Cadet for a Day visit

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  1. srqslr

    srqslr New Member

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    What should DS wear/bring for Cadet for a Day visit next week? Suit? Shirt and tie? PT gear? Towel? Soap? Thanks for the help.
     
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    The e-mail confirming the visit does list what he should bring, but basically he needs toiletries, "business casual" clothing (I guess for the classroom), and comfortable shoes. The e-mail stated that they would not be "participating" in the sports activities, but my son ended up doing a run while he was there, so PE type clothes and shoes may also be a good idea. Also a jacket! I thought we read to bring a sleeping bag and pillowcase but that pillows would be provided, but my son said they did not give him a pillow but offered him blankets. They also suggested that he bring study materials for the study time, but my DS ended up playing X-Box with other Cadets :rolleyes:
     
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    Thanks for the reply. Visit is scheduled on his USCGA personal page but he never received an email about the visit or what to bring. He sent an email requesting the same info from his admissions officer and is waiting on a reply. Thanks again.
     
  4. GemStateMom

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    Here is part of the e-mail we received:

    If you don’t plan to attend your scheduled visit, please visit www.admissions.uscga.edu and, after signing in, select “My Appointments” to cancel your visit. If you have problems with this, you can contact me. Space for this event is extremely limited so please be considerate of others that may be willing to attend in your place.

    Please arrive at the Alumni Center (you will receive a campus map at the Main Gate) by 11:00am on Thursday. Registration will be conducted here and you will also meet your cadet escort; please let me know if you cannot arrive by 11:00am and I will make alternate arrangements for you. If you arrive prior to 10:30am, you are welcome to explore the campus. I recommend visiting the Dry Dock Café located in Leamy Hall or the Exchange Gift Shop located in Johnson Hall.

    Since you will be leaving with your cadet host directly from the Alumni Center, be sure to bring your overnight items and sleeping bag with you. After you depart for your visit, cadets and members of the admissions staff will be available to meet with your parents for a Q&A session. Please encourage them to bring their questions and take advantage of this opportunity! Your visit ends at 11:00am on Friday; mandatory checkout with a member of the Admissions staff will be conducted at the Admissions Office reception desk, located in the basement of Waesche Hall.

    During your visit, your cadet host will conduct your Admissions Interview. There is no further action required on your part to schedule your interview. The Admissions Officers will not conduct interviews during the Cadet-for-a-Day program.

    A valid driver's license, current vehicle registration or rental car agreement, and proof of insurance are required if you will be driving a vehicle on base. Your campus map will direct you to reserved parking in the visitor parking lot. Parking is extremely limited so please park only in this designated area and ensure the visitors parking pass you received at the Main Gate is displayed on your dashboard. Please let me know ahead of time if you will require an overnight parking pass.

    Shuttle service to/from Hartford, CT or Providence, RI (the closest major airports) is NOT provided. If you need assistance with local transportation or lodging, please visit http://www.uscga.edu/display.aspx?id=980; http://www.bradleyairport.com/Transport/index.aspx, or http://www.pvdairport.com/main.aspx?sec_id=59.

    During your visit you are allowed to have a cell phone, but in case of an emergency your parents can always contact you via the Cadet Watch Office in Chase Hall at 860-444-8294/6047/6750 or my contact information is below.

    VISITATION GUIDELINES

    1) Bring your family medical insurance information or your military dependent ID card.

    2) Remain with a cadet escort at all times outside of Chase Hall during your visit.

    3) Family and friends are not permitted to tour Chase Hall or participate in classes.

    4) We encourage you to attend/observe sports and extracurricular activities, but you should not participate. You are free to use all athletic facilities (e.g. weight room, basketball courts, indoor track) with your cadet host.

    5) Your cadet host will make sure that you can get to meetings with athletic coaches, faculty members, and other staff members; please coordinate these appointments in advance on your own. The Admissions Office does not maintain the schedules for these individuals. Visit our website to find specific contact information.

    6) You are expected to remain in Chase Hall between 10:00pm and 6:00am.

    7) You must checkout with an Admissions staff member on Friday at 11:00am in the Admissions Office reception area.

    8) Alcohol, drugs, and weapons of any kind are not permitted on campus.

    9) We recommend you bring the following items with you:

    · Pillowcase and Sleeping Bag/sheet & blanket (we'll provide a pillow)

    · Business Casual Clothes (shirt, sweater, slacks, comfortable shoes)

    · Jacket/Outerwear (check the weather before you come, it can be very cold in November and December)

    · Athletic Items (optional; gym clothes and a pad-lock for locker)

    · Other (sleeping clothes, bathrobe, shower shoes, towel/washcloth, toiletries)

    · Homework/Reading Materials (you may have some “down time” during study hour)

    · Spending Money (if you plan to visit the Cadet Bookstore, Souvenir Shop or Snack Bar)

    Finally, remember to ask as many questions as you can and have fun!

    ....Hope this helps.
     
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    He definitely did not get this message. Thanks for the help.
     
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    Is the Cadet for a Day visit by invitation only?
     
  7. GemStateMom

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    Not to my knowledge. Once the applicant has an account set up on the CGA website, there are links to schedule visits. The Cadet for a Day is one of the options, but I believe they are all full for this year already, as they do fill up quickly.
     
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    Thank you for that information. I checked it out and it says specifically that is not intended for those who attended AIM. That makes us feel better. Thanks! :)
     
  9. trackandfield08

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    In terms of what you should wear, do not wear a suit. You could wear it for your interview but when you are going to classes with your cadet, a shirt and tie is good. Even khakis and a polo is acceptable. Definitely don't show up in a JROTC/CAP/Sea Cadet uniform...you are not going to impress any of the cadets with how many medals you have. And to be honest, those are the cadet for a days that end up being talked about later. Definitely bring some clothes to hangout in later. You don't want to be walking around in a shirt and tie when everyone else is wearing shorts and a hoodie. Oh, and I can promise you that your DS will be very popular at meals Thursday and Friday. :shake:
     

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