Parking Bans & restrictions in place! New London and surrounding areas will be filled with excitement as the U.S. Coast Guard Academy Class of 2021 will graduate on May 19, 2021 at 11 am. The Academy's 140th Commencement ceremony will feature President Joe Biden as the keynote speaker.
NOTICE: USCGA Graduation
United States Coast Guard Academy, 31 Mohegan Ave., New London, CT 06320
After four years of studying and learning to become the best officers possible, the U.S. Coast Guard Academy Class of 2021 will graduate on May 19, 2021 on Cadet Memorial Field at the USCGA, 31 Mohegan Ave., New London, CT 06320.
The graduation is scheduled to commence at 11 am. The Academy's 140th Commencement ceremony will feature President Joe Biden as the keynote speaker.
In consideration of the scheduled event, the following parking restrictions shall be in effect: NO PARKING on River Ridge Rd., Deshon St., Nameaug Ave., Oneco Ave., Farnsworth St., Winchester Rd., and Uncas Ave. beginning at 5:00 am on May 19, 2021. NO PARKING SIGNS WILL BE POSTED. The parking restrictions will remain in effect until later in the day at the discretion of the police department. Parking tickets will be issued and vehicles towed.
Riverside Park shall be closed to the public beginning at 5:00 am on May 19, 2021 until later in the day at the discretion of the police department as well.
Members of the public will be allowed to assemble at the following locations: McKinley Park located at the corner of Williams St. & Crystal Ave., the grass parcel on Williams St. just past the overpass (Williams St./ Briggs St.), and the grass parcel located across the street from the main gate of the USCGA (in front of the fence). Individuals will not be permitted to congregate past the main gate.
NOTICE: For safety and security purposes, any attending members of the public who wish to assemble in the designated areas, NOTE that no full masks/face-covering items of any sort may be worn, no signs utilizing sticks and/or posts, no backpacks and/or bags, no amplified noise device(s) [unless City of New London permit on file for said date/event] or sticks/posts of any sort are permissible.
Please contact the New London Police Department with any questions. Thank you.