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Genesis Invitational #2 2023


**Specifically for students of color, women, and first generation college students**

The Genesis Invitational is a two-day/overnight program for HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS and their parents or guardians. Our focus during Genesis is on the needs and interests of students of color, women, and first generation college students. Because space in this program is limited, you are guaranteed direct interaction with cadets, faculty, coaches, staff, and graduates. Students will be able to shadow a cadet, attend classes and a team practice, meet with cadet and officer panelists, eat in the cadet wardroom, and experience first-hand what it's like to be a cadet - all while learning how to make a seamless transition to college life and exploring the many opportunities available at the Academy and within the Coast Guard. Students will also have the opportunity to complete an optional Physical Fitness Exam (PFE). By the end of this experience, students will be well prepared to make a decision to apply and potentially attend the Academy if offered an appointment.

At this time, students attending the program will be housed overnight on campus in Chase Hall.

Programming and information for parents will also be provided throughout the day including, but not limited to, informational presentations, meal(s) with Admissions Staff, and a Cadet-led campus tour. Parent participation is optional, and any attending parents/guests will need to make their own overnight arrangements if attending both days of the program. Please note that each student is only authorized to bring a maximum of TWO guests.
Category: On Campus: Overnight
Event Manager:
Contact Phone: 860-448-8503
Contact E-mail:
Starts On: 12 Oct 2023 08:15 AM ET
Ends On: 13 Oct 2023 09:15 AM ET
Location: CT-USCGA Campus Program
Address: U.S. Coast Guard Academy
31 Mohegan Ave.
New London, CT 06320, 860-444-8503
Details/Directions: To plan your trip to the Coast Guard Academy, please visit:

Check in will take place between 8:15-8:45 AM. More information regarding parking and event details will be emailed directly to registered attendees prior to the event date.

Students & Parents:
All students will be provided complimentary meals and will eat in the Wardroom with their Cadet host at no cost. Parents are welcome to join Admissions Staff for a catered Admissions lunch (Day 1) and breakfast (Day 2) on campus that can be purchased at registration (cash only). There will also be an opportunity to join Admissions and CGA staff for a social hour on the evening of Day 1 (details will be provided during the program).

Clothing and Packing:
Students will be in college classes throughout the day, please dress appropriately (comfortable & presentable) with comfortable walking shoes and bring an overnight bag with essentials. If you intend to participate in the Physical Fitness Exam (PFE) or observe sports practice, please bring an appropriate change of clothes.

For questions, please contact the Admissions Office at or your Admissions Officer:
Status: This event has passed.

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