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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.

Parent Handbook - (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 8/24/17)

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!

Calendar Information 2017-2018
Calendar Information 2016-2017 - 12/30/2016

Counseling Support:

Center for Personal Development

Graduation Dates:
Class of 2018 - May 26, 2018
Class of 2019 - May 25, 2019
Class of 2020 - May 23, 2020
Class of 2021 - May 22, 2021
Information for graduation is usually posted in January/February preceeding the event. For planning purposes, please use the prior year information. Thank you!
*Additional graduation dates - Class of 2017
June 16, August 11 & December 22 in Crest Hall, Eisenhower Hall.

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

Photography and Publications
Legacy Photography - Letter to Parents
Link to USMA Legacy site -
Phone - 1 844 560-5670
Cadet Activities Publications
 - Bugle Notes, Howitzer, Pointer, Mortar, Wall Calendar and Planner

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 2016
Tax Center Information
Tax Forms 2016

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 - 2017
Columbus Day 2017
Thanksgiving 2017

Army-Navy 2016 - Buses will depart at the end of the class day.

Winter Break - 2016 

Presidents Weekend 2017
Spring Break 2017

Graduation Day Departure - May 27, 2017
CFT 2 - Cadet Field Training - Return & Release for CFT 2; Return June 29, 2017 - Release July 30, 2017
Return for Reorganization
- August 12 & 13

Brigade Tactical Department - TAC Team Directory
USCC Company Mascots

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

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:

Graduation Speech 2017 - Text of speech delivered by Secretary of Defense James Mattis
Graduation  Activities 2017
Graduation Week Transportation & Parking

Graduation Week Shuttle Map - maps will be available around post
Graduation FAQ 2017 - updated 5/19/2017
Graduation Parade Map - updated 5/19/2017
West Point MWR - Graduation Services - West Point Club, Outdoor Recreation (tents, tables & chairs), lodging & more!
Graduation RV Parking Information - Reservations begin 1/17/17 @ 10 a.m.
Directorate of Cadet Activities - Graduation Day Luncheon Information
Thayer Hotel - Event offerings - Updated Information - 5/11/2017

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 2020 - March 10-12, 2017
Plebe-Parent Weekend Leadership Briefing - 3/11/2017
Plebe-Parent Weekend Map - 2017
Plebe-Parent Weekend Guide 2017 - please review - hard copies will be distributed upon arrival
Plebe-Parent Weekend - Department of Physical Education - Open house and demonstrations
Plebe-Parent Weekend FAQ 2017

R-Day Information
R-Day Welcome Brief - Presentation from the Leader Team, July 3, 2017
R-Day Schedule - Welcome Class of 2021 Parents and family members!
R-Day and Cadet Basic Training FAQ 2017

CFT2 - Camp Illumination Information
CFT2 - Closing Ceremony/Promotion Information