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Day Passes Begin September 14th

Friday, September 13, 2019

Day Passes and First Leave Weekend

Mrs. Robbin Dodson in the Commandant's Office reminds the families of current cadets that day passes and visitations begin September 14th and the first leave weekend is September 27th.

As eligible cadets prepare for their first day pass and leave, they will be contacting their families to make plans. To be eligible for day pass and leave, Cadets must not have Extra Duty tours or prior commitments. Day passes on Saturday begin at 9AM and end at 9:00 PM and on Sunday from 10AM until 7:00 PM. Cadets may take either Saturday or Sunday. Leaves on the 27th begin at 12:30 PM Friday and ends at 7:00 PM Sunday.

Parents' Weekend Leave

Parent’s Weekend Leave begins after the Parade on Saturday October 19th and ends at 7:00 PM on Monday October 21st.

Thanksgiving and Christmas Leaves

Thanksgiving Leave is a mandatory leave and begins at 12:30 PM on November 22nd and ends at 7:00 PM on Monday December 2nd.

A very short time later Christmas Leave (also mandatory) begins at 1230 on December 20th and ends at 7:00 PM on January 5, 2020.

We have found that it is a good idea to make your transportation reservations early to save money and have a better selection of connecting flights. Early departures and late returns are not authorized. Charter buses will be available for transportation to and from 6 different airports, train and bus stations. The schedule and form to request transportation is available here: Major Leave Bus Schedule. Please keep in mind that Fork Union is 1 hour from Charlottesville and Richmond and at least 2.5 hours from the DC area so please leave ample time for travel and waiting as required by the public transportation you have selected.

If you have questions or need further information, please contact Mrs. Robbin Dodson in the Commandant's Office at 434-842-4231 or by email at

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