Graduation Day Events
Family Day is held the day before graduation on Thursdays. This is an opportunity to attend briefings and spend time with your Marine who will be on liberty in the afternoon.
On Friday, The Morning Colors Ceremony (flag raising) with musical accompaniment by the San Diego Marine Band is held Friday at 8:00 a.m. west end of Shepherd Field. Graduation is held Friday mornings at 10:00 a.m. on the Depotís Shepherd Field's Parade Deck and lasts about an hour. In the event of inclement weather, graduation ceremonies will be held in an indoor location, which will be announced on the morning of graduation at the Visitors Center.