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Thanksgiving Day

Date: November 23, 2017 to November 23, 2017

Thanksgiving Day is a federal holiday celebrated on the fourth Thursday in November. In the fall of 1621, the Pilgrims held a three-day feast to celebrate a bountiful harvest. Many regard this event as the nation's first Thanksgiving.

To learn more about the history of Thanksgiving, please visit site.

Discover NPS Day

Date: December 1, 2017 to December 1, 2017

Discover NPS Day is an open-campus event designed to demonstrate how the Naval Postgraduate School accomplishes its unique mission of defense-focused graduate education to our friends, collaborators, and community and business leaders across the entire Monterey Peninsula. Among other things, planned events include several displays of science and technology in action through a variety of STEM activities, in addition to a live address from one of the university’s graduates currently serving as a NASA astronaut.

We also hope to engage other sectors of our regional population, with relevant, topical keynote and breakout lectures by world-renowned experts from our faculty ranks and beyond.  

For more information, please visit


Fall 2018 Quarterly Awards Ceremony

Date: December 5, 2017 to December 5, 2017

The Fall 2018 Quarter Awards ceremony will take place on Tuesday, December 5, 2017.

For additional Information, please visit Graduation Schedule site.


Fueling the Dragon & Feeding the Tiger

Date: December 8, 2017 to December 8, 2017
Time: 1:00 p.m.
Location: ME Lecture Hall

The December 8, 2017 Defense Energy Seminar lecture is titled “Fueling the Dragon & Feeding the Tiger” with Dr. Fred Beach, Associate Director for Energy & Technology Policy at the Energy Institute, University of Texas. ME Lecture Hall - 1:00 p.m.

NPS' academic programs in Defense Energy are supplemented by a seminar series which provides a forum for leading voices within the field, practitioners, and other Defense Energy influencers.

Please visit the Energy Academic Group site for more information.

Fall 2018 Graduation Ceremony

Date: December 15, 2017 to December 15, 2017
Location: King Hall

The Naval Postgraduate School Fall Quarter Graduation Ceremony is scheduled for Friday, December 15, 2017.

The graduation streaming video will be available on December 15 shortly before the start of the ceremony. Please click here to watch the Graduation Ceremony - LIVE.

For dress uniform and more information, please visit the NPS Graduation site.

New Year’s Day

Date: January 2, 2018 to January 2, 2018

New Year’s Day is a federal holiday celebrated on January 1.
To learn more about New Years Day, please visit site.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Birthday

Date: January 15, 2018 to January 15, 2018

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is celebrated on the third Monday in January.
For more on this holiday please visit

President’s Day

Date: February 19, 2018 to February 19, 2018

President's Day is observed the third Monday of February in honor George Washington, the first President of the Untied States. President's Day also honors the legacy of past presidents.

For more on this holiday please visit