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West Point Parents Club of North Texas Calendar

We have a variety of fun and informative activities designed to support our parents as we all support our cadets.  

  • WPPCNTX club events are shown in red bold. 

  • Important West Point dates for cadets are shown in black bold.

  • Events of interest from other clubs, societies, and military-friendly organizations are shown in blue bold 

MAY 2023

  • 05|20 WPPCNTX Parent Club Meeting

Time: 2 PM - 3 PM CDT
Location: Spring Creek BBQ

Address: 3514 W Airport Fwy, Irving, TX 75062

All existing member families and future cadet families are invited to join us. 

Great way to connect with families and share information. 

  • 05|20 WPPCNTX Orientation #2
    Class of 2027 & USMAPS Parent & Cadet Candidate 

Time: 3 PM - 4 PM CDT

Location: Spring Creek BBQ

Address: 3514 W Airport Fwy, Irving, TX 75062

Open to members and non-members.  This informative session is for parents and cadet candidates.  We'll share tips on preparing for R-day and BEAST, plus give you a chance to ask questions.  Invites will be sent via email (contact if you have any questions).   

  • 05|07 WPPCNTX Virtual Toast the Firsties

Time: 12:30 PM CDT

​​In this members-only event we'll bid farewell to our Firstie parents and provide them with an opportunity to hear from an Army Colonel and Command Sergeant Major about what life has in store for their soon-to-be Second Lieutenants.  Invites will be sent via email.

Address : Winewood Grill, 1265 S. Main Street Grapevine.

  • 05|19 Term End Exams - BEAT THE DEAN! ​

  • 05|27 West Point Last Day of Classes

  • 05|21 WPPCNTX Virtual Talk with a Plebe  

Time : 5:00 PM Central


​​This event is for 2027 Cadet Candidates and USMAPs only.  This is a great chance to ask questions of USMA 2026 cadets who have successfully navigated USMAPS, R-Day, Beast, and their Plebe year at West Point.  Invite will be sent via email/Text.  

  • 05|26 West Point First Class Receptions for the Class of 2023

  • 05|27 West Point Graduation for the Class of 2023

  • 05|BD Carry the Load Memorial March

This event brings awareness to the True Meaning of Memorial Day. Funds raised during Memorial May provide direct support for the healing of the mind, body, and soul of our nation's Military, Veterans, First Responders and their families.

JUNE 2023

  • 06|10 Break-in-My-Boots Road March 

Time: 8:00 AM to 10:00 noon CDT
Location: Dove Park North 
Pavilion in Grapevine. 1509 Hood Lane, Grapevine TX, 76051

The event will be held rain or shine at the Dove Park NortPavilion in Grapevine.You must RSVP to to receive the event instructions.  

​This event is for 2027 and USMAPS cadet candidates, parents are welcome too (or you can join us later in the morning at the Ice Cream Social - see below).  Join us for a quick lesson on how to care for our feet before we head out on a road march.  Class representatives from your 50-year affiliation class USMA 1977 will be on hand to walk with you.  This is an excellent way to meet your classmates and get in a good workout. 

  • 06|10 WPPCNTX Ice Cream Social for 2027 & USMAPS 

Time: 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM CDT
Location: Dove Park North Pavilion in Grapevine. 1509 Hood Lane, Grapevine TX, 76051

The event will be held rain or shine at the Bear Creek Pavilion in Grapevine.  Please RSVP to to help us plan

Open to members and non-members this fun session is a chance for parents and cadet candidates to hear some final words of wisdom from USMA parents and grads, and meet their classmates.  We'll even have the opportunity for cadet candidates to speak directly with current USMA cadets home on summer leave. 

  • 06|12 West Point Cadet Field Training CFT #1 Ends

  • 06|27 West Point R-Day for the Class of 2027; BEAST begins!       

  • 06|30 West Point Cadet Field Training CFT #2 Ends

JULY 2023

  • 07|TBD West Point R-Day for USMAPS 

  • 07|22 Club Social Lunch Event

Time:  11:30 

Location: Spring Creek BBQ

Address: 3514 W Airport Fwy, Irving, TX 75062

No formal presentations - this is purely a social event!  We'll meet at a DFW location and at a Central Texas location for some food and fellowship among our parents.   You can order what you'd like off the menu and introduce yourself to other parents.  Suggested dress - casual!  A great time to break out your West Point gear and your Texas nametag.   Exact locations will be released a few days before the event.  


  • 08|TBD West Point all cadets return 

  • 08|TBD West Point USMA 2027 March Back

  • 08|TBD  West Point Reorganization Week    

  • 08|TBD West Point Acceptance Day for the Class of 2027 

The parade is planned for 10 am, cadets are released at different times after the parade making finding your Cadet difficult!  Have them meet you at Ike's Riverside Cafe in Eisenhower Hall for Gabe's A-Day Luncheon (below).

  • 08|TBD Gabe's A-Day Luncheon
    Hosted by the West Point Parents Club of North Texas and the West Point Society of North Texas. 

    • This event is open to all Texas families and there is no cost.  After the parade head to Ike's Cafe in Eisenhower Hall to cool off while you wait for your cadet.  When they arrive, the West Point Society will announce their name (have your cameras ready!).  This is likely the first time they will publically be called "Cadet" after having been called "New Cadet" during Beast.  Enjoy refreshments and sandwiches before you head out to enjoy the rest of the day with your Cadet. 


  • 08|TBD West Point First Day of Class

  • 08|TBD West Point Ring Weekend for the Class of 2024


  • 09|TBD West Point Labor Day - no classes

  • 09|TBD West Point Branch Week

  • 09|TBD WPPCNTX Club lunch

    •  This is a great time to meet other West Point parents, learn about upcoming activities, and get your questions answered about the fall semester.


  • 10|TBD "T3" Texas Tamale Tailgate

    • A yearly event led by the West Point Parents Club of Houston and supported by a $5,000 major donation from the WPPCNTX.  Held at West Point, this post-game tailgate party is open to the entire Corps of Cadets and offers them a chance to sample some Texas food and enjoy some Texas-themed hospitality.  If you are at West Point on tailgate day, please drop by.  Tickets are available at the door for parents and families (you do not need a ticket for your cadet).  Cadets eat free thanks to our club's donations!

  • 10|TBD West Point Columbus Day - no classes

  • 10|TBD West Point Family Weekend

  • 10|TBD Service Academy Career Conference (SACC) Job Fair

    • Location: Hyatt Regency Dallas

    • Address: 300 Reunion BLVD, Dallas, TX. 

    • More information at

  • 10|TBD WPPCNTX Fall Boodle Box Building Event

    • Time: 8 AM - 10:30 AM CDT

    • Location: Parr Park Pavilion parking lot 
      Address: 3010 Parr Ln, Grapevine, TX 76051.  If it rains we'll meet under one of the large pavilions

    • Volunteers Needed: Text Michele Windsor at (817) 313-6026 to let her know you can help

    • Cadet lifec an be tough, especially as the grind of the academic year sets in and the weather begins to turn cold at West Point.  We'll cheer up our cadets with some treats from home. 

    • Boodle Boxes - The club will build 78 boodle boxes to ship to West Point.

    • Please bring: donations for the Lone Star Military Ball.  Each year our club collects bottles of wine ($10-$15+) and $25 gift cards to donate.  The wine will be part of a fundraising raffle, and the cadets attending the ball will each receive gift cards.  Last year every cadet received $50 in gift cards as Army led the way in donations!

    • If you ordered a boodle box:  our club provides boodle (snacks), shipping tape, pre-printed shipping labels, donuts & juice, and the West Point hoodie (if you ordered one), plus we will take the boxes to the post office after the event.  If you can't make it, a volunteer will build the box for you!

    • If you did not order a box: you can still attend, just bring snacks for 24 cadets (individually wrapped if they are homemade snacks) and a medium postal service shipping box.  You can fill up snacks and mail the box to your cadet (sorry, we can't mail it for you).  

    • A limited number of long sleeve t-shirts and West Point hoodies will be available for purchase on site


  • 11|TBD The annual Dallas Help Our Heroes Luncheon. 

    • ​Celebrate the Army Scholarship Foundation and the goals that it’s achieved. You will also be helping fund next year's recipient winners’ scholarships.  For more information visit this link.

  • 11|TBD West Point Football Game:  Army Beats Air Force 


  • 12|TBD West Point all cadets leave for Winter Break


  • 01|TBD West Point all cadets return from Winter Break

  • 01|TBD West Point Reorganization Week

  • 01|TBD West Point Semester Begins - first day of classes

  • 01|TBD West Point celebrates Martin Luther King Day - no classes


  • 02|TBD West Point Yearling Winter Weekend for the Class of 2026

  • 02|TBD West Point Post Night for the Class of 2024

  • 02|TBD West Point 100th Night for the Class of 2024

  • 02|TBD West Point celebrates President's day - no classes 

MARCH 2024

  • 03|TBD West Point Spring Break 

  • 03|TBD West Point Plebe Parent Weekend for the Class of 2026

  • 03|TBD WPPCNTX Spring Boodle Box Building Event 

APRIL 2024

  • 04|TBD West Point Society of North Texas is hosting a Founder's Day Dinner 

  • 04|TBD WPPCNTX Parent Club Meeting

  • 04|TBD WPPCNTX Orientation #1
    Class of 2028 & USMAPS Parent and Cadet Candidates


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