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 7/23/2020)

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 

Class Crests & Descriptions

Cadet Wellness

Center for Enhanced Performance
Center for Personal Development
Chaplain - link to Chaplain's site
Chaplain Tri-fold  
Contact information and religious clubs and activities
Services Card 
Legal Services
Medical and Dental Information

West Point SHARP Hotline: (845) 659-7467
Worldwide 24/7 Helpline - call/text - 
1 877 995-5247

Healthy Habits
Sleep Recommendations






Proper Cadet Mailing Instructions
(Updated 6/25/2020)


Map of West Point  
(Prints best on legal sized paper) 

Map of Walking Privileges 

Phone Directory

Helpful Phone Numbers  (Updated 2/7/2017)



Photography & Publications

Legacy Photography - Letter to Parents  

Link to USMA Legacy site
Phone - 1 844 560-5670 

Cadet Activities Publications 
 - Bugle Notes, Howitzer, Pointer, Mortar, Wall Calendar and Planner

Transportation & Bus Schedules

TSA Announcement for Service Academies

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

Purchase bus tickets here!

Acceptance Day Information


Family Weekend

Family weekend is intended to offer family members an opportunity to explore
West Point. 
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. 

(prints best on 11 x 17 paper)
hard copy handouts will be available upon arrival


Ring Weekend


Ring Run 5K Route

March Back Information



Visiting West Point

Parent ID Card Application

Local Access Credential
(all other relatives, please use this)
*open forms in Adobe for best results