2023 Valentine's Family Weekend

Missouri Military Academy Ball

Schedule is subject to change.

Friday, February 10, 2023 

A welcome table will be set up in Barnard Hall atrium, beginning at 7:30 a.m. Please check in here to pick up your parent-teacher conference schedule and your cadet’s current grade report. Cadets will not attend parent-teacher conferences.

8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Quartermaster Store open, Stribling Hall 

10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Business offices open, Stribling Hall

8:00 a.m. to 11:40 a.m. Morning Classes, Barnard Hall

12 p.m. to 12:45 p.m. Parent lunch, on own (off campus). Cadets remain on campus for lunch.

12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Parent-Teacher Conferences, Barnard Hall.

3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Parent-Company Leadership Advisor Conferences, Company Offices.

4:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Q&A for parents of juniors with Director of College and Career Placement Will Roundey, Memorial Chapel theater

5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Parents or guardians may check cadets out for the evening, except for high school basketball players participating in game at South Callaway. Cadets must return to campus by 9 p.m.

5:00 p.m. 9th grade/JV/V Basketball vs. South Callaway at South Callaway High school. Directions to South Callaway HS in Mokane, Missouri. 



Saturday, February 11, 2023

8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Quartermaster Store open, Stribling Hall 
8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Admissions Open House   
Know a friend or family members whose son could benefit from MMA? Invite them to our Valentine Weekend open house. Your referral might save you $2,000 on your own cadet’s tuition. Contact admissions@missourimilitaryacademy.org for more information.
8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Parent-Teacher Conferences, Barnard Hall

10:35 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Passing Through Ceremony and Battalion Review, Alain M. Garcia Field House

All parents invited to attend. Parents of new cadets invited to present hat brass to them.

12 p.m. to 12:30 p.m. Q&A for parents of senior cadets with Director of College and Career Placement Will Roundey, Memorial Chapel Theater

12:00 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. Parent lunch, on own (off campus). Cadets remain on campus for lunch.

1:00 p.m. Cadet Room Inspection and Checkout, Company Offices

Parents are invited to conduct an inspection of their cadet's room. Cadets may check out with their parents. Overnights approved for cadets not attending Valentine Ball. Cadets attending the Valentine Ball must report back by 5:00 p.m. Saturday, then may check out again after the ball. Please check in and out with CLAs.

2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Parent-Company Leadership Advisor Conferences, Company Offices

Conference times must be scheduled in advance online. The online sign-up form will be made available two weeks prior to Valentine Weekend. Company offices are located in each barracks. 

5 p.m. Cadet check-in for those attending Valentine Ball, Barracks Offices

6:30 to 9:30 p.m. "Neon Night" Valentine Ball (RSVP only), Centennial Gymtorium, $25/person, regardless of age. All cadets, their dates and their families are welcome to attend. Attendance is mandatory at the ball for all cadet officers and senior class officers (no charge for these cadets to attend). 

  • Refreshments provided by the MMA Parents Committee.
  • Door prizes/drawings will be held throughout the evening (no additional cost).
  • The Grand March will officially open the dance at 7:00 p.m.
  • At 8:30 p.m., the Valentine Ball Queen Coronation will take place (queen selected from the cadets' dates; pageant guests are not eligible).
  • Appropriate dress for the Valentine Ball: Tuxedos for gentlemen and evening gowns for ladies are always appropriate for military balls, but business suits and dinner dresses are also appropriate. The faculty will be in dress uniform, tuxedos, suits, formal gowns and dinner dresses.

View photos of 2022 Valentine Ball on Flickr.

After the Valentine Ball, parents may check out their cadets with their respective CLAs in the company offices (within the barracks) for overnight. Cadets must report back by 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, February 13. 

Sunday, February 12, 2023

6 p.m. Cadets report back to CLAs in barracks' offices.

Cadet Checkout Information

On Friday, cadets may check out with parents or guardians from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. On Saturday, cadets may check out after room inspection by parents at 1:00 p.m. Those attending the Valentine Ball must report back to campus by 5 p.m. Saturday, then may check out again after the dance. Cadets not attending the dance may check out from 1:30 p.m. Saturday to 6 p.m. Sunday. Please check out and check in with CLAs.

2022 Valentine Ball