GRADUATION CLASS OF 2021

Plebes of today are graduates of tomorrow. It is our honor to host you for all your cadet's milestone - like R-Day, A-Day, and Graduation - and look forward to celebrating with you.

Reception Day (R-Day)

R-Day for the Class of 2021 will take place on Monday, July 3, 2017.

Learn from other West Point Parents as to what to expect, where to book your accommodations, and how to make saying goodbye a little easier. Read this great blog post by Marissa Yelenosky titled  10 Things I Wish I Had Known My First Year as a West Point Parent.

R-Day guest room bookings require:

  • 2 night minimum - Arrival on Sunday, July 2, with a departure on Tuesday, July 4.
  • Full payment due at time of booking.

Click here to book online , or call our Reservations Department at 845-446-4731, Ext. 1.

*Rates are per night. Does not include taxes, and fees. Based on availability. A refund may be issued if cadet parts from the Academy for any reason upon receipt of a copy of separation document.

Boxed Lunches Available for R-Day

Be prepared for the excitement, and tradition that the United States Military Academy brings on R-Day. Don't miss a minute of the celebration, and be prepared by having lunch handy. 

Our $15 all-inclusive boxed lunch will feature the essentials: a hearty sandwich, bottle of water, and snacks to fuel your excitement. Order forms will be available at check-in for guests staying at The Thayer Hotel. The general public can call the Front Desk to place an order at (845) 446-4731, Ext. 1. All orders must be in by 6:00 pm on Sunday, July 2nd.

Pick up available as early as 5:00 am on R-Day

 Sandwich choice of:

  • Roast Beef Sandwich with NY State Cheddar, Lettuce, Tomato and Onion on Rosemary Ciabatta, or
  • Turkey, Ham and Bacon with Lettuce and Tomato on a Kaiser Roll

Sandwich Comes With: Chocolate Chip Cookie, Fresh Whole Fruit, Chips and Bottle Water. 

Graduation Class of 2021

"To make reservations 4 years in advance at the Thayer might seem too far away, however the rooms go quickly for this hotel that is 'on post and convenient.'"- Don Glass, Proud West Point Parent

Believe it or not, Graduation reservations book up in the cadet's Plebe year. In fact, you can book Preferred Graduation Reservations today! West Point is full of tradition, and Graduation is an experience that will not be forgotten. Be sure to choose accommodations that are convenient, so you don't miss any of the graduation activities.

The Historic Thayer Hotel at West Point will be taking General Graduation Reservations on R-Day, but Premium Graduation Reservations are open now. 

Graduation guest room reservations require:

  • Four night minimum stay to include all graduation activities
  • Full payment at time of booking

To book your Premium Graduation Reservation now, please contact Marrissa Selby, Director of Front Office, or Erin Norman, Reservations Manager, at 845-446-4731, extension 1.

With your Premium Graduation Reservation you get: 

  • First choice of available rooms
  • Ability to reserve A-Day before the General Public
  • Discounted Plebe Parent Weekend (PPW)
  • Free overnight stay to be used by December 31, 2018**

To book your General Graduation Reservation beginning on R-Day, you can reserve starting at 6 a.m. at The Historic Thayer Hotel's Booth at Eisenhower Hall, or at 8 a.m. via our phone lines at 845-446-4731, Extension 1.

*Rates are per night. Does not include taxes, and fees. Based on availability. A refund may be issued if cadet parts from the Academy for any reason upon receipt of a copy of separation document.
**Restrictions apply. Based on availability. Not available on blackout dates. 

Acceptance Day (A-Day)

Acceptance Day (A-Day) - Welcome to the Corps of Cadets! Plebe today, West Point graduate and Army officer tomorrow.

On Acceptance Day, Saturday, August 19, 2017, your cadet will have finished Cadet Basic Training, and will officially join the Corps of Cadets, making the transition from new cadet to cadet. In the unique parade and ceremony, The United States Military Academy Class of 2021 will symbolically march to join the three upper Classes of Cadets on the West Point Plain.

There are two options for making A-Day reservations:

  1. Before the general public: You may book your A-Day reservations before the general public when you book your Preferred Graduation Reservation.
  2. With the general public: You may book your A-Day reservations with the general public after Graduation has sold out on R-Day.

Please call call 845-446-4731 Extension 1.

A-Day reservations require: 

  • 2 night minimum - Arrival on Friday, August 18, 2017 and a Departure on Sunday, August 20, 2017
  • Full payment is due at time of booking 

Click here for Frequently Asked A-Day Questions.  

*Rates are per night. Does not include taxes, and fees. Based on availability. A refund may be issued if cadet parts from the Academy for any reason upon receipt of a copy of separation document.

Plebe Parent Weekend (PPW)

Time to celebrate again! Plebe-Parent Weekend will take place March 9-11, 2018.

Just before spring break for the Class of 2021, the Plebes will take over running the Corps of Cadets here at West Point, and parents are invited for an inside look at West Point. Build bonds that will last a lifetime, meet fellow parents of the Class of 2021, and share your experiences thus far on this unforgettable journey.

PPW reservations require: 

  • 2 night minimum - Arrival on Friday, March 9, 2018, with a Departure on Sunday, March 11, 2018.
  • Full payment at the time of booking. 

To book, please call our Reservations Department at 845-446-4731, Ext. 1. 

*Rates are per night. Does not include taxes, and fees. Based on availability. A refund may be issued if cadet parts from the Academy for any reason upon receipt of a copy of separation document.

Miss your cadet? Enter to win a FREE overnight getaway!

The Historic Thayer Hotel at West Point invites you to enter to win a free overnight stay to visit your cadet!

To enter to win, you must:

(1) “Like” The Thayer Hotel at West Point’s Facebook page, and

(2) "Join" this Facebook Event.

Visit our Facebook page.

*Overnight stay good for non-blackout dates. Some restrictions may apply. Based on availability. Exclusive to the family and friends of the USMA Class of 2021. The drawing will take place the day after after R-Day.