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Welcome to the concise graduation guide for Parris Island  Marine Corps Recruit Depot. This is an exhilarating experience in the life of your Marine and we strive to provide you with the most complete graduation information available for Parris Island Marine Corps Recruit Depot. Graduation schedules and events are published below to aid you in scheduling your attendance at your Marine's graduation.  You will find many cost effective options for traveling to Parris Island Marine Corps Recruit Depot.  You will be able to review the complete details on the many hotels available to meet your lodging needs.  The greater Parris Island Marine Corps Recruit Depot area provides many options for dining ranging from fast food to full service restaurants. 

Parris Island Marine Corps Recruit Depot General Information

Parris Island Marine Corps Recruit Depot is located on the east coast of South Carolina.  Click here for more information on air, bus, and train transportation for Marine Corps Recruit Depot.

Due to security measures that are in place at Parris Island Marine Corps Recruit Depot you may experience delays getting onto the Depot. Be sure to allow for extra time to make sure you arrive at the graduation event on time.

During your recruit’s ninth week at Parris Island Marine Corps Recruit Deport (MCRD), your recruit will send home an informational letter that contains very important information regarding graduation, including your recruit’s graduation date and the vehicle pass for the base.  

Documentation required to obtain a vehicle pass if not obtain in advance for entrance into Parris Island Marine Corps Recruit Depot:

  • Drivers license
  • Proof of Insurance
  • Vehicle Registration

What to wear to a graduation ceremony?  Your Marine will be dressed in a seasonal service uniform and military guests are asked to either wear their service equivalent or dress uniform.  Conservative attire is recommended for the civilian guests.

Immediately following the conclusion of the graduation ceremony, new Marines are free to leave Parris Island and begin their 10 days of leave.

There are no animals allowed at the Graduation. The only exception is for service animals. Cell phones are not allowed in use while driving unless you have a hands free connection.  Seat belts are required and strictly enforced.

Marines marching for graduation

Parris Island Marine Corps Recruit Depot Graduation Schedule

Basic Training graduations from the Marines are conducted every Friday. 

Upcoming Graduations

Jan. 13, 2017 Fox Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion
Platoons 2000-2002 and Platoons 2004-2006
Papa Company, 4th Recruit Training Battalion
Platoons 4000 and 4001
Jan. 20, 2017 Kilo Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion
Platoons 3000-3002 and Platoon 3004-3006
Oscar Company, 4th Recruit Training Battalion
Platoon 4002 and 4003
Jan. 27, 2017 Charlie Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion
Platoons 1000-1002 and Platoons 1004-1006
 
Feb. 3, 2017 No graduation
Feb. 10, 2017 Golf Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion
Platoons 2008-2010 and Platoons 2012-2014
November Company, 4th Recruit Training Battalion
Platoon 4004 and 4005
Feb. 17, 2017 No graduation
Feb. 24, 2017 Lima Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion
Platoons 3008-3010 and Platoons 3012-3014
Oscar Company, 4th Recruit Training Battalion
Platoon 4006 and 4007
March 3, 2017 Delta Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion
Platoons 1008-1010 and Platoons 1012-1014
 
March 10, 2017 Hotel Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion
Platoons 2016-2018 and Platoons 2020-2022
Papa Company, 4th Recruit Training Battalion
Platoon 4008 and 4009
March 17, 2017 No graduation
March 24, 2017 No graduation
March 31, 2017 Mike Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion
Platoons 3016-3018 and Platoons 3020-3022
November Company, 4th Recruit Training Battalion
Platoon 4010 and 4011

 
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