I’m proud to be leading our Alumni in the ATL area in my second year as President. I want to thank our Board and my Officers for finishing up a phenomenal year. These individuals donated precious time to ensuring our organization’s success.
This past year, we had some goals: throw a great Army-GSU Tailgate, grow membership, and improve our career development activities. I’m pleased to report we accomplished every goal except one: unfortunately, COVID-19 was not cooperative with our Founders Day — we had lined up Ambassador Andrew Young to speak! We will continue with FD next year.
There is more to accomplish. In the coming year, our focus will be strengthening the base – our younger grads and helping them career wise whether it be finding a job or helping them get their next business venture off the ground.
I look forward to stewarding our organization into 2021. Grip Hands!
WPAOG is actively monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic.
As part of being the most connected alumni body in the world, we have created a resource to help keep everyone in communication.
A new feature in Sallyport called Gripping Hands has been activated. This portal will allow you to find helpful resources about the coronavirus, join the alumni conversations about who needs help and who can help, read information about Grads helping Grads, and even find resources for mental breaks.
We will be updating this portal as more information becomes available / is requested.
Please share your thoughts with us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 845.446.1677.
To access the system, they just need to use the email address they currently have on file with WPAOG. If the email address does not match, our staff will be reaching out directly to the Graduate for confirmation information.Grip (wash) Hands,
We’ve had a great year so far – a great 2019 Founder’s Day, a steady stream of monthly happy hours, Army Football watch parties, and a huge Army-GSU tailgate. Looking toward the remainder of this year; We have some great scheduled events on the calendar through the end of this year:
Army Football game watch parties – Southside and Northside
We’ve already started working on planning for our 2020 events, with Founder’s Day being the most notable, upcoming in Q1, 2020. Take a look at our events tab for the most current information, and stay in contact with the WPSA Facebook group as well.
Let us know if there’s any additional ways you’d like to engage with the West Point Society of Atlanta.
Parking Info (lots open at 7:30 a.m. for pass holders)
Fans who purchased a parking pass in advance can enter the lots as early as 7:30 a.m.
FROM THE AIRPORT AND THE SOUTH: Take exit #246-Fulton Street.
FROM THE NORTH: Take Exit # 246 – Fulton Street.
FROM THE EAST: Take Exit #58-B-Hill Street. Turn left onto Hill Street. Turn right onto Glenwood. Glenwood becomes Fulton Street.
FROM THE WEST: Take Exit #56-B-Windsor St./Spring Street. Turn right onto Windsor Street. Turn left onto Fulton Street.
Tailgate located in the southwest corner of the Blue Lot.
General Information: Bring a poncho and cold weather gear (umbrellas not allowed in stadium). Tailgate will be located in the southwest corner of the Blue Lot and will be from 2:30 to 6:45 pm; stadium opens at 5:30; kickoff at 7:00 pm. The tailgate pep rally will be approximately 5-6 pm led by the Superintendent and sponsors. The West Point Band, Rabble Rousers, and Falcons’ Cheerleaders will also provide entertainment. There will be plenty of tables and chairs.
Please PRINT your 1) Tailgate Ticket, 2) Parking Pass if applicable, 3) Game Ticket. We cannot help after Friday, 4pm with any inquiries as GSU will be closed.
Specific Instructions: Bring your tailgate tickets (receipt from purchase or special ticket issued by Jan Heath). If your party is coming in multiple groups, please provide them with copies of your receipt to facilitate entry. You will turn in your tailgate passes upon entry.
Bring your parking pass (either printed copy or on mobile device); it is “general” parking–not numbered. Parking passes were sent via email from Georgia State University. Please allow enough time to enter Blue Lot and park.
The Blue Parking Lot is sold out so please call the GSU Ticket Office at 404-413-4173 or 404-413-4020 to purchase a parking pass in the Orange Lot.
Bring your ID; wrist bands will issued according to age.
You will be given a meal ticket when you enter tailgate: choice of Fox Bros BBQ or Chick-fil-A meal. Beer, lemonade, sweet and unsweet tea, and water provided. This is for the 1st serving round to ensure everyone gets something to eat. There will be plenty of food, so do not despair!
Games area for children and adults: face painting, balloon artist, corn holes, chin-up competition, and football toss.
There will be drawings for two corn hole sets and Falcons’ Tickets in the Owner’s suite. Donations will be accepted. BRING CASH!
Winners must be present to claim their prize(s).
There will be shuttle service from the tailgate to the Stadium FOR ELDERLY, CHILDREN and physically impaired. There will be no return service to the parking lot after the game will be provided (please make arrangements for pickup).
There will be no refunds due to inclement weather.
We MAY allow ticket purchases on Game Day depending on capacity. We cannot have more than 2,000 people. Right now, we have 2,000 coming via confirmed ticket sales. Professional security staff will be present to handle/detain any free loaders.