There are a number of different websites and Facebook pages that will help parents stay in touch with West Point. We've collected some of our favorites here.
Receive Parent emails directly from the West Point Parent Liaison office: List Serve sign-up
West Point Website Links:
West Point Association of Graduates Website Links:
We also recommend searching Facebook for your cadet's company page. For example, F-1 Firehouse has a page, and so do many of the other 36 cadet companies.
Great Places to Eat
Other Useful Links:
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Sandboxx - the easy way to send letters to cadets and deployed military personnel
p. 36-37 has information on medical care, specifically p. 37 for “when away from West Point”.
TRICARE is the military health system. This brochure also includes information about receiving medical care when away from West Point.
Tips and Advice
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April 15, 2021 Club Meeting Slides
Summer Training 2021
Frequently Asked Questions for R-Day and Cadet Summer Training (Beast!) Note: this document is from 2019 and includes lots of information that is still relevant about traveling to West Point and what to expect over the summer. However, due to COVID, please understand that West Point may eliminate or alter some activities. Be flexible!
Getting Ready for R-Day
April 15, 2021 Club Meeting Slides - Events
Reporting to the Cadet in the Red Sash Notes and video
Cadet Candidate Orientation May 15 2021
April 29, 2021 Toast the Firstie Parents
Cadet Candidate Orientation Call May 15 2021 Video (1GB download): Video Link
July 22, 2021 Club Meeting Slides. Want to watch the recorded session? Video (460MB download). Highlights:
4:25 Reorgy Week
28:48 Academic Year
39:05 Who is the TAC
42:02 When/when not to call the TAC
51:49 Upcoming Events
Here is a link to a list of Cadet Clubs including academic, religious, military, hobby, diversity, and competitive clubs.
West Point's guidance on scholarships and education IRAs & 529 plans.
West Point Lingo & Acronyms
Red (Academics), Green (Military), White (Physical), and Gold (Character) Books
West Point outlines the critical details of the education it provides in these 4 books. They are now available in a digital format, but in years past they were printed and issued to cadets. They got their names from the color of the covers used in the printed versions. Check the top of this page for the latest editions.
Academic Year Tips