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Parents' Weekend 2013
30 August - 2 September 2013

Parking for all events is at the Cadet Field House unless specified below. Shuttle buses will run to each event unless otherwise indicated. Please follow signs to event parking. Click here for the Parents' Weekend brochure and here for the schedule of events.

Thursday, 29 August 2013
PARENTS CLUB PRESIDENTS MEETING
7:30 - 4:00 p.m.
Doolittle Hall


Parents Club presidents will meet at Doolittle Hall on Thursday. Activities include a question and answer session with USAFA senior officials and various presentations.
CADET CHAPEL
Weekdays & Saturday, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.


The cadet chapel is open to visitors daily from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., except on Sunday when it will be open following worship services. The Chapel will be open for regular visitor hours on the Monday Labor Day holiday. Call the chapel for worship services schedule during Parents' Weekend (719) 333-2636.
Friday, 30 August 2013
ATTEND CLASSES WITH CADETS
7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Fairchild Hall


Guests may attend classes with their cadets with prior permission from instructors.
7:30 - 8:15..................First Period
8:25 - 9:10.................Second Period
10:00 - 11:00.............Cadet Parade
11:15 - 12:15.............Noon Meal
12:30 - 1:15...............Third Period
1:25 - 2:10.................Fourth Period
2:20 - 3:05.................Sixth Period (no Fifth Period)
3:15 - 4:00.................Seventh Period
ACADEMIC DEPARTMENT OPEN HOUSES
7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

See the full schedule of events here.
PARENTS' WEEKEND INFORMATION FAIR
8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Arnold Hall Ballroom


Doors of Arnold Hall open at 7:00 (coffee, breakfast items available) -- information fair in the ballroom will open at 8:00 a.m. Parents, guests and their cadets are invited to browse the many vendors at the USAFA Information Fair held in Arnold Hall Ballroom, and then stick around for lunch available from Subway and Godfather's Pizza. Base organizations will provide a variety of information on the Academy, including free parent handbooks, sales of BCT videos and Warrior Photos, and an opportunity to talk with the Association of Graduates, Dean of the Faculty, Commandant of Cadets and Airfield staff. Cadet Wing Media will be set up to take photos of you and your cadet. Cadet performing groups will be on stage in the ballroom over the lunch hour. Don't miss this entertaining and informative event!
BASIC CADET TRAINING VIDEO
8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Arnold Hall Theater


Watch the basics as they learn to become cadets during Basic Cadet Training. After you see this one-hour video, go to the Cadet Wing Media booth in the ballroom to purchase your own copy!
VECTOR PROGRAM ORIENTATION
8:30 - 9:30 a.m.
Arnold Hall Banquet Room


Vital Effective Character Through Observation and Reflection (VECTOR)is the foundational character development seminar that all cadets attend during their freshman year at USAFA.  This VECTOR informational session will provide an overview of the topics cadets discuss and include videos, experiential exercises and discussions on topics such as personal/institutional values, personal purpose and the power of vision to facilitate the discussion of character and leadership concepts involving the cadets' lives here at USAFA and in the Air Force. For more information, contact the USAFA Center for Character Development at (719) 333-6437.
CADET WING PARADE
10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Stillman Parade Field


Mandatory for cadets and open to their guests and the public. Seating at the parade is first-come, first-served. Cadets will be released on the field following the parade to meet with their guests. Please do not bring large bags/backpacks to the parade. Cameras, video cameras and binoculars are permitted - please be prepared to remove lenses for security inspection at the parade field entrance. If the parade is cancelled for severe weather, guests may visit the Information Fair at Arnold Hall or check with their cadet to see whether their Squadron has moved up their Open House to 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
CADET PERFORMANCE SHOWCASE
11:30 -12:15 p.m.
Arnold Hall

Don't miss this entertaining extravaganza of music and dance performed by the Cadet Show Choir, Orchestra, Chorale and other performing groups on the stage in the Arnold Hall ballroom.
FOURTH-CLASS LUNCH
11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Mitchell Hall


MANDATORY FOR ALL FOURTH-CLASS CADETS. GUEST TICKETS ARE REQUIRED. Fourth-Class cadets & guests may attend. Your cadet may purchase tickets and provide them to you upon your arrival at USAFA – please make sure to coordinate with your cadet. Lunch is also available for visitors at the Cadet Field House, Visitor Center, Falcon Club, Arnold Hall and various Squadron picnics (prices/times vary). Check with your cadet for more information.
AIRFIELD OPEN HOUSE
12:00 - 6:00 p.m.
USAFA Airfield


The USAFA airfield will be open to visitors from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. to provide orientations and answer parent questions. Come view static displays of USAFA aircraft and visit with the staff of the306th Flying Training Group. Cadets must escort their guests to the airfield.

The 306th Flying Training Group is located east of Stadium Boulevard and welcomes guests escorted by their cadet on Friday of Parents' Weekend. The airfield is closed on Saturday and Sunday and for the Monday holiday. For more information on the USAFA airfield and its programs, see Visitor Information on this website.
PREPARATORY SCHOOL FOOTBALL VS. USAFA JUNIOR VARSITY
4:00 - 6:00 p.m.

USAFA Turf Field in the Cadet Area
ACADEMIC ADVISING AND FIRST YEAR PROGRAMS INFORMATIONAL SESSION
1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Arnold Hall Banquet Room


Learn about academic advising and other first-year programs that support our 4-degree cadets as they transition to the rigorous academic environment of USAFA.
ATHLETICS OPEN HOUSE
1:00 - 3:00 p.m.


Come visit the Cadet Field House, Hall of Excellence at the Falcon Athletic Center and the Cadet Gymnasium from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.  Meet the Athletics staff and learn all about the many athletics programs available at USAFA!


For more information on USAFA Athletic Programs, see Visitor Information on this website.
SQUADRON OPEN HOUSES
4:00 - 5:30 p.m.
Vandenberg and Sijan Halls (Cadet Dormitories)


MANDATORY FOR FOURTH-CLASS CADETS. Each squadron will host an open house in the cadet dormitories, Sijan and Vandenberg Halls. If the cadet parade is cancelled Friday morning, some Squadron Open Houses may be held earlier in the day (10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.).You may meet with your cadet to tour his/her squadron dormitory and meet their Air Officer Commanding (AOC) and Academy Military Trainer (AMT). Cadet squadrons 1-23 are located in Vandenberg Hall; cadet squadrons 24-40 are located in Sijan Hall. Following the open houses, cadets may depart the Academy in the company of their adult guests. Cadets must report back to the Academy for accountability formations prior to the football game on Saturday morning.
USAFA Observatory Open House
Observatory, East of Fairchild Hall
7:00 - 10:00 p.m.


The USAFA Physics and Astronomy Club invites you to come view the night sky through our 24” telescope!  You will have the opportunity to tour the facility, see images taken on our own 24 inch telescope, use the telescope to explore your universe first hand (weather permitting) and hear some of the incredible history and lore behind the constellations that can be seen from our vantage point, 7258 feet above sea level!  
DINNER BUFFET
5:00 - 7:30 p.m.
Mitchell Hall


Open to cadets and their visitors. Guests may pay cashier. No tickets or reservations required.
Saturday, 31 August 2013
BREAKFAST BUFFET
7:00 - 9:00 a.m.
Mitchell Hall

Open to cadets and their visitors. Guests may pay cashier ($2.30 ea for guests). No tickets or reservations required.
USAFA HOME FOOTBALL GAME
1:00-5:00 p.m.
Falcon Stadium


USAFA hosts a the first home football game against Colgate University in Falcon Stadium. For tickets, call the USAFA Athletic Ticket Office at (800) 666-8723or go on-line to http://goairforcefalcons.cstv.com/tickets/afa-tickets.html. You do not need to purchase a ticket for your cadet. All cadets are required to sit in the designated cadet seating section for the entire football game through the playing of the 3rd verse of the Air Force Song at the end of the game. Following the football game, cadets are welcome to depart the Academy in the company of their adult guests for the rest of the holiday weekend. All cadets must sign in by 7:50 p.m. on Monday (11:00 p.m. for First-Class cadets).
Sunday, 1 September 2013
WORSHIP SERVICES
Various times per below
Cadet Chapel or Community Center Chapel


Cadets and their families may attend services at the Cadet Chapel, Community Center Chapel or at the church of their choice in the local area. Parking for services at the Cadet Chapel will be in the upper Harmon parking lot. Sunday Services at the Cadet Chapel are:

8:00 - 9:00 a.m. Catholic Mass
9:00 - 10:00 a.m. Protestant Traditional Service
10:00 - 11:00 a.m. Catholic Mass
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Protestant Contemporary Service
12:00 - 1:00 p.m. Catholic Mass
BRUNCH BUFFET
9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Mitchell Hall


Open to cadets and their visitors. Guests may pay cashier. No tickets or reservations required.
SUNDAY BRUNCH
10:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Academy Falcon Club


Call for reservations (719) 333-4253.
Monday, 2 September 2013
BRUNCH BUFFET
9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Mitchell Hall


Open to cadets and their visitors. Guests may pay cashier. No tickets or reservations required.
ALL LOWER-CLASS CADETS MUST SIGN IN!
7:50 p.m.

Academic Call to Quarters (End of Parents' Weekend)

All Fourth-, Third- and Second-Class cadets must sign in by 7:50 p.m.
FIRST-CLASS CADETS MUST SIGN IN!
11:00 p.m.

Academic Call to Quarters (End of Parents' Weekend)

All First-Class cadets must sign in by 11:00 p.m.

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