Plebe Parents

Plebe Parent Weekend Activities

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Plebe Parent Weekend is a wonderful time, but expect to be pressed for time. You will be able to see and do things at West Point on this weekend that will not be repeated.


The weekend will be filled with conflicting choices. It might appear that the schedules are intended to conflict and make it impossible for you to decide. Just remember that there is a tremendous agenda to cover in a very short period of time. You won’t be able to do everything, so spend some time analyzing the schedule and prioritizing your choices.

Must Do Activities

There are a few activities which you should not miss, as you won’t get another chance while your cadet is at West Point.

  • Cadet Uniform Factory, Building 687; this is a great tour which is offered at no other time; at the end you can purchase Cadet Parkas and Blankets for very reasonable prices; don’t miss this great tour.
  • Department of Physical Education Demonstration.
  • Superintendent’s Welcome and Q&A Period.
  • Plebe Parent Review, The Plain.

See the USMA Plebe Parent Weekend FAQ page for more information.

Meals are available in the Cadet Mess, Washington Hall. YOUR CADET must purchase tickets for these meals.

Other Useful Information for New (and not so new) Parents

Training Programs – Having trouble keeping all those training acronyms straight?  Check out this useful guide (courtesy of GA parents club) that explains the summer training our cadets will take over their four years.  Remember that this is an unofficial guide.  Please contact the USMA if clarification or verification of their training programs is needed.