Parents of Cadets experience unique challenges as their sons and daughters undergo a rugged and demanding physical, academic, and military training program at West Point. It is not your typical college experience, and it is hard to be a parent of a Cadet in the best of times. The WWPPA's sole purpose is to support the parents, families, and Cadets who attend West Point. Join us for ongoing support.
Cadet Candidate Families
Join us in May for our Plebe Parent Picnic. This event is open to all current member families as well as our Wisconsin Cadet Candidates that are soon to become Plebes. The new cadet candidates will have a chance to meet other cadet candidates from around the state, giving them the possibility of seeing a familiar face when they report for R day. They will get to talk to current cadets and get inside information and advice on preparing for Beast (their basic training from R day to A day). New cadet candidate parents will get to talk to parents of current cadets to get advice on preparing for your cadet's experience, planning for R day, Beast phone calls, and many other tidbits of information that come up during conversation. All of this while enjoying food provided by the current members, visiting with friends and making new friends. Cadet and family support is what we are about. Come back in July for Coffee and Conversation. This event is usually scheduled half way through Beast and gives you a chance to check in with other parents and chat about how things are going.
Plebe, Yuk, Cow & Firstie
Plebe, Yuk, Cow, & Firstie. Even the terminology is different from a typical college experience. "Plebes" are 4th class/lowest rank/freshmen. "Yuks" are "yearlings" or 3rd class/sophomores. "Cows" are 2nd class/Juniors. "Firsties" are First Class/Seniors. Each year has its own challenges, events and milestones. Our meetings each have a time for class reports on the agenda. This allows parents to discuss what is going on in their child's cadet life and provide support for each other. Meetings and social gatherings provide a great opportunity for you to learn from those who have been there before you.
What we do
See the News and Events page for details on all our meetings and events.
Support discussions include information on:
TRAVEL AND LODGING ADVICE
INFO AND INSIGHT INTO LOCAL WEST POINT ACTIVITIES
ARMY GAME WATCHING PARTIES
BOODLE BOXES (FEB.) FOR YOUR CADET
ANNUAL WWPPA TAILGATE @ MICHIE STADIUM
ACTIVELY PARTICIPATE IN THE PLANNING OF ALL EVENTS