Services on The Yard

In 1987, the U.S. Naval Academy constructed a Columbarium adjacent to the cemetery on College Creek. The Columbarium was built by the U.S. Naval Academy Alumni Association with $500,000 in gifts from alumni and friends of the U.S. Naval Academy. This included a major grant from the George and Carol Olmstead Foundation in memory of Jerauld L. Olmstead, Class of 1922. The Columbarium offers resting places for those who wish to be inurned at the Naval Academy. 

The Columbarium is approximately 160 feet long and six feet high on a three-tiered pedestal. All exterior surfaces are white marble. Each niche front is removable by a special key. Niches are assigned in consecutive order and cannot be reserved in advance.

In front of the Columbarium stands a memorial donated by the Class of 1937 in honor of the Naval Academy graduates who died in the line of duty and whose bodies were never recovered.

USNA Cemetery brochure (PDF)

USNA Cemetery/Columbarium eligibility

This map of the cemetery and this plan of the Columbarium indicating section numbers will help you navigate the grounds.

Remember to get the DD214 Form

Contact Information:
Memorial Affairs
United States Naval Academy, 
101 Cooper Road Annapolis, MD 21402-5027 
Phone: 410-293-1101 
Fax: 410-293-4809 

Reception venue options: 

Fluegel Alumni Center, 301 King George Street, Annapolis, MD

On the Naval Academy grounds through the Naval Academy Business Services Division (NABSD).