Monterey Naval Postgraduate School FAQ

Installation Info: Zip Code: 93943, Area Code: 831, DSN: 756

The Monterey Naval Postgraduate School was established June 9, 1909, by Secretary of the Navy George Von L. Meyer, creating a school of marine engineering at Annapolis. Now on California's Monterey Peninsula on the Pacific Coast, the school was originally in Maryland. After WWII a postwar review team examined 25 sites nationwide and recommended the old DelMonte Hotel in Monterey, which the Navy had leased during the war for use as a preflight training school. The Navy later purchased the DelMonte Hotel and the surrounding 627 acres for $2.13 million. It was officially moved to Monterey in December 1951.

The school now has more than 1,800 students from all branches of the armed services. It provides more than 40 programs of study, ranging from traditional engineering to space science programs.

The Monterey area boasts many recreation opportunities, including a wealth of state parks for camping, hiking or bicycling. Carmel River State Beach, Elkhorn Slough National Estuarine, Fremont Peak State Park and Laguna Grande Regional Park are only a few of the parks within driving distance from the base. On-base activities include a library, theater, camping, golf, tennis and pool.