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 877 272-7337.
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
Calendars: Calendar Information 2017-2018
Calendar Information 2016-2017 - 12/30/2016
Center for Personal Development
Expenses: 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
for graduation is usually posted in January/February preceeding the
event. For planning purposes, please use the prior year information.
*Additional graduation dates - Class of 2017
June 16, August 11 & December 22 in Crest Hall, Eisenhower Hall.
Proper Cadet Mailing Instructions
Map of West Point - (Prints best on legal sized paper)
Map of Walking Privileges
Medical and Dental Information
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 2016
Tax Center Information
Tax Forms 2016
Transportation and Bus Schedules:
TSA Announcement for Service Academies
Pickup Locations and Links for NYC Travel
For the most current schedule and more information on the Cadet Ferry Service please visit this link -
New Schedules for 2016 -
Labor Day - 2017
Columbus Day 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
Suggested Formal Attire - Updated 11/30/2015
Suggested Semi-Formal Attire