Parents’ Weekend is an exciting opportunity for cadets to connect with their family for the first time following Basic Cadet Training (BCT). The event showcases the academy’s facilities and the life their cadets lead here. It is held over Labor Day weekend, providing academy families with an extended weekend to reunite.
Parents’ Weekend Highlights
A Welcome Letter from the Superintendent
Welcome to the United States Air Force Academy! I am Lieutenant General Jay Silveria, the 20th Superintendent of our Academy. My own Air Force journey started right here in 1981, when I arrived to start Basic Cadet Training and begin four years of incredible intellectual, leadership and personal development. It’s an honor to be at my alma mater leading an institution that prepared me for an incredibly rewarding career in our Air Force, and it’s a pleasure to host you here this weekend. more…
Senior Leader Panel with Parent Q&A Session
Don’t miss an exciting opportunity to get to know the U.S. Air Force Academy senior staff and hear the latest Academy news. You will get an overview of Academy programs from senior leaders including the Superintendent, the new Commandant of Cadets, the Dean of the Faculty, and the Athletic Director. A question and answer session will follow the presentation.
Thursday, 29 August, 4:30 p.m.-6 p.m. in Arnold Hall Theater
Demonstrations and Cadet Wing Parade
Watch our Wings of Blue parachute team, glider team, and powered flight aircraft demonstrate various cadet-led aviation and leadership programs offered to cadets during their four years at the academy. The Cadet Wing Parade will follow the demonstrations. You will have an opportunity to meet your cadet on the parade field following the parade.
Friday, 30 August, at Stillman Field; demonstrations: 9:00-9:45 a.m.; Cadet Wing Parade: 9:45 a.m.-10:45 a.m.
Parents’ Weekend Information Fair
Don’t miss this popular event! The Info Fair offers invaluable information and giveaways from many Academy and cadet organizations. Purchase cadet “Warrior” photos and preorder BCT yearbooks. Stop by to have a photo taken with your cadet. Lunch will be available in Richter Lounge and food trucks outside Arnold Hall. Arnold Hall will be open to visitors 7 a.m.-10 p.m.
Friday, 30 August, 11 a.m.-4:30 p.m. in the Arnold Hall Ballroom
Airfield Open House
Come view static displays of USAFA aircraft and parachuting equipment and visit with the staff of the 306th Flying Training Group.
Friday, 30 August, 12:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m. for cadets and their guests
Parents’ Weekend Home Football Game
Come out and cheer on the Falcons as they take on the Colgate Raiders in their season home opener. Tickets for guests are available at the ticket office or call (800) 666-8723.
Saturday, 31 August, game time: 1:30 p.m. at Falcon Stadium
For more events, times, and locations visit the Parents’ Weekend Schedule page.