COAST GUARD ACADEMY
New London, CT 06320, USA

RELOCATION/WELCOME GUIDE

Digital Relocation/Welcome Guide

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Welcome

Welcome to the United States Coast Guard Academy. One of the smallest of America’s five federal service academies, the Coast Guard Academy is situated on 103 acres of rolling hills on the west bank of the Thames River in historic New London, Connecticut. The Coast Guard Academy offers a prestigious

Arrival

The Coast Guard Academy has a proud tradition as one of the most selective colleges in America. Students come to the Academy to be challenged academically, physically and professionally. By providing excellent academic programs, a structured military regimen and competitive athletics, the Academy graduates competent and professional military leaders who

The Academy

WAESCHE HALL Waesche Hall was named after Adm. Russell R. Waesche (Class of 1906), commandant of the Coast Guard during World War II. The Coast Guard became an integral part of the South Pacific struggle, landing thousands of troops upon Pacific shores. Waesche’s leadership was an acknowledged national asset. He

Academic Programs

  The Academy provides a four-year Bachelor of Science degree program, with the curriculum heavily oriented toward math, science and engineering. Like the other U.S. federal service academies, students receive a full scholarship and graduates serve in the military for at least five years after graduation. Majors Engineering The Department

Local Area

  Nicknamed “The Whaling City,” New London is a seaport city and a port of entry on the northeast coast of the United States. It is located at the mouth of the Thames River (pronounced as to rhyme with “James”). New London has also been recently designated a “Coast Guard
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