Training Ship Golden Bear Summer Sea Term Overview

2024 Summer Sea Term

Enhancing the global awareness of cadets as they apply the intellectual and practical training they have received during the school year 

Training Ship Golden Bear at the Golden Shellback, 180-00.00 Long and 00-00.00 Lat. Video courtesy of Cadet Michael Lapinski '26.

 

Training Ship Golden Bear serves as the primary training platform on which cadets apply technological skills introduced in the classroom and leadership skills acquired from their work assignments and responsibilities within the Corps of Cadets. Each summer, cadets in their first and third years depart with licensed faculty instructors and watch officers for two months during the Summer Sea Term. During these periods at sea, our four compass points, intellectual learning, applied technology, global awareness and leadership development are on full display as the cadets hone their professional mariner skills. 

 

2024 Summer Sea Term NEW UPDATE:

Updated on 05/23/2024

Schedule and itinerary are as follows:

**SCHEDULE AND ITINERARY ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE.

31 May                Cadet leadership reports to the vessel / prep for cadets

01 June                Early move in aboard (0900-1500)

02 June                All cadets move aboard (0900-1700) ALL MUST BE ABOARD BY 2200

03 June                All hands aboard – Summer Sea Training 2024 Commences - first formation

04 June                Second formation – credential check

05 June                F&B drills / secure for sea

06 June                COI drills for USCG

07 June                Secure for sea / MSCPAC Commander guest visit

08 June                Depart Vallejo – Pilot 1100 / shift to anchorage 9 SF - bunker

09 June                Depart SF – outbound for Honolulu, HI

16-19 June    Honolulu, HI (Lyman reception on 17 June)

04-08 July*     South Korea (*Docking in a foreign host nation requires approval and changes should be expected.)

10-14 July*     Japan (*Docking in a foreign host nation require approval and changes should be expected.)

29-31 July     Los Angeles, CA

05 Aug       Arrive Vallejo

06 Aug       Summer Sea Term Ends

 

Vallejo Liberty:

June 3 - 6: Liberty for all cadets granted from 1700-2200 each evening**. 

​NOTE**ALL CADETS WHOSE DIVISION IS ON WATCH ARE REQUIRED TO BE ABOARD WITHOUT LIBERTY. 

June 7: Liberty for all cadets granted from 1700-2000**. 

​NOTE**ALL CADETS WHOSE DIVISION IS ON WATCH ARE REQUIRED TO BE ABOARD WITHOUT LIBERTY. 

June 8: All aboard - Pilot aboard at 1100. 

Liberty is a privilege – not a right – any cadets that fail to meet standards will lose liberty. 

All information on updated cadet liberty will be communicated daily via the Plan of the Day to all cadets and posted directly at the gangway. Review posted liberty guidance at the gangway or check in with the gangway watch for the most up to date information. 

 

Very Respectfully,

Captain S. Bannister TS Golden Bear
California State University Maritime Academy