During Indoctrination, plebes receive an orientation to their responsibilities as college students, in addition to their responsibilities as members of the regiment of midshipmen. This orientation covers material under the general heading of “How to Study,” “Time Management” and the like. These topics are further covered in the first and second trimester during the Academic Hour, a period set aside each week for academic support activity.
There is a midshipman academic officer in each company who is specifically responsible to work with students who are experiencing academic difficulty and to apply the support systems described above to specific cases. The academic officers work closely with the assistant and associate deans. Each plebe is assigned a faculty advisor, who is available through appointment to discuss a broad range of academic problems with a student.