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2017 Commencement

 

128th Commencement Weekend

 All families are invited to attend all Commencement events except Baccalaureate and the Senior Banquet which are reserved for Seniors and their families only.

Please Note: Inclement weather may change activity venues. All times are Central Daylight Savings Time. Please respect the dignity of the commencement activities by wearing appropriate attire. Events have a description of the attire considered appropriate, for further information please follow this link.

Schedule of Events

Thursday, May 25, 2017 

7:00 – 8:00 p.m. Wallace Fry Speech Competition in the Centennial Gymtorium

This contest is the culmination of a year-long public speaking assignment for all cadets. The three finalists have been judged to be the best through a series of tryouts conducted by the English Department.

Guest dress is business casual.

Friday, May 26, 2017

9:00 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. Company Competitive Drills at Colonels Field

10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Middle School Final Assembly and Eighth Grade Promotion in the Memorial Chapel (This is the major award assembly for the Middle School).

10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. High School Final Assembly in the Centennial Gymtorium

Guest dress for all morning activities is business casual.

6:45 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Senior Baccalaureate in the Memorial Chapel (For class of 2017 and their families only).

Guest dress is semi-formal.

7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. Senior Banquet and Awards Assembly in the Centennial Gymtorium. This is for the class of 2017 and their families only. Advance reservations are required and all seniors are required to attend. Those juniors who have been appointed to leadership positions for the 2017-2018 academic year will also be required to perform official duties at the banquet.

RSVP and Payment must be received on or before Monday, May 15, 2017, to guarantee your reservation. Please provide the names of all those attending in the area provided on the order form. The cost for each person is $30.00 (excluding the Senior Cadet). The MMA Alumni Association is proud to welcome the Senior Cadets and their meal will be provided at no cost to them.

Senior Banquet reservations may be made at this link.

All Senior Cadets are required to attend the banquet.

Guest dress is semi-formal.

Saturday, May 27, 2017 

9:00 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. Senior Review at Colonels Field
 
10:15 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Graduation Ceremony in the Centennial Gymtorium. 

11:45 a.m. Final Formation on the MMA Front Campus

Guest dress is business attire.

Weekend Checkout Times:

Thursday: Cadets may check out after Commencement practice (approximately 5:00 p.m.) until 6:45 p.m. that evening.

Friday: 6th through 11th grade cadets may check out after the Middle School Reception/High School Final Assembly until 10:00 p.m. that evening.

Seniors may check out after the High School Final Assembly until 6:00 p.m. All seniors must attend Baccalaureate and Senior Banquet, after which they can sign out with their parents until 12:00 a.m. that evening.

Flight Reservations

Please make flight reservations to coincide with the weekend activities and to ensure adequate travel time between the MMA Campus and your chosen airport.

Please utilize the End of Year Transportation Form available in the right sidebar to inform the Commandant of your travel arrangements.

MMA Bookstore Hours

Thursday, May 25: 3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Friday, May 26: 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Saturday, May 27: 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.