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Parents of West Point cadets experience unique challenges as their sons and daughters undergo a rugged and demanding training program. Membership in a West Point Parents Club offers an opportunity for mutual support, fellowship, and access to useful information about the Academy and cadet life. At present there are more than 100 clubs throughout the United States and abroad.

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
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

Join our Email List! - Receive periodic updates from West Point!

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
Calendar Information 2016-2017 - 12/30/2016

Counseling Support:

Center for Personal Development


Graduation Dates

Class of 2017 - May 27, 2017
Class of 2018 - May 26, 2018
Class of 2019 - May 25, 2019
Class of 2020 - May 23, 2020
Information for graduation is usually posted in January/February preceeding the event. For planning purposes, please use the prior year information. Thank you!
Proper Cadet Mailing Instructions
Updated 2/10/2017

Map of West Point - (Prints best on legal sized paper)

Map of Walking Privileges

Medical Information:
Medical and Dental Information

Phone Directory
Helpful Phone Numbers - Updated 2/7/2017

Social Media Links:
West Point Parents Facebook Site
Facebook "Smart Card"
Helpful Information for Facebook Users
West Point Parents Twitter Site
West Point Parents Flickr Site - Photos

Tax Information:
Tax Information for Parents - 12/17/2015

Transportation and Bus Schedules:
TSA Announcement for Service Academies
For the most current schedule and more information on the Cadet Ferry Service please visit this link -
Pickup Locations and Links for NYC Travel

New Schedules for 2016 -
Labor Day Weekend 2016
Columbus Day 2016
Thanksgiving 2016
Army-Navy 2016 - Buses will depart at the end of the class day.

Winter Break - 2016 

Presidents Weekend 2017
Spring Break 2017

Schedules from previous year - please use for planning
Graduation Day Departure - May 21, 2016
CFT 2 - Cadet Field Training - Return & Release for CFT 2; Return June 25-26, 2016 - Release July 25, 2016
Return for Reorganization - August 6 & 7

Brigade Tactical Department - TAC Team Directory
USCC Company Mascots

Cadet Hostess
Suggested Formal Attire - Updated 11/30/2015
Suggested Semi-Formal Attire

Acceptance Day Information:
Acceptance Day 2016 - Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
Acceptance Day Information - Additional information to help with planning
Acceptance Day Parking and Bus Map - Parking is available in the bright pink areas on the map. Shuttles are available from Buffalo Soldier Field to Clinton Lot - near the Plain (parade field).
Buses will run from 7:30-Noon.
A handicapped accessible shuttle will be available.
Acceptance Day Parade Map - Please review

Army-Navy Events - Timeline for Army-Navy Week 2016
Army-Navy Fan Guide - Link to external publication

Army-Navy 2015 - Tentative schedule of events

More Army-Navy Information - More details!

Graduation Information:
Additional graduation dates for 2017:
Coming soon!

Parents' Weekend Information
Family Weekend 2016  - Updated 10/19/2016
Academic Open House Invitation - An opportunity to meet members of the staff and faculty in each of our academic departments.
Family Weekend FAQ - Oct. 21-23, 2016

Family Weekend 2016 - Presentations from Friday, Oct. 21
Superintendent's Brief
Commandant's Brief
Academic Brief
Department of Military Instruction - Military training, branch information & graduation requirements

Plebe-Parent Weekend
Plebe-Parent Weekend - Class of 2019 - March 11-13, 2016
Leader Team Brief - Information shared on Saturday, March 12, 2016

FAQ for Plebe-Parent Weekend 2016
Plebe-Parent Weekend 2016 Map - Shuttle bus stops and academic open house locations
Prints best on legal size paper - hard copies will be available upon arrival
Plebe-Parent Weekend 2016- updated 3/10/2016

R-Day Information
R-Day Welcome Brief - Class of 2020
R-Day Schedule 2016
FAQ for R-Day and CBT 2015 - Helpful information for R-Day and Cadet Basic Training
Class of 2019 Welcome Brief - Information presented by the Leader Team - 6/29/2015
USMA Welcome Brief Class of 2018

Ring Weekend 2017
Suggested Ring Weekend Attire
Ring Weekend Information - Class of 2017
Ring Weekend Security Message - Please review!
Suggested Ring Weekend Attire - Updated 8/2/2016

Graduation - Class of 2016
Grad Week Shuttle Map  - Don't forget to use RideSystem to track the shuttle!
Graduation Shuttle Bus Information - shuttle details
Graduation Parade Map
Graduation Banquet - Recommended Attire
Stadium Map
RV Parking at West Point
This link will not go live until Saturday, May 21 at 9:35 a.m. (eastern time)
Please share this live stream link with family members and friends who can't make it to West Point!

Track the Shuttle Bus - During Grad Week, West Point will use GPS trackers on the shuttle buses. Use this link to find the bus. This is only for the buses running Wednesday, May 18  through Friday, May 20 shuttling guests around West Point.
Or for your smart device, you can download the app RideSystems from
Google Play or the iTunes Store.