Navy Post-Graduate Office Policy and
Procedures for MIT 2N Students

Student Organizations

MIT Course 2N students are organized by class according to graduation year and courses/subjects being taken. The senior USN student in each group is designated as the Class Leader and is responsible to the Academic Officer (AO) and/or Curriculum Officer (CUO) for designated duties in connection with the administration of his/her group. A brief outline of the areas of responsibility of the Class Leader follows:

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Dress Code

The dress code is consistent with Naval Postgraduate School policy (ref: NPS Student Handbook, Section 112) with minor exceptions/relaxations as noted below. It applies to all officer students assigned to the Navy Post-Graduate Office including U.S. Coast Guard and International. At all times, officers shall ensure that their dress and personal appearance is appropriate for the occasion and brings credit to themselves and the military service.

Civilian “business casual” attire shall be worn during work hours (0730 to 1700) Monday through Friday, excluding holidays. “Business casual” is defined as collared shirt or sweater/turtleneck, slacks, socks, and leather dress/casual shoes. For women, equivalent items such as blouse, dress/skirt, nylons, and heels are added. The USN uniform equivalent of “business casual” is Service Khaki.

During normal routine (e.g., attending class, studying, etc.), two exceptions/relaxations are authorized: jeans and athletic/hiking shoes may be worn. Additionally, appropriate working attire is authorized when officers are required to work in a lab, outdoors, or similar environment. Athletic gear may be worn immediately to/from workouts or games.

Military uniforms are worn on special occasions as prescribed by the CUO/AO or when deemed appropriate by the officer. Be prepared to attend functions in uniform on short notice.

The following items are not permitted (except as noted above):

• T-shirts or tank tops
• Shorts
• Faded, frayed or badly worn clothing
• Immodest clothing
• Flip-flops or shower shoes
• Hats and other head attire worn indoors
• Belt loops exposed(i.e.,no belt)

Haircuts and facial hair are to be maintained in compliance with your respective organization’s standards (whether in uniform or not).

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Out of Area Procedures

If you are traveling out of the local area and/or will not be reachable at your normal emergency contact numbers for more than 24 hours, you must inform the PG Office and your Class Leader of your plans and how to reach you in case of emergency. Email notification is preferred.

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School-Related Travel

The 2N Program sponsors and funds certain school-related travel. Examples include attending professional conferences/symposiums, meeting with project sponsors, conducting site visits, and short-term internships. For such travel, 2N students obtain permission from the AO or CUO via email request. The student pays for the travel and submits a travel claim for reimbursement AFTER the travel is complete. Students are responsible to coordinate travel plans and arrangements with the AO/CUO and 2N Administrative Assistant to ensure that they understand the MIT travel rules and procedures. MIT travel information and resources are available at http://vpf.mit.edu/travel.

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