New Cadet Oath Ceremony

August 31, 2019

New Cadets will be allowed to utilize the "Visit/Dine by Invitation Permit" from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday, August 31 prior to the New Cadet Oath.

September 1, 2019

New Market Battlefield State Historical Park, New Market, VA.

  • Park opens at 7:45 a.m.
  • The ceremony begins at 11 a.m.
  • Lunch with Cadets:  noon
  • Parade through New Market begins at 2 p.m.

New cadets will tour the battlefield and museum, and recite the Cadet Oath. They will then charge across the battlefield as the New Market cadets did on May 15, 1864.

Following the formal events, cadets will be able to enjoy a picnic lunch with their families and friends. Box lunches will be provided to all cadets.

The events at New Market conclude with a parade through the town after lunch.  Cadets must return to Post on the buses but will be able to sign out to spend the time that evening with their parents in Lexington.  

Upon return to barracks on Sunday, September 1 following the New Cadet Oath Ceremony, new cadets will be allowed to utilize the “visit/dine by invitation permit”. 

New cadets must return to post no later than 10 p.m.  

New Cadet Parents Orientation