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 2022

05|03 WPPCNTX Virtual Toast the Firsties 7:30-8:30 pm 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.

05|06 West Point Last Day of Classes

05|07-13 Term End Exams - BEAT THE DEAN! 

05|14 WPPCNTX Class of 2026 & USMAPS Parent & Cadet Candidate Orientation Option #2 11:00 am-12:30 pm 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.  This session will cover the same information presented in the April session.  You may find it helpful to attend both sessions to hear the questions from other participants. 

05|15 WPPCNTX Virtual Talk with a Plebe time TBD This event is for 2026 Cadet Candidates and USMAPs only.  This is a great chance to ask questions of USMA 2025 cadets who have successfully navigated USMAPS, R-Day, Beast, and their Plebe year at West Point.  Invite will be sent via email.  

05|18-19 West Point First Class Receptions for the Class of 2022

05|21 West Point Graduation for the Class of 2022

05|20-06|12 West Point Cadet Field Training CFT #1

05|26-06|1 West Point Summer Leadership Experience (SLE)

05|29-30 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.

05|29-06|30 West Point Cadet Field Training CFT #2

June 2022

06|04 8-10 am Break-in-My-Boots Road March  This event is for 2026 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 1976 will be on hand to walk with you.  This is an excellent way to meet your classmates and get in a good workout. The event will be held rain or shine at the Trawick Pavilion in Grapevine. and you must RSVP to WPPCNTX@gmail.com to receive the event instructions.  

06|04 10 am - 12:30 pm WPPCNTX Ice Cream Social for 2026 & USMAPS  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.  The event will be held rain or shine at the Trawick Pavilion in Grapevine.  Please RSVP to WPPCNTX@gmail.com to help us plan.

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

06|27 West Point R-Day for the Class of 2026; BEAST begins!       

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

July 2022

07|11 West Point R-Day for USMAPS       

07|TBD Club Meeting - during this call, we'll provide you with some insight into the road ahead for our cadets.  The Zoom info will be released a few days before the meeting.  Topics we'll cover include:

  • What happens during Reorganization Week, A-Day, and the start of the Academic Year

  • Who is the TAC and when you should (or should not) contact them

  • An opportunity for parents to ask questions and for us to hear some stories about your cadet's Beast or summer training experience!

07|TBD Club Social Event - 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.  

August 2022

08|7 West Point all cadets return 

08|8 West Point USMA 2026 March Back

08|8-13  West Point Reorganization Week    

08|13 West Point Acceptance Day for the Class of 2026 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 Cadfe in Eisenhower Hall for Gabe's A-Day Luncheon (below).

08|13 Gabe's A-Day Luncheon is 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.   Please RSVP to WPPCNTX@gmail.com to help us plan.

08|15 West Point First Day of Class

08|26-27 West Point Ring Weekend for the Class of 2023

08|TBD North Texas Service Academy Day This informational event will provide interested students from grades eight through twelve an opportunity to become educated regarding our nation's service academies, their requirements for admission, and the selection process. 

September 2022

09|5 West Point Labor Day - no classes

09|6-9 West Point Branch Week

09|TBD at 7:30pm - WPPCNTX Club Virtual Meeting during this call, we'll provide you with some insight into the academic year.  The Zoom info will be released a few days before the meeting.  Topics we'll cover include:

  • What cadets typically struggle with and resources to help

  • What to do if your cadet does not feel challenged enough

  • An overview of upcoming Parents Club events that will be fun for you and help you support your cadet

  • An opportunity for parents to ask questions

09|TBD "T3" Texas Tamale Tailgate - a yearly event led by the West Point Parents Club of Houston and supported by a 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 September 25th, 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!

October 2022

10|10 West Point Columbus Day - no classes

10|21-22 West Point Family Weekend - Schedule and registration links on the left-hand side of the [Link TBD].

10|TBD West Point Society of North Texas Charity Clay Shoot - a great fundraiser to support the Folds of Honor.  [Link TBD].

10|27-28 Service Academy Career Conference (SACC) Job Fair – Hyatt Regency Dallas, 300 Reunion BLVD, Dallas, TX.  More information at: https://sacc-jobfair.com/

10|TBD WPPCNTX Fall Boodle Box Building Event - Cadet life can 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. 

  • DFW area: 10am at Parr Park Pavilion's parking lot at 3010 Parr Ln. Grapevine, TX

  • Central Texas: time to be announced - Woodward Creative Group's building at 219 Westfield Blvd Suite 100, Temple, TX 

  • Our club will supply large US Postal Service boxes, packing tape, pre-printed shipping labels, and we'll have t-shirts if you ordered them.

  • The Club will also buy lots of snacks.  Families are encouraged to bring snacks for 30 cadets too so we have a big variety of items to fill these boxes.  Homemade treats should be in individual plastic bags.

  • In addition to stuffing some boxes for the cadets, we'll also be collecting donations of $25 gift cards and $15-$20 bottles of wine for the Lone Star Military Ball.  Cadets love gift cards for things they can enjoy while at West Point including Amazon, Chipotle, McDonald's, Starbucks, Subway, and Visa/Mastercard. 

 

November 2022

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 [Link TBD].

11|4 West Point Boxing vs. Air Force at Globe Life Stadium - tickets available [Link TBD]

11|5 West Point Football Game:  Army Beats Air Force at Globe Life Field in Arlington, TX.  A local West Point grad & parent of a 2023 cadet owns Flatrock Smokehouse.  They will host a post-game tailgate near the stadium, get your tickets [Link TBD].

11|11 West Point Veterans Day - no classes

11|23-26 - West Point Thanksgiving Leave (begins after last class/duty on Nov 22)

December 2022

12|1 West Point Branch Night for Class of 2023

12|10 West Point Football: Army Beats Navy at Met Life Stadium  -  The West Point Association of Graduates has organized an Army-Navy game tailgate next to MetLife Stadium. You do not have to be a grad to attend. Registration for the tailgate will close on TBD..  Get tickets [Link TBD].

12|13-17 - West Point Term End Exams

12|18 West Point Winter Break Begins  Cadets can order bus tickets until Sunday, Dec 12.   Get tickets [Link TBD].

12|TBD Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl - veterans and active military can get free tickets.  West Point and other service academies have played in this bowl several times in the past.  Tickets are available [Link TBD] (be sure to click the tab if you are a Veteran or Active Duty to get your free tickets).  Although this is the Armed Forces Bowl and it has a military theme, it does not automatically mean West Point will be playing in it - however, West Point did accept an invite for this year!

12|30 Lone Star Military Ball A formal evening dinner & dance attended by cadets and midshipmen from all five service academies along with their dates and parents.  A wonderful time to see your cadet in their full dress uniform!  The WPPCNTX provides support to the Lone Star Military Ball organization which is a separate non-profit. This year's event will be held at the Hurst Convention Center.  The event normally goes from 5 pm to midnight, so you may wish to reserve a hotel room on site.  

January 2023

01|4 West Point all cadets return from Winter Break

01|5-9 West Point Reorganization Week

01|10 West Point Semester Begins

01|13-14 West Point 500th Night Weekend & Ring Melt for the Class of 2024

01|16 West Point celebrates Martin Luther King Day - no classes

February 2023

02|3-4 West Point Yearling Winter Weekend for the Class of 2025

02|14 West Point Post Night for the Class of 2023

02|17-18 West Point 100th Night for the Class of 2023

02|20 West Point celebrates President's day - no classes 

02|TBD WPPCNTX Spring Boodle Box Building Event let's put a smile on our cadet's faces with some treats!  This is a great chance to meet other parents and catch up.  Sign-up link coming a few weeks before this event.

March 2023

03|3-12 West Point Spring Break 

3|24-25 West Point Plebe Parent Weekend for the Class of 2026

03|TBD West Point Society of North Texas is hosting a Founders Day Dinner Event.  On March 16, 1802 Thomas Jefferson signed the document that founded the United States Military Academy.   It read, “that the said corps, when so organized, shall be stationed at West Point in the state of New York and shall constitute a military academy.”  Every year West Point celebrates Founders Day with events held all over the world throughout the month of March.  Parents of current cadets and grad parents are welcome to attend.  There will be a Benny Havens happy hour, followed by a Founder's Day ceremony, a dinner, a guest speaker, and a concert.  Ticket info is normally released a few months before the event. 

 

April 2023

04|TBD WPPCNTX Class of 2026 & USMAPS Parent and Cadet Candidate Orientation #1 11:00 am - 12:30pm  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 wppcntx@gmail.com if you have any questions).    

04|TBD West Point Projects Day

04|TBD West Point Sandhurst Military Skills Competition