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  1. SF1775

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    I'm going for an overnight visit to West Point soon. Any advice on what to bring or how to prepare? The email that their office sent was kind of vague… any experiences would be appreciated.

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    InHocSignoVinces USMA Appointee C/O 2017

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    You're going to hear a lot of cadets say "Don't do it!" in passing. This is almost always in jest, or with a firm tongue planted in cheek. I think the most valuable thing you can do beforehand is to figure out what you're trying to get from this visit. Could you see something (like no toilet paper - a serious problem here) that would make you not want to attend? If so, you're in luck because plebes won't pull any punches in describing their day-to-day life. Are you just trying to get a bit acquainted with the Academy so you're not so shocked on R-Day? If that's the case then sit back and just observe. Maybe ask your plebe for some tips.

    Otherwise, dress warmly. Like, really warm. Don't bother bringing anything other than clothes, hygiene items, a cell phone and maybe a small notepad that can fit in your pocket.

    Also - and this may not matter to you at all. But cadets here take a serious interest in what cadet candidates wear. I'd sincerely suggest dressing in business casual, but not trying to appear like someone going to a model UN conference. This is probably nitpicky, but I've seen cadets openly jeer at CC's that show up in something goofy. :rolleyes:
     
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    Thanks for the advice. Simple question: sleeping bag? What are the sleeping arrangements within the barracks?
     
  5. InHocSignoVinces

    InHocSignoVinces USMA Appointee C/O 2017

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    You'll be given a cot with some linens and a pillow and maybe a cadet's comforter if they're feeling particularly charitable. It's only one night though so I wouldn't stress the possible discomfort.
     

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