2023 Commencement Schedule
Congratulations to the 134th graduating class from Missouri Military Academy! In 2023, 33 seniors and two post-grads will take part in the commencement ceremony. The MMA Corps of Cadets annually achieves 100 percent college acceptance. The Class of 2023 has been offered more than $5.2 million in college scholarships and will attend such schools as the University of Notre Dame, Missouri University of Science & Technology, Texas Tech University, Kansas State University, Saint Louis University, University of Central Florida, Westminster College, and more. See list of graduating class and their post-secondary selections here.
Final Academy Assembly
Friday, May 19 at 10:15 a.m. in Centennial Gymtorium
For middle school and high school. Includes 8th grade promotion ceremony. (Parents of senior cadets, please note that the majority of awards for seniors will be given during commencement on Saturday.)
Friday, May 19 at 5:00 PM in Memorial Chapel
This non-denominational ceremony is for gratitude and reflection as we celebrate the Class of 2023. Seniors and their families are invited to attend.
Friday, May 19 at 6:00 PM in Centennial Gymtorium
At the banquet, cadets will hear from Academy leadership and the MMA Alumni Association, watch a senior video, make toasts, receive awards, and more. All senior cadets are required to attend the Senior Banquet. Seniors unable to attend commencement will receive their diplomas. This event is limited to seniors and their family only. The dress code is business attire (no jeans). Pre-registration was required.
Saturday, May 20 at 10:00 AM in Centennial Gymtorium
A graduate of MMA’s Class of 1993, Richard Dehlinger will deliver the commencement address. A U.S. Navy veteran, Dehlinger currently serves the Academy’s deputy commandant for support and quartermaster. Learn more about Dehlinger.
Immediately following commencement, graduates will exit to Front Campus for Final Formation.
This event is open to the public. Business casual dress is recommended. This event will be live-streamed on MMA's YouTube channel.
Saturday, May 20, following commencement on Front Campus
In case of inclement weather, Final Formation will be held in the Alain M. Garcia Almada ‘06 Field House.
Final Formation is held in the front of MMA's campus as one last nod to the graduating class. Cadets assemble in a military review fashion, and under the direction of cadet leadership, seniors raise their sabers and plunge them into the ground, placing their hats on top of the saber.
This event will be live-streamed on MMA's YouTube channel.
Cadets who will be catching flights home will load a chartered bus for transportation to St Louis International at 1 p.m. Cadets may depart with families immediately following Final Formation. Belongings will be picked up from Centennial Gymtorium. Please complete end-of-year furlough form here.