Join us For The R-Day Rehearsal!

By West Point Command Information Date: Tuesday, Jun 11, 2024 Time: 16:10 EST
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Ever wonder what it's like to transition from civilian to a West Point cadet? The U.S. Military Academy invites you to participate in a rehearsal for Reception Day on June 27, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the academy grounds. If you're interested, sign up to Be a Cadet for a Day!


We welcome up to 250 community members to assist the Corps of Cadets as they prepare for the incoming Class of 2028. This is a unique opportunity to experience the initial transformation process from civilian to the military life of a new cadet.
Join us in this storied tradition and help West Point prepare for this historic event. Volunteers must register online on the R-Day sign-up page by June 26. Please note that registration will close once 250 volunteers have signed up.


Participants must be 12 years of age or older, in good health, and not a candidate for the Class of 2028. Please dress comfortably in appropriate seasonal attire and bring one piece of luggage or a duffel bag marked with your first and last name. If you have any questions after registering, please call (845) 938-8686.


Attendees should enter through Stony Gate. Proper identification will be required, and all vehicles are subject to search. Volunteers without access to West Point must coordinate with the Visitor Control Center to receive a temporary pass. It is recommended to obtain this pass before the rehearsal on June 27.