Family day and graduation take place on the last two days of recruit training. Family day occurs Thursday and gives new Marines a chance to see family and friends for the first time during on-base liberty. Graduation is conducted Friday in a formal ceremony, attended by family and friends.
All recruits are issued a graduation packet with the battalion commander’s graduation invitation letter sometime around week 9 of their 12-week training cycle. But please note, it is the recruits themselves who decide to whom they mail their graduation packets.
Parris Island personnel cannot inform you of the mailing status of a graduation packet or re-issue one.
Please be sure to confirm the graduation date of your recruit.
Visitors are requested to stop by the Douglas Visitors' Center upon arrival to check in. In order to allow time to identify which recruits have family or visitors waiting to see them, please sign in before 9:50 a.m. on family day.
To make reservations for Marine Corps Community Services’ events, visit www.ParrisIsland.eventbrite.com.
*ALL TIMES/LOCATIONS SUBJECT TO CHANGE.
2023 SCHEDULED GRADUATION CEREMONIES