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Starfleet Academy in 2258 (alternate reality)
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The main building in 2258 (alternate reality)
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Starfleet Academy in 2368
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Starfleet Academy as it was portrayed in a simulation created by Species 8472 in 2375
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A diploma awarded to Starfleet Academy graduates in the mid-22nd century.
Ex astris scientia (Latin for "From the stars, knowledge").
Starfleet Academy motto

The Starfleet Academy on the planet Earth was the main campus of Starfleet Academy located in San Francisco, California. (Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan)


The Academy existed as early as the 2140s. It was originally used as a training ground for United Earth Starfleet personnel. Ensign Patricia F. O'Malley graduated the Academy in 2149. (ENT: "Storm Front, Part II")

In 2161, the Academy was incorporated into the Federation as the training grounds for the Federation Starfleet. (TNG: "The First Duty")

The grounds of Starfleet Academy were across the Golden Gate Bridge from the central hub of Starfleet itself, Starfleet Headquarters. (Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan)

The Academy facilities in San Francisco featured parade grounds where drills took place. A large elm tree with a circular bench was located close to those grounds. Both Simon Tarses and Jean-Luc Picard liked to sit at this place, watch and study. (TNG: "The Drumhead")

Cadets at the Academy were allowed at least limited permission to go off campus. For example, both Benjamin Sisko and Nog regularly traveled from San Francisco to New Orleans for dinner at Joseph Sisko's restaurant early in their first year at the Academy. (DS9: "Homefront"; DS9: "Explorers")

Many Federation Starfleet officers, including Nog, Benjamin Sisko, Wesley Crusher, and James T. Kirk, went to the Earth campus. Boothby was the groundskeeper throughout most of the 24th century. (TOS: "Shore Leave"; DS9: "Homefront"; TNG: "The First Duty"; VOY: "In the Flesh")

The Academy depicted in the Replimat

Starfleet Academy's Earth campus was depicted on several viewscreens on Deep Space 9's Promenade and Replimat. (DS9: "The Muse")

After United Earth separated from the Federation in 3089, Earth no longer hosted Starfleet Academy. Nevertheless, the Academy grounds were preserved intact. Several USS Discovery crew members visited the former Academy in 3189, where they found a tree that had existed there since the 23rd century. (DIS: "People of Earth")

Notable alumni

Prime reality

Alternate reality

Background information

The 24th century Academy grounds were filmed at the Tillman Water Reclamation Plant in Van Nuys, California (the Starfleet Headquarters scenes were also filmed here). Matte paintings by Illusion Arts were added for the larger buildings.

It is unknown if all Starfleet officers graduated there, but Trip Tucker did mention Starfleet training in "The Andorian Incident" and "STC" in "Observer Effect".

As there were never any earlier or later mentions to Starfleet Academy in Star Trek: Enterprise, the diploma would appear to be a mistake on the part of the art department, especially since it was the intention of the producers that Starfleet Academy did not exist until the founding of the Federation.