TYPICAL DAILY SCHEDULE
7:35-11:45 Class or study
12:45-1:40 Commandant/Dean Time
1:50-3:50 Class or study
4:10-5:45 Intramural, club or intercollegiate athletics; extracurricular activities; or free time
6:30-7:15 Supper (optional except Thursday)
7:15-7:30 Cadet Duties
7:30-8:30 Study Conditions/Extracurricular activities
8:30-11:30 Study time
12:00 Lights Out
Cadets at the United States Military Academy are busy. Their highly regimented schedule is driven by the academic, athletic and military training requirements that they must navigate during their four years at West Point. Most days begin at "O Dark Hundred" as all cadets are required to form up for breakfast formation and Breakfast Mess starts shortly thereafter at 6:55 am. The academic class day starts at 7:35 am and depending upon one's schedule ends as late as 3:30 pm.
Lunch is at noon. Many cadets enjoy occasional breaks in their daily class schedule so that they can enjoy a cup of coffee in the Jefferson Library and have a class period to work on assignments or consult with an instructor.
The phrase "Every cadet an athlete" is taken seriously at West Point. After classes, all West Point cadets participate in some form of athletic activity, be it an intramural, club or intercollegiate squad. This daily athletic block goes to approximately 6:00 pm daily.
Cadets can enjoy evening meals a variety of close-by food offerings or eat at Washington Hall. Only Thursday meals are mandatory in Washington Hall.