This page contains a number of parent resources that may be useful during your cadet's time at the Academy.
Cadet Handbook & Parent Handbook - Created by the Academy for the Class of 2019
2011 Commandant's R-Day Briefing - This is a copy of part of the Commandant's Briefing handout from 2011 - very good information!
The Roller Coaster - The 'Roller Coaster' ride of Academy life from the perspective of parents and family
Diary of a Swab's Mom - Here is one mom's diary of R-Day and what followed - 2015
Name Tags - This link will take you to a link for on-line name tag ordering and contact information.
Acronyms, Jargon, and Terms - What do they all mean? This page will help you figure that out.
Cadet Insignia and Shoulder Boards - This is a link to a graphic that illustrates all of the CGA Cadet Insignia and Shoulder Boards
Virtual CGA Campus Tour - Can't get here in person? Check out the Academy virtually here.
Adjusting to Parenting a Cadet - Comments and suggestions from an experienced CGA parent
A Cadet Talks About Quitting - Comments and suggestions from an experienced CGA parent
You know you're a swab parent when... - Some comic relief for those parents going through their cadet's Swab year
CGA Hotel Discounts - Visiting your cadet? These local hotels offer a discount to Coast Guard friends and family.
US Coast Guard Academy Girlfriends and Boyfriends - This is a support group for CGA Cadet's Boyfriends and Girlfriends on Facebook. It is a closed group and you must ask permission to join
Generic Parents Weekend Schedule - Use this generic Parents Weekend Schedule to make plans.