. Michael Shlesinger joined the Office of Naval Research in 1983 to create its Nonlinear Physics program. Dr. Shlesinger became Director of the ONR Physics Division in 1986 and a member of the SES in 1987. Dr. Shlesinger switched to an ST Chief Scientist position in 1995 and received the Presidential Rank Award for Meritorious Senior Professionals in 2004 and the ONR Saalfeld Award for Outstanding Lifetime Achievement in Science in 2006.

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

Summer Quarter Graduation Ceremony

Date: September 27, 2019
Location: Naval Postgraduate School

The Naval Postgraduate School Summer Quarter Graduation Ceremony is scheduled for Friday, September 27, 2019.

The graduation streaming video will be available on September 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.

Bells Across America Ceremony

Date: September 26, 2019
Time: 9:00 a.m.
Location: Hotel Del Monte

Bells Across America Ceremony is scheduled for Thursday, September 26, 2019 at 9:00 a.m. in front of the Hotel Del Monte.

The Bells Across America for Fallen Service Members ceremonies commence at Naval installations throughout the Southwest region. These annual memorials provide opportunities for Surviving families, community supporters, service members, and friends to pause in remembrance of the many heroes we have lost. Their lives, sacrifices and dedication to their country will never be forgotten.

Notably, Bells Across America also shares this month with Gold Star Mothers' and Families' Day, recognized the last Sunday in September. The Navy Gold Star Program is an inclusive program, regardless of service members' branch of service, duty status, location or manner of death. Navy Gold Star is the Navy's official Survivor program providing long-term support to families of the Fallen.

Reporting Date

Date: September 23, 2019
Location: Naval Postgraduate School

U.S. students are to report back on Monday, September 23, 2019.

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

WIC Workshop 2019

Date: September 23, 2019 to September 26, 2019
Location: Naval Postgraduate School

The CRUSER sponsored Warfare Innovation Continuum (WIC) Workshop 2019 is scheduled for September 23-26 as a Naval Postgraduate School Thesis & Research Week activity to apply emerging technologies to shape the way we fight.

Background:  Starting in 2009, the NPS warfare innovation workshops have addressed self-propelled semi-submersibles, maritime irregular challenges, undersea weapons concepts and unmanned systems concepts generation. Participants in these workshops are junior officers from NPS, the fleet, and other DoD commands; and early career engineers from Navy laboratories, academia and industry.

Workshop: Given the design challenge “How might emerging technologies support logistics in contested environments?” small teams of junior officers from NPS and the fleet, and early career engineers from Navy labs, academia and industry will propose technologies and employment concepts in scenario based discussions.  Teams will brief their best concepts to sponsors, industry executives, and senior officers on the final morning of the workshop, and these results will be disseminated to fleet commands.

REGISTER to participate as a Mentor, Observer, or to apply for a spot on a Concept Generation Team

For more on this event, please visit Consortium for Robotics and Unmanned Systems Education and Research (CRUSER) online.

Air Force Ball

Date: September 20, 2019
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Location: McNitt Ballroom

Air Force Ball is scheduled for Friday, September 20, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. in the McNitt Ballroom.

NWC Graduation Ceremony

Date: September 19, 2019
Time: 3:00 p.m.
Location: McNitt Ballroom

Naval War College Graduation Ceremony is scheduled for Thursday, September 19, 2019 at 3:00 p.m. in the McNitt Ballroom.

Quarterly Awards Ceremony

Date: September 17, 2019

The Summer 2019 Quarter Awards ceremony will take place on Tuesday, September 17, 2019.

For additional Information, please visit Graduation Schedule.

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