My son is doing an overnight visit at USMA next week. Couple questions. First, I read that it is customary to bring a gift care package for the plebe who is hosting. Is that really true? My son thinks that will be goofy to come with a gift, and I kind of agree. I thought maybe when we pick our son up the next day just giving the host a $25-50 gift card or something as a gesture of appreciation. What do you who know about these things think? Is the plebe going to expect something? How are the Hosts selected? Do they volunteer? Don't they hate having to drag someone around? Will my son be staying in the plebes room, or sleeping somewhere there is an open bed? What does my son do when the plebe is doing sports activities? He was told to bring workout or running gear. Might he participate is sports or any activities like that? Can he use his cell phone? How much time will he be outside? Should he bring boots? Should he just wear docker type pants and a polo or button shirt? He is pretty excited about going. Lastly, My wife and I are staying at the Holliday Inn Exp in Fort Montgomery. Anyone else stayed there? Is the Thayer Hotel worth staying there instead, for about $35 more a night?