USNA 2017 Commissioning Week Advisory
The United States Naval Academy will hold Commissioning Week Functions from May 19 - May 26, 2017. Those coming to the Circuit Court for Anne Arundel County during Commissioning Week should allow extra travel time due to the increased traffic in downtown Annapolis. For 2017, the Blue Angels will once again be participating in the week long events which will cause additional road closures and congestion. Click here for a full schedule of Commissioning Week events.
Naval Academy Bridge (Md. Rt. 450) Closures: The Naval Academy Bridge (Md. Rt. 450) will be closed to all vehicular and pedestrian traffic at the times listed below. Vehicles entering and leaving Annapolis should use Rowe Boulevard or other alternate routes.
TUESDAY, May 23 Blue Angels arrival and flight rehearsal: The Naval Academy Bridge (Md. Rt. 450) will be closed from 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. or conclusion of flight rehearsal. The rehearsal will officially begin at 2:00 p.m.
WEDNESDAY, May 24 Blue Angels flight demonstration: The Naval Academy Bridge (Md. Rt. 450) will be closed from 1:45 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. or conclusion of flight demonstration. NOTE: In the event of inclement weather Wednesday, May 24, the Naval Academy Bridge (Md. Rt. 450) will also close from 10:45 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 24.
FRIDAY, May 26 Graduation Ceremony: The ceremony will start at 10:00 a.m. at the Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium. Roads near or leading to the stadium - including Route 50, Rowe Boulevard, Farragut Road, Taylor Avenue, West Street, Cedar Park Road, Annapolis Street and Route 450 - will be backed up. Congestion is expected to start at 6 a.m. and to peak between 7 and 10 a.m. There will also be congestion after 1:00 p.m. when the ceremony is expected to end. Please plan your travel accordingly and be safe.
6:30 a.m. Parking Gates Open, Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium.
7:00 a.m. Stadium Gates and Concessions Open to Guests, Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium
10:00 a.m. Class of 2017 Graduation, Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium.