Additional Resources

Access RequestMcNair Gate Access for those without CACs or PIVs
AY23-24 North Campus Key Academic Dates
AY23-24 North Campus Student Orientation (forthcoming)
AY23-24 North Campus Electives Catalog (forthcoming)
AY23-24 North Campus Military Student Service In-Briefs
AY23-24 North Campus Civilian Student Voluntary Pre-Briefs
Defense Travel System: Training required prior to first time creation of a travel authorization (CAC required) 
DoD SAFEA DOD enterprise-wide method of securely transferring UNCLASSIFIED, FOUO and large files
Government Travel Card: Training mandated by the Travel and Transportation Reform Act of 1998 (CAC required)
IT GuidanceFor NDU's Bring-Your-Own-Device environment
Privacy Program: Guidance on data usage, transmitting sensitive info, and NDU's privacy compliance
Security Clearance Reqs: Info on JEMIS registration and passing security clearances to NDU  














Welcome Class of 2024!

It's a pleasure to welcome you to the National Defense University's Class of 2024. You will find the year ahead to be professionally and personally rewarding. During your time here, you will be interacting with colleagues from across the U.S. interagency as well as with our many International Fellows as we embrace a mixture of people, cultures, and ideas. Our world­class faculty and staff are committed to providing you an inclusive learning environment that is intellectually challenging and academically rigorous -- this is a unique opportunity for you to study, reflect, and hone your abilities as a strategic thinker and leader across many disciplines. 

As an in-residence institution, we have smartly and safely combined in-person instruction and engagement with a very successful virtual learning environment. Our flexible hybrid model can rapidly adapt to changing health protection conditions as warranted, while continuing to provide you with the same superb quality of education for which the "University of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff' is renowned. 

Finally, I encourage you to visit this page often, as we are constantly updating and adding key information to help you make a smooth transition to your new assignment. 

We look forward to your arrival and we are excited about accompanying you on your educational journey during the upcoming Academic Year. 

Sincerely Yours, 

President, National Defense University


All Students Must Complete Cybersecurity Requirements

Access to NDU information systems is predicated on user compliance with DoD/NDU cybersecurity regulations. No student will receive access to any NDU system until the student has accurately, fully and verifiably completed all mandatory DoD/NDU cybersecurity requirements. See the following program-specific web pages for cybersecurity compliance instructions and forms:

For questions about NDU's technology and computing environment, please contact the ITD Service Desk at (202) 685-3824.

COVID Guidance

Please review our COVID FAQs document, updated on 14 October 2022.