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R-Day Rehearsal Volunteers Needed

Come help the cadet leadership hone their leadership skills


Volunteer to be a "Cadet Candidate"

Friday, 30 June 2017, 9:00 am to 1:00 pm


Reception Day (R-Day) is an annual event held at the U.S. Military Academy to receive over 1150 incoming Cadet Candidates to West Point initiating the beginning of Cadet Basic Training on the road to becoming members of the Corps of Cadets.

Each summer the cadet leadership must rehearse this complex process that transforms 1150 civilians into new cadets in approximately eight hours. In order to achieve this, the Corps of Cadets needs volunteers from the community to serve as cadet candidates and go through the process as if they were arriving on R-Day.

If you are 12 years of age or older and in good health, please sign up and spend a Friday morning at West Point to be a part of a storied tradition and help West Point prepare for this historic event. The registration is limited to the first 300 volunteers.

Your support is greatly appreciated and is a crucial element to the Corps’ success. It is guaranteed to be a fun-filled day that you will remember for years to come.

Please note: If you will be a member of the incoming USMA class of 2021, you may not participate in this event.

STEP 1: Download and complete theR Day Rehearsal Volunteer Agreement form.pdfR Day Rehearsal Volunteer Agreement form.pdf and bring with you to rehearsal on Friday, 30 June.

STEP 2: For your reference, please save theR-DAY Rehersal Volunteer Information Document.pdfR-DAY Rehearsal Volunteer Information Document.pdf   
and carefully review all instructions before arriving on rehearsal day.

STEP 3: Complete the online Registration Form

If you have questions after registration or need to cancel please contact Ms. Catherine Weidenhof at or (845) 938-8686.