Past Events

The U.S. Naval War College (NWC) event calendar is expansive. Through reflection and examination, past NWC events may still highlight our educational and research position in the naval community and the wider defense audience.

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U.S. Naval War College Past 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.
Aug 03 2020

U.S. Naval War College Convocation

10:00 a.m.
Virtual Event

The 2020-2021 academic year will welcome joint service and international students during a convocation ceremony at the U.S. Naval War College.

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Jul 29 2020

Virtual Electives Fair

12:00 p.m.
Virtual Event

This presentation introduces the electives courses that will be offered during the Fall 2020 trimester. Students are required to take two elective courses per year to attain a master's degree.

U.S. Naval College in the background with the museum.
Jul 28 2020

New Student Orientation

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.

U.S. Naval War College with cherry blossoms
Jul 27 2020

U.S. Naval War College Faculty Cloister

9:00 a.m.
Virtual Event

This event constitutes an important component of the formal U.S. Naval War College (NWC) environment. The cloister recognizes significant achievements of the NWC faculty and includes a presentation of awards as well as new faculty introductions.

U.S. Naval War College video conference banner
Jul 14 2020

Inter-American War Game 2020 Closing Conference

8:00 a.m.
Virtual Event

The Inter-American War Game is an annual virtual war game, originally started in the 1970s, involving up to 13 countries from North and South America.

Web banner for graduation at U.S. Naval War College
Jun 30 2020

U.S. Naval War College Distance Education Graduation: June 2020

2:45 p.m.
Virtual Event

On Tuesday, June 30, students from the College of Distance Education, U.S. Naval War College will participate in a virtual graduation ceremony with a keynote speech by Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark Milley.

Web banner for graduation at U.S. Naval War College
Jun 24 2020

U.S. Naval War College Graduation: June 2020

9:45 a.m.
Virtual Event

Established in 1884, U.S. Naval War College is the oldest institution of its kind in the world. More than 50,000 students have graduated since its first class of nine students in 1885 and about 300 of today’s active duty admirals, generals and senior executive service leaders are alumni.