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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

Graduation Date Male Company Female Company
March 1, 2019 Alpha Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion
Platoons 1016-1018 and 1020-1022 
Papa Company, 4th Recruit Training Battalion
Platoons 4006 and 4007  
March 8, 2019  Echo Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion
Platoons 2016-2018 and 2020-2022
November Company, 4th Recruit Training Battalion
Platoons 4008 and 4009 
March 29, 2019 India Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion
Platoons 3016-3018 and 3020-3022 
Oscar Company, 4th Recruit Training Battalion
Platoons 4010 and 4011 
April 5, 2019  Bravo Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion
Platoons 1024-1026 and 1028-1030 
 
April 12, 2019  Fox Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion
Platoons 2024-2026 and 2028-2030 
Papa Company, 4th Recruit Training Battalion
Platoons 4012 and 4013 
April 19, 2019  Kilo Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion
Platoons 3024-3026 and 3028-3030
 
April 26, 2019 Charlie Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion
Platoons 1032-1034 and 1036-1038 
November Company, 4th Recruit Training Battalion
Platoons 4014 and 4015 
May 3, 2019 Golf Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion
Platoons 2032-2034 and 2036-2038 
Oscar Company, 4th Recruit Training Battalion
Platoons 4016 and 4017
May 17, 2019 Lima Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion
Platoons 3032-3034 and 3036-3038
 Papa Company, 4th Recruit Training Battalion
Platoons 4018 and 4019
May  24, 2019 Delta Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion
Platoons 1040-1042 and 1044-1046 

May 31, 2019 Hotel Company, 2nd Recruit Training Battalion
Platoons 2040-2042 and 2044-2046 
Oscar Company, 4th Recruit Training Battalion
Platoon 4020 and 4021  
For complete graduation details and schedule of events please click here.





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