Reception Day (R-Day)

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Also known as "R-Day," this is the day cadet candidates report to West Point. Candidates report early in the day to begin their inprocessing for their 47-month experience. Parents and family members are invited to explore certain areas of West Point, visit the Parent Welcome and Information area in Eisenhower Hall, check out Army equipment and vehicles, hear remarks from leadership, and view the Oath Ceremony at the end of the day.

TimeClass of 2028 R-Day Schedule - July 1, 2024
5:30 a.m. - 8 p.m.Family/candidate shuttles from Foley Athletic Center to Eisenhower Hall (Ike Hall) begin at 5:30 a.m. Shuttles will be available to other locations around West Point throughout the day. Please us the shuttles!
5:45 a.m. 4 p.m.Eisenhower Hall Parent Welcome Center, 4th level, open once cadet candidates begin in processing. Information and sales - DCA Academy Store, Gift Works, DUSA, WPAOG, Fanatics gift shops, Morale, Welfare & Recreation, USAA, The Hotel Thayer, Parent Clubs, Theatre Arts, DCA Clubs & Publications and Cadet Hostess, Vladimir Arts, Army Athletics tickets and A Club. Send a Note- the Class of '63 Lounge (3rd level) is a designated space to write a note to your cadet.
6 a.m. - 10 p.m.Complimentary continental breakfast- sponsored by West Point Association of Graduations & Class of 78', in Ike's Riverside Cafe, 2nd level.
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.West Point Spouses Gift Shop open; just north of the cemetery. West Point Association of Graduates Gift Shop open Herbert Alumni Center.
8 a.m. - 4 p.m.Circle in the Spiral Exhibit - The 2023-24 Circle in the Spiral literary magazine, designed by the DCA Publications Office, showcases the photography and artwork of over 60 cadets on the walls of Eisenhower Hall's 5th Floor Class of 1929 Art Gallery. The exhibit is open to the visitors during business hours.
8-10 a.m. & 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.Meet our U.S. Military Academy Historian at Trophy Point. Ms. Jennifer Voigtschild, will be available to share history, answer questions and talk about the Trophy Point Character Benches.
9 a.m. - 1 p.m.Hudson Boat Rides - 30 min. (Boat rides depart on the half hour, board as soon as passengers disembark. Last boat departs at 1 p.m.) Van service is available from Buffalo Soldier Field.
9 a.m.Carilon at Cadet Chapel - listen for the bells - 30 min.
9 a.m.- 6 p.m.West Point Gift Shop - Fanatics, open, Visitors Center.
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.Cadet Chapel, Catholic Chapel & Jewish Chapel open. Self-tour of West Point Cemetery & Old Cadet Chapel.
10 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.Military equipment display - parking lot near Trophy Point.
11:30 a.m.Most Holy Trinity Chapel Mass with light lunch to follow.
1:30 p.m.Organ Recital - Cadet Chapel
3:30 p.m.Superintendent's Welcome in Eisenhower Hall Theatre. Immediately following remarks, please move to The Plain for the Oath Ceremony. Bus pickup is on Level 1.
6:30 p.m.Oath Ceremony on The Plain - Please be seated by 6:15 p.m.
Post CeremonyBuses depart Clinton Lot area for the parking lots.
TimeFood Options for Guests
6- 10:45 a.m.Breakfast sponsored by 50 Year Affiliate at Ike's Riverside (FREE) for guests and families of CDT Candidates.
6:30 a.m. - 7 p.m.Starbucks for purchase at K-Lot (AAFES)
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.Subway for purchase at K-Lot (AAFES)
10:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.Lunch available for purchase at Ike's for purchase (USAG)
10:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.Lunch available at West Point Club for purchase (USAG)
11 a.m. - 2 p.m.Lunch at the Firstie Club for purchase (DCA)
11 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.Lunch/Dinner at the Bowling Alley for purchase (USAG)
11 a.m. - 2 p.m.Herbert Hall BBQ (500-person cap) (SOLD OUT)
3-7:30 p.m.DCA Food Truck at south end of Daly Field for purchase (DCA)
4:30 - 6:30 p.m.Pick up "to go meal" at The Plain; for purchase with AOG (Cap 250 - SOLD OUT)
PotentialWest Point Club snack service at South Dock in support of Q-Boat Tours up Hudson River
12 p.m.Ice Cream and Snow Cone Trucks at Clinton North (near static displays)
 "Gift Works" vendor (MWR) in Ike Hall selling boodle boxes for future delivery


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Start: Monday, July 1, 2024