Feb. 07, 2022
News Type:  Parents Date:  Monday, February 7, 2022   Spring Break Leave is approaching fast! This is a major leave, which means it is mandatory that all cadets depart campus. Spring Break Departure - Friday, March 4, 2022 All cadets must depart campus on Friday, March 4th, between 1230-1700 hours (12:30 PM - 5:00 PM). All […]...
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News Type: 
Parents Date: 
Monday, February 7, 2022

 

Spring Break Leave is approaching fast! This is a major leave, which means it is mandatory that all cadets depart campus.

Spring Break Departure - Friday, March 4, 2022

All cadets must depart campus on Friday, March 4th, between 1230-1700 hours (12:30 PM - 5:00 PM). All facilities and logistical support (i.e., barracks and dining hall) will be closed.

  • Saturday and Sunday departures are not authorized unless you and your cadet have made arrangements to stay with another cadet's family, as all facilities on campus will be closed.
     
  • Any deviations from this time frame must be approved by the Commandant before Friday, February 18th (one week prior to departure, to see if accommodations can be met).

FUMA Shuttle Schedule

To Richmond RIC Airport and RVR AMTRAK (Staples Mill Road Station):

  • Depart FUMA @ 1300 hours (1:00 PM) EST arrival @ 1430 hours (2:30 PM)
  • Depart FUMA @ 1400 hours (2:00 PM) EST arrival @ 1530 hours (3:30 PM)

To Dulles IAD Airport

  • Depart FUMA @ 1300 hours (1:00 PM) EST arrival @1630 hours (4:30 PM)

To Reagan DCA Airport

  • Depart FUMA @ 1300 hours (1:00 PM) EST arrival @ 1645 hours (4:45 PM)

NOTE: Times outside the above information will be scheduled as a private hire request.
See FUMA Transportation Information and Fees on our website for additional information.

Departure Dining Hall Notes

The dining facility will be closed for lunch and dinner on Friday, March 4th. Box lunches will be provided to cadets who are still on campus or awaiting a shuttle/private hire service at 1300 hours (1:00 PM).

Parent Pickup

On Friday, March 4th, cadet pickup will be at the company areas until 1500 hours (3:00 PM).
After 1500 hours (3:00 PM), cadet pickup will transition to the Social Center (located across from Jacobson Hall).
 

Spring Break Return - Sunday, March 13, 2022

Cadets must return to campus on Sunday, March 13 from 0900-1900 hours (9:00 AM-7:00 PM). The barracks will not be open before 0900, so please plan accordingly (i.e., if your student is returning on Saturday, they must coordinate to be picked up and stay with a local family).

  • FUMA Transportation is not operating on Saturday, March 12, and will not be able to support any requests.
     
  • Cadets will have a CQ/study hall on Sunday night, so please work to have your student back at or before 1900 (7:00 PM) (exception to this policy will be granted for students riding the shuttle, and private hire transportation with an appropriate justification for the late arrival).

FUMA Shuttle Schedule

Fork Union Military Academy has shuttles scheduled to pick up cadets on Sunday, March 13, 2022, at the following location and time:

Richmond RIC Airport

  • EST Arrival @ 1000 and depart @ 1200
  • EST Arrival @ 1500 and depart @ 1700

RVR Amtrak/Greyhound

  • EST Arrival @ 1230 and depart @ 1330
  • EST Arrival @ 1730 and depart @ 1830

Dulles IAD Airport

  • EST Arrival @ 1500 (3:00 PM) and depart @ 1700 (5:00 PM)

Reagan DCA Airport

  • EST Arrival @ 1500 (3:00 PM) and depart @ 1700 (5:00 PM)

NOTE: Times outside the above information will be scheduled as a private hire request.
See FUMA Transportation Information and Fees on our website for additional information.

Return Dining Hall Notes

The dining facility will be open on Sunday, March 13 from 1715-1800 (5:15 PM-6:00 PM). Please plan accordingly if you are dropping your cadet off earlier in the day. The Social Center will have a few food items available for sale.

Parent Drop Off

Cadet drop-off is at the Commandant's office from 0900-1400 (9:00 AM - 2:00 PM) on Sunday, 13 March. After 1400 (2:00 PM), drop off is at the company area.

FUMA Transportation Information

All transportation requests must be submitted in Orah, (not by phone please) and received no later than Friday, February 25, 2022.

Please allow enough travel time for cadets to get to their transportation location and through security.
Please provide the following information so cadets can reach their destination safely:

  • Travel itinerary
  • Cell phone number for cadet and parent(s)
  • Airline/train/bus confirmation of unaccompanied minor

Unaccompanied Minors

Cadets traveling as "unaccompanied minors" must be escorted to and from the gate of their public transportation. The determination is made by the public transportation carrier and is based on age. If your cadet is under the age limit, please email yorkw@fuma.org for information and arrangements for transportation and escort.

International Cadets

Due to travel and departure times, International Cadets that are taking international flights home are authorized to depart the day prior for major leave breaks, if approved by the cadet's teacher, Academic Dean and Commandant's Department. Early departure requests must be submitted 2 weeks in advance in Orah (Friday, 18 February) so that transportation requests can be sourced and approved.

Contact Information

Please email BJ York at yorkw@fuma.org with any additional questions.
 
 

Best regards,

Dan Thompson
Director of Strategic Communications and Marketing

 

 


 

 

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