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Herrmann Hall, Room 022 Monterey, CA 93943-5100
(831) 656-3093

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Herrmann Hall, Room 033
(831) 656-3812/3813
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Before Arrival

Congratulations on your selection to the Naval Postgraduate School!  Upon receipt of your official orders, the NPS registrar will input your information into the student database (PYTHON).  Once this is complete, the Student Services Office will issue you an NPS user ID and password via a welcome aboard letter through email.   If you have not received a welcome aboard letter within 30 days prior to the start of your curriculum or if you have any other questions, please contact Student Services at

Please be aware that Student Services is transitioning to a virtual check-in process.  This is scheduled to be ready for the incoming July 2015 class.  During this time, information may change on this page.  Please check back regularly for the latest information concerning check-in and on line registration.


In an effort to provide you, our customers, with the best possible service and support Student Services have developed a web in-processing system. This system will greatly reduce your in-processing time once you arrive at the Naval Postgraduate School and must be completed prior to your arrival. The most essential element of your pre-arrival in-processing is access to the NPS Education Management System called PYTHON and the completion of your student profile within PYTHON.

Medical Pre-Registration is also recommended - read more about Medical pre-registration here.


Arrival at NPS outside of the dates published on orders is not authorized.  Changes or modifications must be accomplished via parent service manpower authorities.  Upon arrival report to Student Services, located in Herrmann Hall (basement - Room 039). Wear the appropriate seasonal uniform to check in (USN: SDB's/Summer Whites, USMC: Alphas, USAF: Short Sleeved Blues, USA: Class B's). The office is open M-TH 0700-1600 and FRI 0700-1400. Student Services will take your picture and provide a Check-in Sheet. Students have one week to return the completed check-in sheet completed check-in sheet (DOC) to Student Services.

New Student Orientation

The New Student Orientation is mandatory for all incoming students.  It is held in the King Hall auditorium and will last for most of the morning.  The scheduled presentations are intended to introduce new students to policies, information and services relevant to their stay and study at NPS.  Reference the “Student Check In” information page for specific dates and times.

Student Information Handbook

An on-line student handbook is maintained by the Dean of Students to officially disseminate NPS policy concerning student matters. ALL students are required to read, understand and comply with the policies set forth in the NPS Student Information Handbook.


The Parks at Monterey Bay, the peninsula's privatized military housing office, offers homes in four residential areas on the peninsula all of the areas are within a 20 minute drive to campus.

Single and unaccompanied military personnel are authorized to reside in military housing as well as those service members with families. Housing is available for all ranks and is assigned on a first-come, first-serve basis. There is no waiting list and no appointments needed. The Parks at Monterey Bay will not assign housing until you are ready to move in. New homes are assigned to incoming military families based on availability.

The cost of off post/temporary housing is high because Monterey is a resort/high cost area. A Navy Lodge is available near campus to accommodate military families - at an affordable rate. The telephone number is toll-free 800.628.9466 (800-NAVY-INN). Read more about Housing here.

Additional Information

The Fleet and Family Support Center offers additional information and relocation assistance services.

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All information contained herein has been approved for release by the NPS Public Affairs Officer.
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