Base Access

Base Access

Commanding Officers or Officers-in-Charge of Navy installations who receive base access requests directly from academic institutions (AIs), may direct those AIs to the Academic Institution section and request they properly submit their base access requests per the instructions below. The VOLED support page in this section can provide additional information regarding the support teams the Navy has established to assist commands with base access.

General Instructions for Academic Institutions and Commanding Officers

EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY: Academic institutions desiring access to any Navy installation must use the Academic Institution (AI) Portal small square with diagonal arrow extending from it to request visitation. Requests must be approved by the Navy College Region Advisor prior to each visit. Base access requests should be submitted no later than 14 calendar days before the visit date if possible.

Base/installation access requests are governed by provisions of the DoDI 1322.25 small square with diagonal arrow extending from it, which contains required criteria for approval or disapproval of these requests. Normally, academic institution access to bases and installations will be granted for the following four purposes only:

  • Visiting with currently enrolled students
  • Providing academic counseling for currently enrolled students
  • Participation in base-sanctioned education fairs
  • Participation in other base-sanctioned events where the AI sponsors the event. AIs must ensure no commercial solicitation of students takes place, and comply with the other requirements of the DoDI 1322.25 small square with diagonal arrow extending from it, enclosure (3), paragraphs 3f(1) through 3f(5), and paragraph 4 as directed by the Navy College staff and/or installation Education Services Officer.

For more information regarding base access policies and procedures, see the following:

Navy Online Services Base Access (Guide for Schools)

The Navy is using the Academic Institution (AI) Portal small square with diagonal arrow extending from it to allow schools to request base access electronically. These requests are routed to the respective base points of contact and local service education offices (if available) for approval. School officials can track and view their requests. Requests remain in the portal for historical purposes (approved or denied). The education officer supporting that base can use the portal to approve or deny requests and provide comments. Download the Navy Online Base Access Guide for Schools for more information.

On-Base Schools

The Navy invites colleges and universities to teach classes on-base at times (evenings, weekends) most convenient for Service members. Courses are offered, often in accelerated terms, at the vocational/technical, associate, bachelor, and graduate level. Completed courses count for credit toward a college degree or vocational/technical certificate. For more information regarding on-base schools, review the On-Base Schools page.