This page is
intended to provide answers to commonly asked questions regarding all
aspects of the 2006 USMA Women's Conference.
attending the 2006 West Point Women’s Conference?
participant audience for this 30 Years Celebration is all USMA
current and former USMA Staff & Faculty members and all USMA
Invited speakers and panelists, and guests of the Superintendent and
Chairman will also attend.
limit to the number of conference participants?
have a limit to the number of individuals they can accommodate.
encourage all USMA affiliated participants and their guests to register
the early registration period (1/15/06
conference open to the public?
conference is not open to the public at this time. The conference is
all USMA Graduates, all current and former USMA Staff & Faculty
all USMA cadets, invited speakers and panelists, and guests of the
Superintendent and the AOG Chairman. USMA and AOG desire to give
registration to our target participant audience.
appropriate attire for the events?
what to pack, we suggest you consider the following: 1) Each day of the
conference you are going to end up walking somewhere and 2) West Point
is not flat. On the one hand, this is
conference and on the other hand, we are not including a formal event.
suggest “nice” and comfortable clothing. Some
information: On Thursday, all participants will attend the reception
parade (USMA women graduates will constitute the reviewing party at the
On Friday, once you arrive at Ike Hall in the morning, plan to be
after dinner in the Mess Hall that evening. Oh, and don’t
walking up from
Ike to the gym for the gym/barracks tour on Friday. On Saturday, we
early in Thayer Hall and disperse shortly after
to watch events on post (Sandhurst,
athletic competitions, etc...) So, we suggest business casual
attire. Comfortable shoes are a must.
Jeans are not
allowed in the parade as a member of the reviewing party.
The official guidance for civilian and military
attire is as follows:
-All Activities - Business Casual
Active Duty Military
-Reviewing Party (women USMA graduates; VIPs) -
Class A or business casual
-Other Active Duty assigned to USMA attending
parade - duty uniform
-Other Active Duty attendees - duty uniform or
Conference and dinner
--Panelists/Speakers - BDU/ACUs
--Attendees - BDU/ACUs or Business Casual
Saturday Breakout Sessions
--Panelists/Speakers - BDU/ACU (Sandhurst
--Attendees - BDU/ACU
or Business Casual
will be traveling with me. Are there any events where children are
affiliated participants may register additional guests who are welcome
conference activities. There are no concurrent/alternate conference
planned for guests/children. You best know your child(ren) and we leave
decision to include children in your travel plans totally up to you.
include children) who accompany you to conference sessions and meals
registered. There is no reduced registration fee for children.
the registration fee for the conference?
registration fee for USMA affiliated participants (USMA Graduates,
former USMA Staff & Faculty members) is $150. The registration
guests is $200. There is no fee for cadet registrants.
I register early?
registration assists the Organizing Committee in planning for the
To encourage early registration, there is a discounted early
for USMA affiliated participants and their guests. Additionally, all
affiliated registrants will receive a free West Point Women coin.
included in my registration fee?
registration fee includes all meals, all conference sessions and
transportation (from parking lots to conference site) and a gift bag.
registered participant, you will receive a Name Badge which is your
all conference meals and activities.
registration fees different for USMA affiliated participants (vs.
of the cost for USMA affiliated participants is being subsidized
fundraising and sponsor
part of the official 30 Years Celebration.
will I incur in attending this conference?
to the registration fee, you must cover your own travel to and from West Point.
You must also make (and pay for)
your own lodging
you arrive on West
Point, there will
be no additional
costs to participate in all conference events and activities. Some
however, may have a cash bar.
is the conference refund policy?
conference cancellations made on or before 15 April 2006 will be 90% of
the registration fee. Refunds will be 50% of the registration fee
for cancellations after 16 April 2006. A 100% refund will be made
if your unit is unexpectedly deployed/called out.
May I bring a
guest to one of the
As a registered
conference attendee, you may bring a guest to the Thursday afternoon pre and post
parade receptions and/or the Friday evening conference banquet
if you purchase guest meal tickets in advance and not later than 31
March 2006. To purchase additional meal tickets, please print the
meal ticket form. Mail the completed form along with payment
to the Association of Graduates. Instructions for completion are on the
form. Guest meal tickets will be placed in the registrant's
conference materials packet.
and COMMEMORATIVE ITEMS
will be included in my gift bag?
registered participants will receive a commemorative tote bag with
memorabilia and conference “must haves” like a
and pen. The
Organizing Committee is very excited about the gifts you will receive
tote bag (we don’t want to ruin the surprise by telling you
about them now).
I be able
to order/purchase West
several options to purchase West Point
and conference commemorative items. The memorabilia
link on our
conference web site will take you
directly to the AOG sponsored site that displays, and allows you to
various items available (shirts, hats, coins, etc.). You may pick up
at the conference or have them shipped to your home. You do not have to
the conference to order conference items. You will also have the
order any of the conference items on Friday at the AOG Memorabilia
the AOG gift shop in the HerbertHallAlumniCenter
will be open on
Saturday afternoon for your shopping convenience.
INTO and AROUND WEST POINT
increased security, how do I get onto West
Point has changed
significantly in recent
allow extra time to get onto West Point
your destination. The following describes the current procedures at
these are subject to change based on the security level at the time of
hasn’t been that long, or your memory is good, you may recall
there are three
gates into West
Gate (by the Hotel Thayer), Stony
Lonesome Gate (up top off 9W, behind football field), and Washington
the golf course on Route 218). Lee Gate is permanently closed.
a DOD identification card AND your vehicle has a DOD sticker, you may
Point at any gate
the appropriate marked
not have DOD indentification AND a DOD sticker, you must enter through
Thayer Gate or Stony
Lonesome Gate. To facilitate your entry, please print a graduate
access vehicle pass by
going to http://www.aogusma.org/.
1. Select Grads
2. Enter your
Cullum Number or SSN
3. Enter a password
4. Select Login
vehicle driver must present valid government issued identification
license normally), and in some cases all passengers 16 years of age and
present identification. You must have a specific destination to which
going (they will know about the conference). Your vehicle is subject to
onto post, you must present identification and have a specific
individuals 16 years of age and older are required to have in their
a photo ID to permit entrance through the gates of West
park my vehicle once I get to USMA?
Designated parking areas
for the Women's Conference are lots A
and B, immediately adjacent to
Michie Stadium on Stony Lonesome Road. Signs will be posted along
routes from each of the three gates directing you to these parking
shuttle buses will
participants to and from the designated parking lot(s) to the
Point is very tight
during the duty day and
extremely tight in and around the cadet area. Your vehicle will be
you park in a restricted parking area.
conference participants to park in designated lots and use the
shuttle. If you need to travel around West Point
at a time when our shuttle is not running, there are North and South
shuttle buses that run at 30 minute intervals from .
shuttles stop at a
multitude of places on West
Thayer/Mills, Library Corner, intersection Washington/Ruger (Thayer
PX, New Post Exchange/Commissary/Shopette. Check your destination with
driver upon entering the bus.
conference have handicapped parking available?
Provost Marshall’s office will designate limited handicap
near each conference
venue. Please indicate your requirements on your registration form so
can coordinate appropriate parking for your vehicle.
Are all of the
conference facilities wheel-chair accessible?
conference venues are wheel-chair accessible. All include accessible
Please indicate your requirements on your registration form.
and HOURS OF OPERATION
Barracks and other Cadet Facilities be open during the conference?
afternoon, cadet guides will offer tours of the new Arvin Gymnasium and
Cadet Barracks. Tours
will depart from the foyer of the Arvin Gym. Tours
will begin shortly after the
session in Ike Hall and all tours will be completed prior to the
reception in the Cadet Mess.
able to shop in the Cadet Book Store? What are its hours of operation?
Book Store, located on the fourth floor of Thayer Hall, is open Monday
the Herbert Hall Alumni Center and AOG Gift Shop be open during the
conference? What are their hours of operation?
Herbert Hall is open during the work week from
The AOG Gift shop will offer
extended hours during the
conference. Their normal hours are Monday – Friday from
On Saturday, 29
April they will also be open from
can shop at the AOG
Gift Shop before the conference at http://www.westpointgiftstore.com/.
the hours of the new Visitors’ Center (outside of Thayer
And, isn’t the
Museum located near the Visitors’ Center?
Visitors’ Center and the West PointMuseum
are located outside of Thayer Gate. The Visitors’ Center and
Gift Shop are
daily. The West PointMuseum
and the DUSA Gift
Shop in the museum are open from
daily. Both the Museum
and the Visitors’ Center are
great places to visit. You “old grads” will love