Classmates, an update from Rick Rubel – as of 20 January 2022

USNA ’72 50th Reunion Newsletter #2

’72 Classmates –

Here is some updated info for our 50th Reunion

Reunion registration is now open online.

The link is: https://SignUpNow.Events/USNA1972

INFO TO LOGIN: You’ll be asked for your name, (with an option to provide a title or suffix), an email address, a cell phone number (or 2, if you choose), whether you want to receive text updates, your Company number and the name you used at graduation, and to create a password (8 characters, including an upper case letter, a number, and one special character), and whether you have any needs, such as mobility or dietary limits, etc.) Remembering your password is a good idea, but the site will send you an email with it if you forget!

Dates: Thursday, 27 October – Sunday, 30 October 2022


The 50th Reunion price for couples, singles, widows, and Tailgate guests includes:

  • Thursday night Welcome reception (food and drink),
  • Friday night reception with heavy hors d’oeuvres and drink (Note companies can stay at your   Company Tables Friday until 2100 for Company parties in Alumni Hall),
  • Saturday tailgate (food and drink),
  • Football game tickets (required to attend the tailgate),
  • Sunday Brunch in King Hall, and
  • Free events, which include the Class Business meeting, Superintendent’s Briefing, a “special” Dress Parade, religious services at the Chapel and Levy Center, and the Class of 1972 Memorial Service

Pricing:  (Please note that prices are a bit higher than the 45th reunion due to 5 years of inflation (12%), supply chain problems, and labor shortages, etc.)


EARLY         UNTIL- 30 April                        $622.72

REG             1 May-7 July                            $672.22

FULL            8 July-25 Oct                           $692.72


EARLY         UNTIL- 30 April                       $399.72

REG             1 May-7 July                           $433.22

FULL            8 July-25 Oct                          $492.72

CHILDREN <15 (weekend)                         $100.00

WIDOWS                                                     $172.00

TAILGATE ONLY GUESTS                           $88.00 plus $42 for each game ticket

TAILGATE ONLY CHILD GUESTS (<15)     $42.00 plus $42 for each game ticket

  • Season ticket holders may choose to use their season tickets for access to the game (and the Class Tailgate). Their Reunion package cost will be discounted by the amount the Class pays for its group tickets ($42 for each ticket). This option, titled “Season Ticket Holders – Remove Ticket from Weekend Package” is available on the Events page, immediately following the Tailgate event for you and each of your guests (there’s a check box for each person in your group) Note that the Events page appears after you have entered the names of your Guests, and selected the red box that states, “Continue Registration – Add your events and pay”.
  • Registration sign up will ask if you need mobility assistance or if you have other restrictions on diet or other activities during the Reunion events
  • Cancellations for reunion registration will be refunded (minus the processing fee of 2.99% of your cost, plus $0.25.)
  • Donations to the class operating fund for future projects may be made during registration
  • COVID protocols are likely to change between now and October. We will keep you informed. This is one of the conditions that can be publicized via text, if you agree to receive texts while registering.
  • Other info on Parking, driving onto the yard, security docs, etc., are described in the FAQs in the registration pages.
  • When paying, Classmates have the option of paying monthly installments, if desired. (This option can be selected while reviewing your Checkout page.)

Hotels with room blocks

Two hotel room blocks were contracted: DoubleTree & Crowne Plaza. Both are in Parole and will have Class bus service. If you have other-than-standard rooming needs (for example if you need a suite) then call either hotel direct. You may be able to find a slightly lower rate online outside of the room block, but do note there may be a different check-out time, breakfast availability and/or cancellation policy. Rates are subject to city/state taxes. Bellman services available for early arrival/late departure.


  • 210 Holiday Court – Front desk: 410.224.3150
  • To reserve a blocked room, call the hotel directly and ask for our Class of 1972 rate (code ZUS), OR go online to and select Annapolis location, enter arrival and departure dates, enter desired room info (include all occupants for breakfast count), hit SPECIAL RATE button and enter ZUS. If you come to an online screen that offers GROUP code and PROMOTION code buttons, use GROUP code button.
  • Blocked rates: 10/27 (THU) -10/29 (SAT): Single/Double: $239, Triple: $254, Quad: $269 {Includes Breakfast on Friday, Saturday & Sunday.}
  • 10/25 (TUE), 10/26 (WED), 10/30 (SUN), 10/31 (MON): Single-Quad: $144 {No Breakfast Included}
  • 72-hour cancellation policy to avoid one-night room charge (+taxes.)
  • Cut-off date: August 25th, 2022.

Crowne Plaza info:

  • 173 Jennifer Road – Front desk: 410.266.3131
  • To reserve a blocked room, call the hotel directly and use Class Code NF2 – USNA Class of 1972 50th Reunion. Jenna Cleary, Sales Coordinator, 410-571-1501 can assist with any issues or special needs. Press 0 to get the Front desk; if you press 1 it will take you to central reservations… but central reservations does not have our contract rate, only the front desk as it is managed locally.
  • Blocked rates: $179 for 10/26 (WED) & 10/30 (SUN) and $209 for 10/27 (THU)-10/29 (SAT) and includes Breakfast for up to 2 per room per night.
  • 2-day cancellation required (if you cancel, retain your cancellation# email to ensure refund.)
  • Cut-off date: September 25th, 2022.

Ship’s Stores are online. The links are:

Schedule: (tentative)

Thursday, 27 October 2022

  • 0730-1600 Midshipmen Store Hours
  • 0900-1700 Visitor Center Hours
  • 0900-1500 Alumni Golfing
  • 0900-1700 Museum Hours
  • 1200-1215 Noon Meal Formation
  • 1600-2000 Check-In Double Tree Hotel
  • 1600-2000 Welcome Reception at the Double Tree Hotel

Friday, 28 October 2022

  • 0730-1600 Midshipmen Store Hours
  • 0900-1530 Check-in Alumni Hall lobby
  • 0900-1700 Visitor Center Hours
  • 0900-1700 Museum Hours
  • 0930-1030 Class Business Meeting
  • 1200-1215 Noon Meal Formation
  • 1350-1500 Superintendent’s Briefing and Alumni Association Welcome
  • 1600-1715 Dress P-rade on Worden Field
  • 1700-1930 Reception at Alumni Hall (immediately after P-rade)
  • 1715-2000 Reunion Check-in for Stragglers – Alumni Hall lobby
  • 1930-2100 Company tables – can stay until 2100 at Alumni Hall for Company parties
  • 1915-2030 Jewish Service in Levy Center

Saturday, 29 October 2022

  • 0730-1200 Midshipmen Store Hours
  • 0900-1700 Museum Hours
  • 0900-1700 Visitor Center Hours
  • TBD Tailgate (Inside stadium NW corner)
  • TBD Navy VS? (Schedule will be set in March 2022)

Sunday 30 October 2022

  • 0800-1000 Brunch in King Hall
  • 0900-1000 Catholic Service (Main Chapel)
  • 1000-1100 Class of ’72 Memorial Ceremony in the Levy Center
  • 1100-1215 Protestant Service (Main Chapel)