R-day
Future cadets arriving at the United States Military Academy at West Point are given an initial class in drill and ceremony by a Cow, or cadet in their third year at the Academy, on R-day. Almost 1,300 future cadets reported to the Academy on R-day, which is typically held on the last Monday in June. After arriving at the Academy, the future cadets are ushered into Thayer Hall where they are fitted for uniforms and processed into the Academy. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Brian Hamilton)