Resources for Parents
Parents of West Point cadets experience unique challenges as their sons and daughters undergo a rugged and demanding training program. Membership in a West Point Parents Club offers an opportunity for mutual support, fellowship, and access to useful information about the Academy and cadet life. At present there are more than 80 clubs throughout the United States.
Parent Handbook - (booklet) - The purpose of this booklet is to help parents understand and meet the unique challenges of having a son or daughter attend West Point. Please keep in mind cadets do need to navigate much of the 47-month experience on their own, but we hope you will find this information helpful as you support your son or daughter in their education and training to become a leader of character. (Updated 6/1/19)
Emergency Contact Information - If you have a family emergency and can not reach your cadet via phone, text or email, you can call Central Guard Room (CGR).
CGR is staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week - (845) 938-3030. In addition, if there has been a death in the family, please contact the Red Cross or 877 272-7337.
The Red Cross helps with the verification in order for the chain of command to make a decision regarding emergency leave.
If you need to reach a member of your cadet's TAC team - Brigade Tactical Department Contact List .
Parent Clubs - Mission Statement - The West Point Parent Clubs exist to provide support to cadets, families and the United States Military Academy. The main focus of the clubs is facilitating communication between the Academy and cadet parents, promoting the image of West Point, assisting the Academy in recruitment efforts and providing fellowship to parents of cadets.
FIND a parent club in your area - Parent Club Map
Proper Cadet Mailing Instructions
Helpful Phone Numbers (Updated 2/7/2017)
Photography & Publications
Link to USMA Legacy site -
Phone - 1 844 560-5670
Cadet Activities Publications
- Bugle Notes, Howitzer, Pointer, Mortar, Wall Calendar and Planner
Social Media Links
Transportation & Bus Schedules
For the most current schedule and more information on the Cadet Ferry Service please visit this link - Facebook - West Point Harborcraft
Pickup Locations and Links for NYC Travel
Acceptance Day Information
Family weekend is intended to offer family members an opportunity to explore
There are a variety of activities planned. You will have time with your cadet once they are out of classes on Friday and as duties/privileges allow on Saturday and Sunday. Your cadet will be your best source of information on their schedule and availability.
Family Weekend Handout
(prints best on 11 x 17 paper)
hard copy handouts will be available upon arrival
March Back Information
(Please review if planning to attend)
Visiting West Point
Local Access Credential
(all other relatives, please use this)
*open forms in Adobe for best results