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August 15, 2022

Fall Check-In Information

Fall Check-In is Right Around the Corner!

Below are the dates for fall enrollment check-in. Keep in mind that August 22 is by invitation only. The Commandants Department distributes the invitations. 

  • Monday, August 22 - Cadet Leadership Training Check-In (*this is by invitation only*)
    • Information has been sent to all cadets who are invited to Cadet Leadership Training. Please respond to this email if you have any questions.
  • Monday, August 29 - All New Cadets & Postgraduate Basketball Check-In
  • Monday, September 5 - All Other Returning Cadets

Before arriving to campus for any of the four check-in dates listed above, please make sure the following 8 items have been complete! Please log into FUMA's Parent Portal to complete items 1 through 7. Item 8 needs to be submitted in SchoolDocs. 

  1. Signed and submitted the 2022-2023 Fall Enrollment Contract
  2. Set up your 2022-2023 Fall Enrollment: FACTS Tuition Management Account 
  3. Submitted your 2022-2023 Fall Enrollment: Tuition Deposit/Registration Fee
  4. Submitted your son’s Final Official Transcript and School Profile
  5. Signed and submitted the Parent Statement of Support 
  6. Signed and submitted the Weekend Leave Permission Form
  7. Signed and submitted the Fork Union Honor Code Form (Please note that the new cadet also needs to read and sign this form)
  8. Completed your son's health profile in SchoolDocs

Should you have any questions, please reach out to the Admission Office (434-842-4205 or admissions@fuma.org) or simply reply to this email. 

Please Watch this Informative Check-In Video for All Check-In Dates

Please click the following link to view this informative check-in video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lfjXhkFYG_U

This video will help you know what entrance to use when arriving to campus, where to park, and what buildings to go to first. The format described in the informative check-in video will be used for all four check-in dates.

Health Forms 

Fork Union Military Academy's Infirmary uses SchoolDoc to manage the required annual health forms. Please make sure you have completed your health profile before arriving to campus. We will not be accepting paper forms at check-in.

Please note that the nurses will be reviewing all health forms when you arrive on campus to check-in. Any incomplete forms, especially those that require a healthcare provider signature, may delay the check-in process. Parents will be responsible for completing these items before they can leave their cadet on campus.

For all school and health related questions, please contact the Infirmary at 434-842-4310 or infirmary@fuma.org

*Official Transcript Reminder* 

Ensuring we have this information now will better help our scheduling team set your son's academic schedule for the upcoming year. We cannot update our transcript information or finalize scheduling without an official transcript.

* Please click the following link to view a sample of an official transcript: Sample of an Official Transcript

The below documents are not acceptable official transcripts: 

  • Picture images/screenshots uploaded 
  • Progress reports 
  • Computer printouts from school information system  
  • A transcript that is unsigned and/or does not have the school seal 

Please make sure the official transcript is signed, sealed, and has all complete information (grades and credits earned). The official document needs to come directly from the school your son attended last year. The official transcript should be physically mailed to FUMA. 

If you have any questions regarding the transcript or need any further assistance, please contact our Admissions Office.

Hair Cuts

Fork Union Military Academy would like to request for your son to arrive on campus clean shaven and with a proper haircut. The regulation haircut for Fork Union Military Academy is:

Hair will be neat and closely trimmed. Hair will be kept 1 inch or less on top. The sides will be tapered/faded all the way around the head. No block lines and no temple tapers are allowed. Hard parts are not authorized.

If your son is unable to receive a haircut prior to check-in, we will arrange for him to see our barber on campus.

Real ID Needed for All Cadets Prior to Check-In

Federal guidelines require the use of a Real ID or Passport Card for domestic travel in 2023. The Academy is requiring all families to be compliant with this regulation beginning August 15, 2022, for the 2022-2023 Academy Year. For international travel, students will need to have their passport book. 

Academic Calendar  

You can find the link to our Academic Calendar for the 2022-2023 year here. Please refer to our calendar as you are planning for your cadet’s 2022-2023 year.   

Academic Scheduling 

Should you have any questions regarding your son’s class options and graduation plan, please contact their respective academic scheduler: 

Packing List for New Cadets

All new cadets (boarding and day) will be required to purchase new uniform items. Used items will not be allowed. Fork Union Military Academy takes pride in the fact that the cadet uniforms are well-tailored and properly fitted. In the event an incorrect size is issued, the cadet should return the item to the Supply center promptly so it can be inspected and replaced. Should the parent have a question concerning the cadet’s clothing, do not hesitate to contact the Quartermaster.

Required Items for Uniform

All of the below (except athletic/casual shoes) may be purchased from the Supply Center and can be charged to your account should you choose not to bring them from home.

  • 1 Shoeshine Kit
  • 12 Pairs of Black Socks to be worn with combat boots
  • 6 Pairs of Black Dress Socks to be worn with low quarters
  • 12 Pairs of Black Ankle Length Athletic Socks with no visible logos
  • 6 white handkerchiefs
  • 12 White Crew Neck T-Shirts
  • 12 White Undershorts (Quartermaster may only have limited sizes in briefs)
  • 1 Pair of Running Shoes - Extra pair is authorized (not available from Quartermaster)

Required Items for Barracks Room

  • Pillow
  • 10 Black Plastic Clothes Hangers
  • Toiletry Items – (Tissues, Body Wash, Soap, Shampoo, Deodorant, Razor, Shaving Cream, Lotions, etc.) No Aerosols please.
  • 1 Pair of Shower Shoes
  • Cleaning Supplies – Window Cleaner, Broom and Dustpan, Paper Towels, Disinfecting Wipes, Hand Sanitizer
  • School Supplies – Pens, Pencils, Notebook Paper, Notebook, 2-inch binder

Recommended Items (Not Required)

  • Dark Blue Blanket – no quilt or comforter
  • Small Clock Radio or Alarm Clock
  • Wrist Watch (Black)
  • Air Fresheners such as Febreeze – non aerosol
  • Writing Supplies – Envelopes, Stamps, Addresses
  • Prepaid Visa Gift Card/Debit or Credit Card (FUMA is a cashless campus)
  • Prepaid Calling Card for calling families and friends

Twin sheets, towels, washcloths, storage bins, and sharpies will now be issued from the Quartermaster with your uniforms. New cadets do not have to purchase those items prior to check-in.

We also encourage parents to leave their sons with plenty of snacks (granola bars, Gatorade, water bottles, etc.). Snacks like granola bars and chips can be stored in two of the four storage bins that the Quartermaster issues. The bins are about the size of a shoebox, so keep that in mind when buying your snacks. Any item on the above list can also be purchased at the Quartermaster on campus. 

Packing List for Returning Cadets

  • 1 laundry bags - large
  • 1 FUMA blanket
  • 1 white service cap (round)
  • 1 grey garrison cap (flat)
  • 1 cap insignia
  • 2 short sleeve white shirts
  • 2 long sleeve white shirts
  • 1 leather belt
  • 1 FUMA buckle
  • 2 pair crests
  • 1 pair FUMA shield
  • 1 pair infantry (x-rifles)
  • 1 black necktie
  • 1 pair black gloves
  • 1 pair white gloves
  • 3 pair trousers - grey
  • 1 dress (Class A) jacket
  • 1 parade belt/buckle
  • Minimum 2 sets of serviceable DCUs
  • DCU patrol cap
  • 1 black belt for DCUs
  • 1 boot blouser
  • 2 green t-shirts
  • Blue Blazer
  • White Oxford LS Shirt (Bottom Down)
  • FUMA necktie
  • Rain jacket with fleece
  • 1 pair trousers - khaki
  • 1 long sleeve black Polo
  • 1 short sleeve black Polo
  • 1 pair FUMA issued swim trunks
  • 1 FUMA robe
  • 2 fleece quarter zip
  • 2 sweatpants
  • 4 gym shirts
  • 4 gym shorts
  • 1 green PT belt
  • 1 black polar fleece beanie
  • 2 pairs black shoes
  • 1 pair shower shoes
  • 12 Pairs Black Boot Socks to be worn with combat boots
  • 6 Pairs Black Dress Socks to be worn with low quarters
  • 12 Pairs Black Ankle Length Athletic Socks with no visible logos
  • 1 pair athletic shoes
  • 1 shoeshine kit
  • 1 FUMA lock
  • 6 white handkerchiefs
  • 12 white crew neck t-shirts
  • 12 white pair undershorts
  • 4 plastic storage bins
  • black clothes hangers
  • 1 warm up pants
  • 1 warm up jacket
  • 1 canteen with cover
  • Black issued backpack
  • Storage bins
  • 1 pillow
  • 1 black sharpie
  • 1 silver sharpie
  • cleaning supplies (window cleaner, broom and dustpan, paper towels, disinfecting wipes, hand sanitizer)
  • Prepaid Visa Gift Card/Debit or Credit Card (FUMA is a cashless campus)
  • Prepaid Calling Card for calling families and friends

All of the items except for the handkerchiefs, cleaning supplies, Prepaid Visa Gift Cards, and Prepaid Calling Cards were issued from the Quartermaster to your cadet last year. If he does not have all of these items or if any of the uniforms are too small and cannot be altered, the Quartermaster will issue new ones to him on the day of check-in.

Returning cadets should bring last year's handkerchiefs, and storage bins with them to check-in or they can all be purchased again at the Quartermaster. 

We also encourage parents to leave their sons with plenty of snacks (granola bars, Gatorade, water bottles, etc.). Snacks like granola bars and chips can be stored in two of the four storage bins that the Quartermaster issues. The bins are about the size of a shoebox, so keep that in mind when buying your snacks. Any item on the above list can also be purchased at the Quartermaster on campus. 

Calling Cards  

Your cadet will have a telephone in his room that he can use to stay connected with friends and family. He will need to purchase a calling card to dial out. We recommend purchasing this card or something similar.  

Please Send Us Your Uniform Measurements

To save time during check-in, the Quartermaster would like for you to send in your cadet's uniform measurements before arriving to campus. Please click the link below for information on how to take proper measurements for the FUMA uniform. You will need to email Seamstress Jessica Farmer at farmerj@fuma.org the following information:

Uniform Measurements Information

Measurements you need to email Mrs. Farmer at farmerj@fuma.org:

  • Cadet Name:
  • Shoe Size:
  • Outseam:
  • Waist: 
  • Mid-Body Arm:
  • Chest:
  • Shoulders:
  • Arm:
  • Head:
  • T-Shirt Size:

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