Fall Family Weekend 2021

Schedule

Please scroll down for information regarding checking your cadet out during Fall Family Weekend.

Thursday, October 14

Parent-Teacher Conferences (conducted via Zoom, phone or email — pre-registration required — registration closes 13 October 2021 at 12 noon)
12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.


Friday, October 15

Please check in at Barnard Hall upon arrival on campus. Visitor parking is available on E. Promenade or at Centennial Gymtorium. Please do not park behind Barnard Hall or Bravo Barracks. Please see campus map

The Quartermaster Store will be open from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. in the lower level of Stribling Hall. Some items will also be available in Barnard Hall Conference Room from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

The business office will be open from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00  p.m. (closed for lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.), Stribling Hall.

Class Visits 
8:05 a.m. to 11:40 a.m.
Parents may attend class with their cadets. Teachers will have a copy of the syllabus for visitors.

Cadet-Parent Lunch in dining hall, Barnard Hall 
12:00 p.m. to 12:40 p.m.
No charge for parents (pre-registration required — registration is now closed.)

Parent-Teacher Conferences (in-person or virtual, pre-registration required — registration closes 13 October 2021 at 12 noon)
12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Parent Committee Meeting, Albright Assembly Hall (theater) in Memorial Chapel 
1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
All parents invited to attend. President Geraci will speak during the meeting.

Parent-Company Leadership Advisor Conferences (in-person in barracks or virtual, pre-registration was required)
2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Football vs. Crystal City (away game at Crystal City High School)
7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.     

Please note: Cadets will not be authorized to depart campus with their families on Friday, 15 October due to required preparations for Saturday morning corps events.


Saturday, October 16

The Quartermaster Store will be open from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., lower level of Stribling Hall.

Parent-Teacher Conferences (in-person or virtual, pre-registration required — registration closes 13 October 2021 at 12 noon)
8:15 to 9:45 a.m.

Passing Through Ceremony, Front Campus 
10:00 a.m. 
New cadets will officially join the corps and receive their MMA hat brass during the Passing Through Ceremony. 

Review and Senior Ring Ceremony on Colonels Field 
10:45 a.m. (will immediately follow Passing Through Ceremony)
Watch the entire corps participate in a military review on Colonels Field, followed by the Senior Ring Ceremony. 

Cadet Lunch in dining hall, Barnard Hall 
12:30 p.m. 
Optional for cadets.

Parent room and uniform inspections, barracks 
12:30 p.m.  to 1:00 p.m.
Parents and family members are invited to check in with the senior CLA at your cadet's barracks to request a room and uniform inspection sheet. Visit your cadet's room to complete your inspection.

Cadets may check out with parents beginning at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday. Overnight furlough is approved for cadets not attending the ring dance. Cadets attending the dance must report back by 5:00 p.m. on Saturday. Those attending the dance may check out for overnight at the conclusion of the dance. Attendance at senior ring dinner is mandatory for senior cadets and optional for grades 7-11. 

Parent-Company Leadership Advisor Conferences (in-person in barracks or virtual, pre-registration was required)
2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Senior Ring Dinner and Ball,* Centennial Gymtorium 
6:00 p.m.  
All senior cadets will attend at no charge (attendance mandatory). Doors open at 6 p.m. President Geraci will address the group to officially begin the dinner at 6:30 p.m. Registration is now closed for the sold-out dinner.

There is no charge to attend the dance and no pre-registration required. Cadets are allowed to bring dates. Attendance is optional for cadets in grades 7-11 — all cadets and their parents are encouraged to attend. The Grand March (optional for all guests) will begin at 8 p.m. to mark the beginning of the ball.

Sunday, October 17

All cadets required back on campus by 6 p.m.

Regarding overnight furloughs, cadets must receive approval from the commandant department prior to departing campus for any reason. The following guidance is provided for your planning:

  • Cadets will not be authorized to depart campus on Friday, 15 October due to required preparations for Saturday morning corps events.
  • Cadets must remain on campus until 1 p.m. on Saturday, 16 October in order to participate in the Passing Through and the Senior Ring Review Ceremonies.
  • All cadet seniors are required to attend the Senior Ring Dinner on the evening of 16 October. However, seniors may check out with their guardian/parent(s) starting at 1 p.m. Saturday and must return to campus no later than 5 p.m. Saturday in order to prepare and participate in the Senior Ring Dinner.
  • Doors open for the Senior Ring Dinner at 6 p.m., 16 October in the MMA Centennial Gymtorium.
    • 6:30 p.m. Buffet dinner begins with welcome from President Geraci
    • 8:00 p.m. Grand March begins followed by dance
    • 10:00 p.m. Dance ends
  • Designated underclassmen (waiters) must remain on campus on 16 October in order to help set up and support the Senior Ring Dinner. Please check with your cadet before making off campus plans to ensure he is not scheduled to support the Senior Ring Dinner. 
  • Those cadets in good standing who are attending the dance may check out for overnight after the dance.

  • Underclassmen not attending the Senior Ring Dinner may check out with their guardian or parent(s) from 1 p.m. Saturday, 16 October, through 6 p.m. Sunday, 17 October. 
  • All cadets are required back on campus by no later than 6:00 p.m. on Sunday.

  • All cadets must be in good standing (see page 14 of the Cadet Handbook, available online) before departing campus on the weekend of 15-17 October.
  • If you wish to check your cadet out, a parent or guardian must accompany their cadet to the barracks and check out with the designated Company Leadership Advisor.
  • Cadets can only be checked out by their parent(s) or guardian(s).

If you have questions, please contact Commandant Grabowski (rick.grabowski@missourimilitaryacademy.com) or Executive Administrative Assistant to Commandant Kim Russell (kim.russell@missourimilitaryacademy.com) at 573.581.1776 ext. 521.