Report on R-day

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  1. Lee2015

    Lee2015 USMA & USNA Mom

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    What time will cadets have to report on R-day 2011?

    Thanks!
     
  2. mom3boys

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    Your report time is determined by the last digit in your social security number. Prior service and prep report at a different time.
     
  3. Lee2015

    Lee2015 USMA & USNA Mom

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    mom3boys, thanks. Generally, can you give me a time. Are we looking at 5:00am? Or will report times start later, say 7:00am? Thanks.
     
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    My report time window was 0800-0930. There were 3 different windows if I remember correctly (I think one was before mine and one after).
     
  5. PotentialParent

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    Here is a link to a .pdf file West Point provided for R-day last summer. My son's report time was 6:30 AM, and when we got there at 6:30, there were a lot of people already in line. It did not really matter where you were in line. You all end up at the same place. I would not worry to much about being there earlier than your stated time.

    www.west-point.org/parent/wppc-oc/pdfs/WPPC.RDaySchedule2010.pdf
     
  6. Lee2015

    Lee2015 USMA & USNA Mom

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    Thank you all very much. We will stay in Dingmans Ferry, PA (right outside of Milford, PA) for the week prior to R-day, so I wanted to get some idea of what time we would have to set out--can't turn down a free place to stay! We did book a room in Fishkill for A-day since our daughter won't be allowed to stay with us.

    Good Lord, what did candidates and parents do before this forum!!
     
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    My SSN ends with a 1. Im not sure, but I saw once that my number reports at 0630
     
  8. mmb5

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    Theoretically, at least, WP reimburses your cadet for travel expenses and a hotel room the night before R-Day at whatever the government rate is. I say "theoretically" because (1) reimbursement was not clearcut for us -- son was reimbursed less than $100 for hotel and airfare, while another cadet we know received over $1000 in mileage for driving a couple of prepsters. [Son can probably go talk to treasurer and hasn't done it yet] and (2) the money goes into your cadet's checking account, not back to you.

    Prepsters were there very early; last digit of social security 0-3 was 6:30-8; 4-7 was 8-9:30; 8 and9 were 9:30-11. We joined the line at 7:15 for a 6:30 report time, got to the gym about an hour later, and were fine. They did check as we entered the gym (well into the line), and were turning away a few who were there early.

    Particularly if you're in the early group, think about getting a hotel room close in for that last night. Last thing your cadet needs is to worry about is traffic.
     
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  9. PotentialParent

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    Click on the link above, in number 5, to see last year's time.
     

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