Date:

October 27-October 30, 2022

Location:

United States Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD

# Registered:

533

Event HQ:

DoubleTree Annapolis

Welcome to the USNA Class of 1972 50th Reunion

Welcome to the Class of 1972 50th Reunion! We're looking forward to seeing you! Our planning continues for a great weekend on Oct 27 - Oct 30, 2022. Our class website contains additional information for hotel accommodations. Please see the reservation links below or refer to our class website: 1972.usnaclasses.net/50th-reunion.

The 50th Reunion price for Classmates, widows of Classmates and other Guests registering for all Reunion Package events includes:

  • Thursday night Welcome reception (food and drink)
  • Friday night reception with heavy hors d’oeuvres and drink (Note: companies can stay at your Company Tables Friday until 2100 for Company parties in Alumni Hall)
  • Saturday tailgate (food and drink)
  • Football game tickets (required to attend the tailgate)
  • Sunday Brunch in King Hall, and
  • Free events, which include the Class Business meeting, Superintendent’s Briefing, a "special" Dress Parade, religious services at the Chapel and Levy Center, and the Class of 1972 Memorial Service

Pricing: (Please note that prices are a bit higher than the 45th reunion due to 5 years of inflation (12%), supply chain problems, and labor shortages, etc.)

Two hotel room blocks were contracted: DoubleTree & Crowne Plaza. Both are in Parole and will have Class bus service. If you have other-than-standard rooming needs (for example if you need a suite) then call either hotel direct. You may be able to find a slightly lower rate online outside of the room block, but do note there may be a different check-out time, breakfast availability and/or cancellation policy. Rates are subject to city/state taxes. Bellman services available for early arrival/late departure.

DoubleTree info: - SOLD OUT - CHECK BACK FOR CANCELLATIONS

  • 210 Holiday Court - Front desk: 410.224.3150 
  • To reserve a blocked room, call the hotel directly and ask for our Class of 1972 rate (code ZUS), OR go online to www.doubletree.com and select Annapolis location, enter arrival and departure dates, enter desired room info (include all occupants for breakfast count), hit SPECIAL RATE button and enter ZUS
  • Blocked rates: 10/27 (THU) -10/29 (SAT): Single/Double: $239, Triple: $254, Quad: $269 {Includes Breakfast on Friday, Saturday & Sunday.} 
  • 10/25 (TUE), 10/26 (WED), 10/30 (SUN), 10/31 (MON): Single-Quad: $144 {No Breakfast Included} 
  • 72-hour cancellation policy to avoid one-night room charge (+taxes.)
  • Cut-off date: August 25th, 2022.

Crowne Plaza info 

  • 173 Jennifer Road – Front desk: 410.266.3131, then press 0. 
  • To reserve a blocked room, call the hotel directly and use Class Code NF2 – USNA Class of 1972 50th Reunion. Jenna Cleary, Sales Coordinator, 410-571-1501 can assist with any issues or special needs. Press 0 to get the Front desk; if you press 1 it will take you to central reservations… but central reservations does not have our contract rate, only the front desk as it is managed locally. 
  • Blocked rates: $179 for 10/26 (WED) & 10/30 (MON) and $209 for 10/27 (THU)-10/29 (SUN) and includes Breakfast for up to 2 per room per night. 
  • 2-day cancellation required (if you cancel, retain your cancellation# email to ensure refund.) 
  • Cut-off date: September 25th, 2022.

Ship’s Stores are online: 

For clothing items: http://www.usnaclasstore.com/72store.html

For non-clothing items: https://www.foreverfirstie.com/product/class-packages

See Event Schedule Classmate Registration

USNA Class of 1972 50th Reunion Schedule

Thursday, 10/27/22
0730 - 1600

Midshipmen Store Hours

USNA Mid Store
101 Wilson Rd, Annapolis, MD 21402

Thursday, 10/27/22
0900 - 1700

Visitor Center Hours

http://www.usnabsd.com/for-visitors/

USNA Visitor Center
52 King George St, Annapolis, MD 21402

Thursday, 10/27/22
0900 - 1600

Museum Hours

USNA Museum
118 Maryland Ave, Annapolis, MD 21402

Thursday, 10/27/22
0900 - 1500

Class of '72 Golf Outing

If interested, contact Tal Manvel.

Naval Academy Golf Course
64 Greenbury Point Rd, Annapolis, MD 21402

Thursday, 10/27/22
1200 - 1215

Noon Meal Formation

USNA
Tecumseh Court, Annapolis, MD 21402

Thursday, 10/27/22
1600 - 2000

Check-in

Reunion check-in will be conducted on Thursday and Friday of reunion weekend.

DoubleTree Annapolis
210 Holiday Court, Annapolis, MD 21401

Thursday, 10/27/22
1600 - 2000

Welcome Reception

Come early and renew your friendship with Classmates of old.

DoubleTree Annapolis
210 Holiday Court, Annapolis, MD 21401

Friday, 10/28/22
0730 - 1600

Midshipmen Store Hours

USNA Mid Store
101 Wilson Rd, Annapolis, MD 21402

Friday, 10/28/22
0900 - 1530

Check-in

Reunion check-in will be conducted on Thursday and Friday of reunion weekend.

USNA Alumni Hall Lobby
675 Decatur Rd, Annapolis, MD 21402

Friday, 10/28/22
0900 - 1700

Visitor Center Hours

http://www.usnabsd.com/for-visitors/

USNA Visitor Center
52 King George St, Annapolis, MD 21402

Friday, 10/28/22
0900 - 1600

Museum Hours

USNA Museum
118 Maryland Ave, Annapolis, MD 21402

Friday, 10/28/22
0930 - 1030

Class Business Meeting

This meeting will be a time to reflect on our 50+ years of class loyalty and fellowship as well as to celebrate our overwhelming support of our alma mater and the Brigade of Midshipmen. We will review fundraising and class projects.

USNA Alumni Hall
675 Decatur Rd, Annapolis, MD 21402

Friday, 10/28/22
1200 - 1215

Noon Meal Formation

USNA
Tecumseh Court, Annapolis, MD 21402

Friday, 10/28/22
1350 - 1500

Superintendent Briefing and Alumni Association Welcome to all classes

Opportunity to catch up on the latest USNA news from Vice Admiral Sean Buck, the 63rd superintendent of the U.S. Naval Academy.

USNA
TBD, Annapolis, MD 21402

Friday, 10/28/22
1600 - 1715

Dress Parade

An event you don’t want to miss!

USNA
Worden Field, Annapolis, MD 21402

Friday, 10/28/22
1700 - 1930

Reception

Friday night reception with heavy hors d'oeuvres and drink (Note: companies can stay at your Company Tables Friday until 2100 for Company parties in Alumni Hall)

USNA Alumni Hall
675 Decatur Rd, Annapolis, MD 21402

Friday, 10/28/22
1700 - 2000

Check-in, Stragglers

Reunion check-in will be conducted on Thursday and Friday of reunion weekend.

USNA Alumni Hall Lobby
675 Decatur Rd, Annapolis, MD 21402

Friday, 10/28/22
1915 - 2030

Jewish Service in Levy Center

USNA
Levy Center, Annapolis, MD 21402

Friday, 10/28/22
1930 - 2100

Company Tables

USNA Alumni Hall
675 Decatur Rd, Annapolis, MD 21402

Saturday, 10/29/22
-

Class Tailgate @ Class Ring NW (Time TBD)

Inside the stadium at the Class Ring NW. Time TBD as the football schedule is finalized.

You WILL need tickets to get in to the tailgate.

Go Navy!

Navy Marine Corps Stadium Class Ring NW
550 Taylor Ave, Annapolis, MD 21401

Saturday, 10/29/22
-

Navy Football

Tickets are included with the Reunion Package

Navy Marine Corps Stadium
550 Taylor Ave, Annapolis, MD 21401

Saturday, 10/29/22
0900 - 1600

Midshipmen Store Hours

USNA Mid Store
101 Wilson Rd, Annapolis, MD 21402

Saturday, 10/29/22
0900 - 1700

Visitor Center Hours

http://www.usnabsd.com/for-visitors/

USNA Visitor Center
52 King George St, Annapolis, MD 21402

Saturday, 10/29/22
0900 - 1700

Museum Hours

USNA Museum
118 Maryland Ave, Annapolis, MD 21402

Sunday, 10/30/22
0900 - 1700

Visitor Center Hours

http://www.usnabsd.com/for-visitors/

USNA Visitor Center
52 King George St, Annapolis, MD 21402

Sunday, 10/30/22
0900 - 1000

Catholic Service (Main Chapel)

USNA
Main Chapel, Annapolis, MD 21402

Sunday, 10/30/22
1000 - 1100

Class of '72 Memorial Service

Join your classmates and families to offer "fair winds and following seas" to those who have gone before us.

USNA
Levy Center, Annapolis, MD 21402

Sunday, 10/30/22
1100 - 1700

Museum Hours

USNA Museum
118 Maryland Ave, Annapolis, MD 21402

Sunday, 10/30/22
1100 - 1215

Protestant Service (Main Chapel)

USNA
Main Chapel, Annapolis, MD 21402

 

Shout Outs

Frequently Asked Questions

Please review our Frequently Asked Questions to have an enjoyable event.

How much is the registration fee?

The 50th Reunion price for Classmates, widows of Classmates and other Guests registering for all Reunion Package events includes:

  • Thursday night Welcome reception (food and drink)
  • Friday night reception with heavy hors d’oeuvres and drink (Note: companies can stay at your Company Tables Friday until 2100 for Company parties in Alumni Hall)
  • Saturday tailgate (food and drink)
  • Football game tickets (required to attend the tailgate)
  • Sunday Brunch in King Hall, and
  • Free events, which include the Class Business meeting, Superintendent’s Briefing, a "special" Dress Parade, religious services at the Chapel and Levy Center, and the Class of 1972 Memorial Service

Pricing: (Please note that prices are a bit higher than the 45th reunion due to 5 years of inflation (12%), supply chain problems, and labor shortages, etc.)

The registration fees for the 50th Reunion are:

COUPLE

 

UNTIL

 

EARLY         19 January – 30 April   

 

30 April

622.72

REG              1 May- 7 July

 

7 July

672.22

FULL            8 July- 25 Oct

 

25 Oct

692.72

 

 

SINGLE

 

 

EARLY         19 January – 30 April   

 

30 April

399.72

REG              1 May- 7 July

 

7 July

433.22

FULL            8 July- 25 Oct

 

25 Oct

492.72

 

 

 

CHILDREN <15 (weekend)

 

100.00

WIDOWS

 

$172.00

TAILGATE ONLY GUESTS

 

$88.00 + $42 for each game ticket

TAILGATE ONLY CHILD GUESTS (<15)

 

$42.00 + $42 for each game ticket

Can I pay with cash or check?

No, to keep efficient processes, we are only accepting credit card transactions - cash and check are not accepted.

What is the processing fee?

The processing fee covers the credit card transaction fees and is 2.99% + $0.25.

When does registration close? What are the late registration fees?

Help out the reunion committee by making plans early! You have the option to make payments over time, the earlier the better! The registration fees will increase beginning on 1 May, and further on 8 July. Registration will close on 25 October.

What is the refund policy?

Full refunds, minus the processing fee, will be issued on an individual basis if your circumstances change so you can’t attend the Reunion after you register. Contact the Reunion Registrar, Paul Bienhoff (Bienhoff@verizon.net) to arrange a refund.

Do I need a passport to gain access to the Yard?

In short, Yes!

Residents from a state/territory that is compliant with REAL ID or non-compliant with REAL ID, but has received an extension may continue to use their current state/territory-issued driver’s licenses and identification cards, regardless of whether the card is REAL ID compliant or not, for accessing federal facilities, including military bases.  This is what we call 'state-based' enforcement.  Only the state that issued the resident’s license/ID must be either compliant or have been granted an extension in order for that resident to use that license/ID for accessing Federal facilities.  The license/ID itself does not have to be REAL ID compliant until 'card-based' enforcement begins on May 3, 2023.

Starting February 5, 2018, residents of American Samoa, which is not compliant with REAL ID and was not granted an extension, will no longer be allowed to use their American Samoa-issued driver’s licenses and identification cards to access federal facilities (including military bases), enter nuclear power plants or board commercial aircraft.  As noted above, this is what we call 'state-based' enforcement.  American Samoa residents will need to show an alternative form of identification that is acceptable to the facility.  Visitors should contact the facility to determine what, if any, identification is needed for access.

Where alternative forms of ID are required, typically, a government issued photo ID, such as a Passport or Passport Card, will suffice.

Where do I buy game tickets in the 1972 class block?

Game tickets will be provided in the registration package you’ll receive when you sign in. For season ticket holders, you may use your existing tickets, and we’ll discount your registration fee by the cost of our tickets (TBD) in the End Zone block (or, you may “donate” this amount to the Class fund).

Can I park in The Yard?

Getting your vehicle onto, and parking in the Yard is always challenging given construction projects and needs of the MANY Classes holding their reunions during this Homecoming Weekend. We do NOT recommend parking in The Yard. Most access will be via foot at Gate 1.

How can families of Fallen Classmates register to attend the reunion?

The USNA Class of 1972 is honored to have families of our fallen classmates join us for the weekend. Please contact the Reunion Registrar for details. (Paul Bienhoff, Bienhoff@verizon.net)

Can I park at the Stadium during Game Day?

In short, No. Parking will NOT be sold for the stadium (Blue and Gold) lots on game day. A season parking pass can be purchased by season ticket holders. Satellite parking is available at the Harry S Truman Park and Ride, located on Harry S Truman Parkway just off Riva Road. Shuttle service begins five (5) hours prior to the start of the game. Service continues throughout all games, ending approximately two (2) hours after each game's completion. The shuttle runs approximately every 20 minutes, and drops off and picks up at the Navy Ticket Office at the Class of 1953 Pavilion. Handicapped Parking: For access to handicapped parking, you must have a season parking pass. In order to obtain handicapped parking, one must purchase a season parking pass as well as have a state issued handicapped parking placard or license plate. Please see the NAAA Football Parking & Fan Guide at www.navysports.com.

NOTE: Bus transportation for USNA Class of 1972 will be provided to and from the stadium from both the DoubleTree Hotel and the Crowne Plaza Hotel. The transportation schedule will be added to this site and the class website when finalized TBD.

COVID and Security Requirements:

These are not locked in, and will probably change before the Reunion. We will keep you posted on Covid and security protocol as we get closer to the Reunion via this site, on the Class Reunion website, or by text (if you have provided us your cell number for this purpose).

While not yet locked in, to meet existing Naval Academy, Naval District Washington and DOD COVID requirements, masks are required for all visitors, regardless of vaccination status, indoors on the Naval Academy Yard or indoors at the Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium. In addition, "outdoor mask requirements remain unchanged, unvaccinated individuals shall be masked if they are unable to maintain proper social distancing."

Residents from a state/territory that is compliant with REAL ID or non-compliant with REAL ID, but has received an extension may continue to use their current state/territory-issued driver's licenses and identification cards, regardless of whether the card is REAL ID compliant or not, for accessing federal facilities, including military bases. This is what we call 'state-based' enforcement. Only the state that issued the resident's license/ID must be either compliant or have been granted an extension in order for that resident to use that license/ID for accessing Federal facilities. The license/ID itself does not have to be REAL ID compliant until 'card-based' enforcement begins on May 3, 2023.

Where alternative forms of ID are required, typically, a government issued photo ID, such as a Passport or Passport Card, will suffice.

How do I register for the Reunion as the widow of a Fallen Classmate?

The registration process for widows of our fallen Classmates has been revised to make it simpler. Widows of fallen Classmates who would like to attend the Reunion can use the following link to register: https://signupnow.events/USNA1972/FallenClassmateGuest.

Our Committee

If you see any of these committee members, please give them a huge thank you as they have given of their time and efforts to help make the event fun and enjoyable for everyone!