Overnight visits

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  1. Jspar16

    Jspar16 Member

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    Are they worth it? I have only visited WP once, and I just went on a tour over the summer so I did not get to talk to any cadets or look at the barracks or anything.

    If I wanna go, I'll have to pay my own way there and back, which IMHO doesn't seem too worth it since it's hard for a minimum wage earning high schooler to put gas and his car and fly to NY
     
  2. My3Sons2017

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    It's So Worth It

    IMHO, it is so worth it if you can possibly pull it off! You will have a heads up on those that report to R-Day that were unable to visit overnight. You truly get a whole new perspective on cadet life plebe year. Plebes are so willing to share their experiences during BEAST and things you might want to bring to West Point that you never thought of before. Bottom line....the "shock value" of plebe cadet life will be minimized. Good luck and hope you get to make that visit!
     
  3. WIT84

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    My DD has participated in the 1/2 day (junior year) and the overnight (college freshman) and each time she learned something new about USMA. The interaction with Plebes, hearing them share their views of the first year, BCT etc. and participating in a "day in a life" was invaluable to her. Keep in mind each year approx. 50 cadets thought USMA was for them punched out before A day. If you can find a way to get there, I think you will benefit from the experience. Good luck.
     
  4. buff81

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    If you trying to decide between USMA, USNA, and/or USAFA, then yes, you should go.
     
  5. batgirl95

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    Overnight visits are so worth it! I live on the West Point base and have many cadet friends I hang out with all the time! My overnight visit solidified my desire to come here, because you get to follow around a cadet for the day and really see what cadet life is, and I'm pretty familiar with it!. If you want me to recommend some plebes for you to stay with just DM me!


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