Types of Passes, Leaves, OPPs available to cadets?

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  1. DadOfSwags

    DadOfSwags Proud USMA2016 Dad

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    Searched here for this but it wasn't obviously found. Can someone point me to a link containing a comprehensive list of the various types of passes and leaves available to cadets and by year? For instance I know plebes get one weekend pass per semester and they can go 75 miles(?) away. And they have walking privileges every weekend if they are in good standing. But how do spirit passes work and all that? Is it true that firsties get off campus for unlimited distance every weekend if duties allow? Didn't want to bug my DS to have him have to recite all this if someone knows where it's all laid out in print. Kind of embarrassed I just realized I don't know this.
     
  2. BigBear

    BigBear Class of 2015

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    Walking Privs - Weekends for plebes, after 1630 or last duty for upperclass - 5ish mile limit

    OPP (off-post privelage) - weekends (depending on type), daily(?) for firsties - 75 mile limit, have to be back before taps

    Pass/Leave - weekends (depending on type), limit by class - no mileage limit, have to be back before recall formation on Sunday night

    Spirit/Performance Pass - in practice, unlimited (depending on company) as long as you can find a game or do something good for the world; not sure how these work for the non-football game or other games that USMA provides transpo for
     
  3. DadOfSwags

    DadOfSwags Proud USMA2016 Dad

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    Thanks BigBear. Exactly what I was looking for.

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  4. xenarian

    xenarian Cadet, Class of 2015

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    Another class of 2015 here. Let me correct BigBear:

    Walking Privs - Weekends for plebes, after 1630 or last duty for upperclass - 5ish mile limit

    OPP (off-post privelage) - weekends (depending on type), daily(?) for firsties and cows and yuks- 75 mile limit, have to be back before taps

    Pass/Leave - weekends (depending on type), limit by class (2 for yuks, 3 or 4 for cows, 99 for firsties)- no mileage limit, have to be back before recall formation on Sunday night

    Spirit/Performance Pass - in practice, unlimited (depending on company) as long as you can find a game or do something good for the world; not sure how these work for the non-football game or other games that USMA provides transpo for. Actually, 1 spirit pass per semester and up to 2 performance passes per semester (one for personal performance, one for unit performance)

    Religious pass: 1 per semester to go on religious retreat. Usually used by plebes only because upperclass just take normal pass for these things.
     
  5. BigBear

    BigBear Class of 2015

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    Yuks and Cows do not have OPP's during the week, and I have never heard of a TAC team actually enforcing the Performance pass limit
     

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