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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 - 5/9/2016

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 6/17/2015

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

Press Releases - CBT & Dean's List

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 -
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
Pickup Locations and Links for NYC Travel

Labor Day Weekend 2015
Thanksgiving 2015
Thanksgiving Bus to W. NY 2015 
Bus will stop in Syracuse, Rochester and Buffalo
Army-Navy 2015
- Buses will depart at the completion of the class day.

Winter Break - 2015 Buses to all airports

Winter Break Return Bus from W. NY - Jan. 3, 2016

Presidents Weekend 2016
Spring Break 2016

Message from the Brigade Tactical Officer - Sept. 2014
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:

Army-Navy 2015
Army-Navy 2015 - Tentative schedule of events
More Army-Navy Information - More details!

Graduation Information:
Additional graduation dates for 2016:
August 5, 2016 & December 16, 2016

Parents' Weekend Information
Academic Presentation - 2015
Branch and Summer Training Brief - 2015
Superintendent's Presentation - 2015
Parents' Weekend 2015 - final schedule
Parents' Weekend - Details - shuttle ap and stops (best way to travel around post), Academic Open House locations, gift shop and restaurant hours of operation.
Parents' Weekend FAQ

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 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 - Class of 2016 - Updated 7/8/2015
Graduation - Class of 2016
Graduation Events 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 FAQ 2016 - Frequently asked questions to assist with planning
Graduation Banquet - Recommended Attire
Stadium Map
RV Parking at West Point
Watch Graduation Live! 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.