Carson W. Travel Package to R-Day

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  1. Classof83

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    DD is taking the Carson W. package (flight, hotel, travel to West Point) to travel alone and report to R-Day for the class of 2015. Are the candidates who take the Carson W. package also taken to Eisenhower Hall and line up with all the other entering candidates? If we (parents) do make it to R-Day, should we also start out at Eisenhower Hall (for example to pick up the tickets for parents to view the Oath Ceremony in case of inclement weather, etc.)? Thanks.

    FYI, I called Carson last week and the rep. said they would be getting the details (where candidates should go once landing at Newark) out to those who signed up for the package as soon as they are finished processing current cadet/grad travel arrangements.
     
  2. lightfoot

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    Can someone explain, in great detail, what goes along with this package? Do I need to schedule the flight, what time is USMA taking the new cadets to the hotel, etc.
    Thanks
     
  3. Classof83

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    This is from the "Instructions for Candidates Offered Admission" PDF file in the Candidate Portal:

    ARRIVAL IN NEW YORK CITY THE NIGHT
    PRIOR TO R-DAY
    The West Point Carlson Wagonlit
    Travel Offi ce offers a hotel package for
    one night’s accommodation at Newark
    Airport. This package includes transfer
    to the airport hotel, a roommate of the
    same gender, breakfast the following
    morning, and bus transportation from
    Newark Airport to West Point. The bus
    will depart from the hotel at 0600, and
    this is considered reporting for duty,
    regardless of what your actual reporting
    time is.
    The hotel package must be booked
    and paid in advance with a personal
    check or money order. Details on the
    package for the Class of 2015 can be
    found in the West Point Carlson Wagonlit
    Travel Offi ce section that you can access
    via your candidate portal.

    The cost is $158.
     

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