Please note: Inclement weather may change activity venues. Please respect the dignity of the commencement activities by wearing appropriate attire.
Schedule of Events
All times listed are Central Daylight Savings Time. Schedule is subject to change. Please check back for updates.
Thursday, May 23, 2019
7:00 p.m. Wallace Fry Speech Competition in Centennial Gymtorium
Held each year in honor of W. Wallace Fry, Jr. of the Class of 1903, the Wallace Fry Speech Competition celebrates the best of public speaking in composition and delivery. Selected cadets prepare thought-provoking, entertaining speeches utilizing rhetorical devices taught during recent language arts lessons. At the end of the night, winners are selected by a panel of invited judges. Watch livestream here.
Friday, May 24, 2019
10:15 a.m. Final Assembly in Centennial Gymtorium
Accompanied by the MMA Band, the corps of cadets march into Centennial Gymtorium for Final Assembly. Then, President Geraci and program directors will address the crowd and present awards to cadets for their achievements during the academic year. Watch livestream here.
5:00 p.m. Senior Baccalaureate in Memorial Chapel
Baccalaureate is a religious service to honor the graduating class. This quiet, reflective event focuses on students' personal growth and achievement and includes an address by the chaplain, plus special musical performances by faculty and cadets. This event is open to all cadets and their families, although attendance is not required.
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Senior Banquet in Centennial Gymtorium
Saturday, May 25, 2019
10:00 a.m. Graduation Ceremony in the Centennial Gymtorium
Following MMA's traditional graduation timeline, the Commencement Ceremony will include an award ceremony, entertainment by the MMA Band and Choir, and presentation of diplomas to each senior. President Emeritus Tony McGeorge will deliver the 2019 commencement address. The ceremony concludes with the singing of Old MMA and the retiring of the colors. Watch livestream here.
11:45 a.m. Final Formation on the MMA Front Campus
Guest dress is business attire.
Medication Pick Up
If your child has taken any medication through the health center this year, please pick up any remaining medication by Saturday, May 25 at 9 a.m. Any medications remaining after this time will be taken to Mexico Public Safety or Webber Pharmacy in Mexico, MO to be destroyed.
Closing Cadet Accounts
Please settle all accounts with MMA. The business office will be open until 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 25 to accept payments and answer questions. MMA will withhold transcripts and diplomas if accounts are past due.
Apostille and transcript requests are fulfilled by the MMA registrar, Pearl Newbrough. The request forms are available on the Parent Forms Portal.
End-of-Year Travel Forms
So we know who is leaving when, how and with whom, please fill out your cadet's End-of-Year Travel Forms and return them via e-mail to Executive Administrative Assistant to the Commandant Amy Wells at Amy.Wells@missourimilitaryacademy.com or Director of Transportation Mark Tompkins at Mark.Tompkins@missourimilitaryacademy.com. You may also return the form via fax to 573-581-5095.
Check Out Times
On Friday, cadets in grades 7 - 11 in good standing may check-out from 5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., at which time all cadets are expected back on campus, no overnights. All seniors must attend the Senior Banquet and may check out at its conclusion with the expectation they return by 10:00 p.m., no overnights.
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 to inform the Commandant of your travel arrangements.