Spring 2023 Tour Dates:

Monday through Friday

January 17 through April 27

(Exclusions: January 25th, February 8th, 15th, 20th, March 3rd-12th, 14th, 21st, 22nd, 24th, April 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th, 28th) 

Campus Tours

Experience the U.S. Military Academy Firsthand

West Point is located approximately 50 miles north of New York City in the picturesque Hudson Valley. We encourage all prospective cadets to visit the U.S. Military Academy at West Point to experience the historic campus and get a feel for cadet life.

Ways to Visit 

Prospective Cadet Tour

Weekdays Only

8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Open to all prospective cadets.

This tour includes an admissions brief and tour of the campus.

To sign up for a Prospective Cadet Tour, email us.

Please review visitor requirements before scheduling.

Daily Tour

Weekdays Only

8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

This tour includes the admissions brief and the opportunity to spend the morning shadowing a cadet.

View the tour schedule.

To be eligible for a daily tour, you must have an open application.

To schedule a daily tour, log into your candidate portal.

Please review visitor requirements thoroughly before scheduling.

Overnight Tour

Weekdays Only

8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. the following day

The overnight tour is only open to accepted candidates*

In addition to the admissions brief, prospective cadets shadow a cadet for 24 hours to truly experience West Point and have a one-on-one, personalized meeting with an admissions officer.

View the tour schedule.

*You must be a candidate who has been offered admission, has a letter of assurance (LOA), or has a letter of encouragement (LOE).

Please schedule an overnight  tour from your candidate portal.

Please review visitor requirements before scheduling.

Summer Leaders Experience

Looking for a more immersive experience? At the Summer Leaders Experience (SLE), you will explore West Point from all angles, including our high-tech educational facilities, team-building athletic activities, and realistic military training. 

Approximately 1100 students are selected to attend the week-long SLE program each summer. If you have any other questions, please email us at: admissions@westpoint.edu.

To apply for SLE, fill out the Candidate Questionnaire.

Take a Virtual Tour

Before you come visit--or just to get an experience of West Point--all prospective cadets and parents are invited to explore the campus virtually.

Go to embedded virtual tour.

Visitor Requirements

Download the DD 3150 form and complete one for each visitor.

Upload the completed forms to your candidate portal or email them to visit@westpoint.edu.

Get to know the lingo!

Learn more about the West Point Experience.

Visitor Control Center

Except for valid DoD ID card holders, all visitors must obtain a background check to receive a visitor pass and enter West Point.

The Visitor Control Center, where visitors passes are issued, is located just outside Thayer Gate on the lower level of the  Frederic V. Malek West Point Visitor Center building: 2107 New South Post Road, West Point, NY.

Please look for the signs for entrance. Normal hours of operation are  6 a.m. - 10 p.m. daily.

For more information or for questions about visiting West Point, please email the Visitor Control Center or call (845) 938-0390. 

Pro Tip: Allot an extra hour to complete this screening process.

Current Guidelines on COVID-19

  • For Daily & Overnight Tours: All visitors must submit the DD 3150.
  • Mask wearing is no longer required in non-medical facilities.
  • COVID vaccine is not a requirement.

Candidates are highly encouraged to be fully vaccinated prior to visiting West Point. 

 

 

If you are visiting the West Point area, consider exploring the Hudson Valley & Orange County Tourism website  for places to go and things to do!

For questions or more information, call (845) 615-3860 or visit the Orange County website.

More ideas about things to do in the Hudson Valley:

Prospective parents also have questions and are invited to participate in the campus tour!

Parent-focused events include the following:

Daily and Overnight* Tours:

  • Participate in Admissions Information Brief
  • Q&A session with Deb Dalton of West Point Parent Communications
  • Parents' tour of the campus
  • Q&A session with an admissions officer

*If your child is attending an overnight tour, you are welcome to explore the Hudson Valley and its many attractions. Resources can be found in the previous section, Visiting the Hudson Valley.

Day and Overnight Visit Schedule

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