Services on The Yard

NOTE: Please refer to the USNA Coronavirus Guidance for updates on access and/or any closure information.

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 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 Academy graduates who died in the line of duty and whose bodies were never recovered.

USNA Cemetery brochure (PDF)

USNA Cemetery/Columbarium eligibility

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 

Access instructions to visit or attend services at the USNA Chapel/Columbarium 

Reception venue options: 

On the Naval Academy grounds through the Naval Academy Business Services Division

Historic Ogle Hall (Alumni House),
247 King George Street, Annapolis, MD 21402