R-Day or Reception Day was staggered this year to safeguard the health and welfare of all cadet candidates, families, and community members. The days mark the beginning of a Cadet Basic Training and the first day of their transition from civilian to new cadet as a member of the Class of 2024. Each Reception Day cohort carried out the same requirements and tasks that are traditional on R-day. In addition, candidates were COVID-19 tested immediately upon arrival, wore facial coverings, and practiced social distancing.

#USMA2024 is made up of more than 1,220 candidates from every state in the nation, and includes 286 women, 493 minorities, 18 combat veterans and 13 international students.

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