Upcoming Events

U.S. Naval War College events showcase the expansive depth and reach of our programs and faculty, and enhance our relevance to the Navy and national security.

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U.S. Naval War College Upcoming Events

Rear Adm. Shoshana S. Chatfield, president U.S. Naval War College, gives a speech at the 2019 Convocation Ceremony at the college August 5, 2019.

U.S. Naval War College Convocation

Wednesday, August 04, 2021
10:00 a.m.
Virtual Event

The 2021-2022 academic year will welcome joint service and international students during a convocation ceremony at the U.S. Naval War College.

Phil M. Haun, dean of academics, U.S. Naval War College (NWC), provides opening remarks at the Future Warfighting Symposium in NWC’s Spruance Auditorium, Aug. 6.

Future Warfighting Symposium

Thursday, August 05, 2021
8:00 a.m.
Virtual Event

The Future Warfighting Symposium launches the U.S. Naval War College’s academic year with a symposium on emerging technologies, cyber war and space operations.

Rear Adm. Shoshana S. Chatfield (front row, center), president, U.S. Naval War College,     stands with faculty and graduates of the college’s Advanced Strategist Program on the steps of Luce Hall, Aug. 15

Advanced Strategist Program Graduation

Friday, August 13, 2021
9:30 a.m.
Virtual Event

The Advanced Strategist Program is a thirteen-month, double-elective course built on top of the college’s established and accredited master’s degree program. The academic year is organized into three trimesters: Joint Military Operations, National Security Affairs, and Strategy and Policy.

Adm. John M. Richardson, chief of naval operations (CNO), provides remarks during the CNOs' 23rd International Seapower Symposium at U.S. Naval War College.

24th International Seapower Symposium

Tuesday, September 14-17, 2021
8:00 a.m.
Newport, Rhode Island

The purpose of the International Seapower Symposium is to provide a forum for senior international naval leaders to discuss common maritime challenges and opportunities to enhance international maritime security cooperation.

U.S. Naval College in the background with the museum.

New Student Orientation

Wednesday, November 03-05, 2021
8:00 a.m.
Virtual Event

New student orientation is a multi-day event designed to prepare you for your upcoming U.S. Naval War College experience and give you the information you will need to be ready when classes begin.

Web banner for graduation at U.S. Naval War College

U.S. Naval War College Graduation

Tuesday, November 09, 2021
3:00 p.m.
Virtual Event

The U.S. Naval War College features a one-year graduate-level program that graduates about 600 resident and 1,000 distance learning students each year.

U.S. Naval War College (NWC) students and staff gathered during NWC’s annual 2019 Army-Navy Flag Football Game.

Annual Naval War College Army-Navy Flag Football Game

Friday, December 03, 2021
3:00 p.m.
Nimitz Football Field, Naval Station Newport, Newport, RI 02841

The annual U.S. Naval War College Army-Navy flag football game will take place at Nimitz Football Field, Naval Station Newport on Friday, Dec. 3.