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2018 Commencement


129th Commencement Week

Click here to watch the Final Assembly (Friday, May 25, 10:15 a.m.) and Commencement (Saturday, May 26, 10 a.m.) via live stream. 
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. 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. All times are Central Daylight Savings Time.

Schedule of Events (subject to change, please check back for updates) 

Thursday, May 24, 2018

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

Friday, May 25, 2018

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

10:15 a.m.  Final Assembly in the Centennial Gymtorium (Entire Corps of Cadets).

Guest dress for all morning activities is business casual.

6:15 p.m. Seniors step out by company for Baccalaureate (Dress Uniform).
6:30 p.m. Senior Baccalaureate in the Memorial Chapel (For the class of 2018 and their families only).

7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. Senior Banquet in the Centennial Gymtorium.
This is for the class of 2018 and their families only. Advance reservations are required and all seniors are required to attend.

RSVP and payment must be received on or before Monday, May 18, 2018, 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.

Saturday, May 26, 2018 

9:00 a.m.  Senior Review at Colonels Field
10:00 a.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, May 24 -  No check out times are authorized
Friday, May 25 - Cadets in grades 7 -11 in good standing may check out after the Final Assembly until 6:00 p.m.
All senior cadets are required to attend the Baccalaureate and the Senior Banquet but are welcome to check out with their families after these events conclude and are requested to return no later than 11:00 p.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. The commandant's office encourages families to utilize the Columbia Regional Airport whenever possible. 

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

MMA Bookstore Hours

Friday, May 25: 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Saturday, May 26: 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.