Information for Cadets and Parents (booklet)
- The purpose of this booklet is to help parents understand and meet the unique challenges of having a son or daughter attend West Point. Please keep in mind cadets do need to navigate much of the 47-month experience on their own, but we hope you will find this information helpful as you support your son or daughter in their education and training to become a leader of character. (Updated 6/9/15)
Emergency Contact Information - If you have a family emergency and can not reach your cadet via phone, text or email, you can call Central Guard Room (CGR). CGR is staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week - (845) 938-3030. In addition, if there has been a death in the family, please contact the Red Cross or 877 272-7337.
The Red Cross helps with the verification in order for the chain of command to make a decision regarding emergency leave.If you need to reach a member of your cadet's TAC team - Brigade Tactical Department Contact List.
Parent Clubs - Mission Statement - The West Point Parent Clubs exist to provide support to cadets, families and the United States Military Academy. The main focus of the clubs is facilitating communication between the Academy and cadet parents, promoting the image of West Point, assisting the Academy in recruitment efforts and providing fellowship to parents of cadets.
FIND a parent club in your area - Parent Club Map
Send Off Events - 2016 - Check the list for an event near you!
A great way for the incoming candidates and parents to connect with others in their area!
Important dates for summer/fall 2016 - A few dates to assist with planning!
Reception Day - R-Day for the Class of 2020 - Monday, June 27
March Back - Final event for Cadet Basic Training - Monday, August 8
Acceptance Day - Saturday, August 13
First Class Day - Monday, August 15
Ring Weekend - Friday, August 26 - Saturday, August 27
Parent/Family Weekend - Friday, October 21 - Sunday, October 23
Security Message - If you are a frequent visitor to West Point - please review - thank you!
Cadet-Parent ID Request Form - if you are a 2020 parent, please leave the TAC information blank.
REAL ID Additional Information
Graduation - Class of 2016
Graduation Events 2016
Graduation FAQ 2016 - Frequently asked questions to assist with planning
Graduation Banquet - Recommended Attire
RV Parking at West Point - Reservations begin January 19
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