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 80 clubs throughout the United States.
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 6/1/18)
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
Class Crests & DescriptionsClass of 2018
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
Class of 2022 - May 21, 2022
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 2018
June 15, August 10 & December 21
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
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 2017 -
Labor Day - 2017
Columbus Day 2017
Winter Break Bus Schedule - 2017
Presidents Weekend 2018
Spring Break 2018
Graduation Day - 2018
Cadet Field Training 2
Return for Reorganization 2018-2019
Purchase bus tickets here!
Brigade Tactical Department - TAC Team Directory
USCC Company Mascots
Suggested Formal Attire - Updated 11/30/2015
Suggested Semi-Formal Attire