More than 1,200 young men and women reported for "I-Day," where they took an oath of office to become members of academy's newest class.
Prospective plebe Matthew Sensenig of Reading, Pa., receives instructions on how to properly salute during Induction Day at the U.S. Naval Academy on July 1, 2014, in Annapolis, Md.
More than 1,200 young men and women reported for "I-Day," where they received haircuts, medical examinations, new uniforms and instructions on how to salute before taking an oath of office to become members of academy's newest class.
U.S. Navy ensign Bo Merritt, of Galesburg, Ill., looks for a prospective plebe's name tag.
Prospective plebes have their heads shaved.
Prospective plebes carry their belongings before boarding a bus bound for their dormitory.
Prospective plebe Emani Alston of Beaufort, S.C., left, is measured for a uniform by Arlene Herndon.
Prospective plebes learn how to properly wear their covers.
Prospective plebes Harold Choo, left, of Paramus, N.J., and Stephen Steckler of Rochester, N.Y., try on new shoes that they were issued.
Prospective plebe Sahara Graft, left, of Key West, Fla., hugs her father Wade before checking in for Induction Day.