Typically, you will attend a Welcome Aboard social reception at the CPO Club during the first week in-residence. This serves as an opportunity to get acquainted with staff and fellow students. Non-alcoholic refreshments and finger-foods are provided, but anything you get from the bar is on you.
Also, as a member of the class, you may choose to incur costs you cannot claim as travel expenses. You can expect to spend approximately $20 per week participating in class activities (e.g., coffee mess, bottled water, gee-dunks, etc.). These expenses alone may total up to $60. Beyond that, paying for items such as group tee shirts, class functions (bar-b-que for example) or class legacy gifts could run higher. Again, paying for these items are a matter of personal choice.