Discussion in 'Military Academy - USMA' started by jwagneg, May 6, 2011.
How far away can your cadet go during that weekend? What are their restrictions?
I can't really remember specifics but it seems like last summer they could go as far as 75 miles (I think---help me 2014 parents!) and could eat in a restaurant on the way from and going back to West Point. They had to return to the barracks on Saturday night (and Sunday, of course). They could not go to a mall, store, movies, Putt-Putt, etc. They had to be in uniform while in view of the public. My cadet slept in the hotel while I did his school supply shopping at Walmart.
My cadet's company took forever to release their plebes and we ended up waiting until at least 2:00 for him to appear after the A-Day ceremonies. It seems like you could pick them up as early as 5:00 or 5:30 (can't remember which) on Sunday morning, which I did do. We took him back fairly early Sunday afternoon because he wanted to make sure he had everything ready for the first day of classes the next day.
Don't count on this being the exact information the Class of 2015 will have---2014's privileges were different from 2013's and I'm sure 2013's were different from 2012's! Lots of stuff changes from year to year at West Point!
This is copied directly from the privileges memo last year.
"Acceptance Day Privileges: All 4th Class cadets are authorized to take walking privilieges after their last duty on Acceptance Day, 14 August 2010 and again on Sunday, 15 August 2010...4th Class cadets who have parents or guardians visiting for Acceptance Day may take extended walking privileges within a 75 mile radius of West Point...CDTs are required to remain within a 75-mile radius of West Point. Cadets may eat in restaurants or visit their parents' hotel rooms within this 75-mile radius if accompanied by a parent or guardian. 4th Class cadets are not authorized to visit malls, see movies, or participate in other activities while on extended walking privileges"
Thanks, lotrjedi13! I'm glad my memory wasn't as bad as I thought! So cadets whose parents did not visit just had walking privileges into Highland Falls?
Oh they may have gone off with a fellow cadet and his/her family.
Many cadets were "adopted" on A day! It was great to see!!
A-Day information posted on the USMA.edu site
While this page is definitely dated (2008), it is still posted on the USMA website.
Check it out:
Seems to confirm what others are posting.
What if my house is within a 75 mile radius?
Then you'll get to relax in your own room. Congratulations!
just curious but how many cadets could you "adopt" for the day and was there any special permission to get for that?
How big is your car? haha...but really...
Last year we were able to take two extra cadets.
The information will most likely be posted on this page (it's not there yet, but check it periodically for updates): http://www.westpoint.edu/DComm/wppc.asp
Yes.....how big is your car??? I'm sure cadets have to let someone (TAC Officer maybe?) know where and with whom they are going off with before they can go. Just for accountability purposes, if nothing else.
i saw lots of cadets introducing other cadets to friends and family and going off for the day......
My DS has buddies always tagging along everywhere we go...so I just reserved a two bedroom suite knowing that some new cadets will probably need to get some time away...
As a grad I can say that Cadets will love you for that.
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