Students report to the student services office in the lower level of Herrmann Hall upon check-in; students arriving after working hours or on the weekends may check in at the quarterdeck on the main floor of Herrmann Hall. It is recommended to arrive one week before the beginning of classes to complete the check-in process.
Military faculty and staff should report to the chain of command in their respective school, program or office.
New student orientation is held in the school’s King Hall Auditorium on the date indicated in the welcome aboard packet. The new student orientation will take the entire day and begins at 7 a.m.
Each graduate school also conducts its own student orientation. Dates and times for graduate school orientations vary among schools.
NPS Student Services is a student-centered team of professionals committed to empowering students to achieve their educational and personal goals. The Department of Student Services office provides administrative and military support services to students during their course of study at the Naval Postgraduate School.
Upon arriving at NPS, students arriving with orders in hand must check in at the registrar’s office. As the registrar maintains the school’s official academic records, students are obliged to respond to that office on all matters pertaining to courses and grades, and students are responsible for meeting all deadlines for adds, withdrawals, incompletes, thesis submissions, etc.
A student’s academic record is his or her own responsibility, and it must not be assumed that professors, program officers or others are taking care of these matters. The registrar’s staff welcomes conscientious attention to these important details through visits to its office.