2022 Commencement Schedule
Final Academy Assembly
Friday, May 20 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 May 21.)
Friday, May 20 at 5:00 PM in Memorial Chapel
This non-denominational ceremony is for gratitude and reflection as we celebrate the Class of 2022. Seniors and their families are invited to attend; participation is optional. Business dress is recommended.
Friday, May 20 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 cost to attend the banquet is $40 per person. The dress code is business attire (no jeans). Must pre-register by May 12 to attend. Registration is now closed.
Saturday, May 21 at 10:00 AM in Centennial Gymtorium
A graduate of MMA’s Class of 1993, Lawrence "Kwakou" Casselle, Chief of Staff for the Diplomatic Security Service (DSS), the federal law enforcement and security bureau of the U.S. Department of State, will deliver the commencement address (click here to learn more). The senior class will present their class gift, and awards and diplomas will be presented. Closing commencement, cadets will sing "Old MMA" and the benediction will be delivered. Graduates will exit to Front Campus for Final Formation. This event is open to the public. Business casual dress is recommended.
Saturday, May 21, 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 their sabers.
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.