Spring Tour Dates: Weekdays from January 17th until April 27th. 

  • Overnight Tour:
    • In addition to the admission brief you get to spend the night shadowing a cadet to get a real feel for the West Point experience.
    • If you have not yet accepted your offer at the end you will get to sit down one-on-one with an admissions officer and talk about your file.
    • The tour runs from 8:30am until 12:30pm the next day. In order to qualify for an overnight tour you must be a candidate who has been offered admission, has a LOA (Letter of Assurance) or a LOE (Letter of Encouragement).
    • To sign up for an overnight please click the link at the bottom of the page to schedule it from your candidate portal.
  • Daily Tour:
    • This tour includes the admission brief and the opportunity to spend the morning shadowing a cadet.
    • The tour runs from 8:30am until 12:30pm the same day.
    • In order to qualify for this tour you need to have an open application.
    • To sign up for a daily tour please click the link at the bottom of the page to schedule it from your candidate portal.
  • Prospective Candidate Tour:
    • This tour includes an admission brief and tour of the campus.
    • The tour runs from 8:30am until 12:30pm the same day.
    • All students are welcome to join this tour.
    • To sign up please contact us at visit@westpoint.edu. These tours are open on a space available basis.

Everyone is invited to take our Virtual Tour.


Parents observe a cadet parade on the Plain.

Visitor Requirements

  • Cadet Candidates with open West Point application
  • DD 3150 uploaded to your candidate portal or emailed to visit@westpoint.edu for each visitor
  • Mask wearing is no longer required in most indoor facilities.
  • Daily Visitors: If unvaccinated, proof of negative COVID test within 72 hours performed by a medical professional. 
  • Overnight Visitors: Must be vaccinated. 

Visitor Passes & Screening

All visitors must obtain a background check to receive a visitor pass and enter West Point, (except valid DoD ID card holders)

  • Location: Frederic V. Malek West Point Visitor Center, 2107 New South Post Road, West Point, NY
  • Hours of Operation: 6:00 AM to 10:00 PM, Monday through Friday.
  • Pro Tip: Allot an extra hour to complete this screening process.
The Frederic V. Malek West Point Visitor Center entrance.
COL McDonald, the West Point Director of Admissions, speaks to prospective West Point applicants.


  • 0730: Visitors screening and pass processing (see above)
  • 0835: Visitors arrive to Building 606
  • 0845-1000: Admissions Information Brief
  • 0940: Candidates are paired with cadets and shadow them until 1230
    • overnight tour will shadow until the following day at 1230
  • 1000-1040: Parents Brief and Q&A with Deb Dalton
  • 1040-1230: Parents Tour
  • 1230: Candidates and families return to Building 606
  • 1230-1330: Completion of visit and optional meeting with Admissions Officer for further Q&A


  • No overnight visits for unvaccinated candidates.
  • No meals in the cadet mess hall for unvaccinated candidates.
  • Visits may be subject to last minute cancellations due to changing health conditions at West Point.

Candidates are highly encouraged to be fully vaccinated* prior to visiting West Point.  Although we do permit unvaccinated candidates to visit with a negative COVID test, there are currently more opportunities open only to fully vaccinated candidates.

*Note: Per CDC guidance, people are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after their second dose in a 2-dose series, such as Pfizer or Moderna vaccines, or two weeks after a single-dose vaccine, such as Johnson & Johnson's Janssen vaccine. If you do not meet these requirements, regardless of your age, you are NOT fully vaccinated. Source


Schedule a Tour:

  • Candidates must have an open application to schedule an Overnight or Daily Tour.
  • Click the link below to schedule a visit from your candidate portal
  • Prospective candidates can schedule a tour by emailing visit@westpoint.edu

By clicking below, you acknowledge that everyone in your group has read and understands all requirements and that you agree to the above restrictions: