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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 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
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 & Descriptions
Class of 2018
Graduation Dates:
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 
December 21

Proper Cadet Mailing Instructions
Updated 5/18/2018
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:

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

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

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

Family Weekend 2017

Family weekend is intended to offer family members an opportunity to explore West Point.
There are a variety of activities planned. You will have time with your cadet once they are out of classes on Friday and as duties/privileges allow on Saturday and Sunday.  Your cadet will be your best source of information on their schedule and availability.
Family Weekend Schedule 2018 - updated 10/17/2018

GRADUATION - the information below is intended to assist with planning
Graduation Guide and Map 2018 - prints best on 11 x 17 paper
Graduation Activities - 2018 - Tentative timeline for Class of 2018 (May 26) Graduation
Graduation FAQ 2018
Graduation Services 2018
First Class Club Grad Week Lunch Information
Directorate of Cadet Activities - Hours of operation for USMA Bookstore, Cadet Store, First Class Club, Grant Hall and Jefferson Cafe' (library). 

Plebe-Parent Weekend - 2018

R-Day Information
R-Day Welcome Brief - Presentation from the Leader Team, July 3, 2017

R-Day Schedule 2018 - 6/25/2018
Map of West Point for R Day - 2018 - please review map for parking and shuttle stops

Constitution Island Tour - Detailed information for tours (bus to South Dock and ferry to Constitution Island)
R-Day Welcome Presentation

Ring Weekend 2019
Ring Weekend - Class of 2019
Ring Run 5K Route

Graduation Banquet - Recommended Attire

March Back Information 2018 - please review if planning to attend
FAQ - R-Day & Cadet Basic Training 2018 - frequently asked questions to help with planning for R-Day and beyond.
Chaplains Time Information - If you are interested in supporting Chaplains Time, please review this document. Thank you!