MCRD San Diego Graduation (Friday)
0630 - MCRDSD opens for visitor access Gate 5 (Washington St)
0730 - 0830 Color’s Ceremony Commanding General’s Building
0830 - 0945 Graduation Seating Shepherd Field
1000 - 1130 Graduation Ceremony Shepherd Field
1130 - Authorized boot leave
1100 - 1600 Liberty Lunch Buffet Bay View
Beginning 22 October 2021, all Marines graduating from Recruit Training at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego will once again be authorized “boot leave,” and will be given the opportunity to take 10 days of leave following their graduation from Recruit Training.
Recruits will be given the opportunity to make all travel arrangements during the training cycle, and will have them completed prior to their graduation from Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego.
Travel plans may be coordinated to enable Marines to depart the Depot with their family following graduation and travel to their leave location together. Marines will travel with their follow-on orders which state the date that they are required to report to the School of Infantry to continue their Marine Corps training.
“Out of a desire to keep graduations open and accessible for all families, due to COVID-19 masks are now required in all indoor settings while aboard MCRD, San Diego. During the conduct of the graduation ceremony, while seated in the bleachers, all guests must wear masks. We ask that all guests visiting for family day and graduation arrive at the gate with a mask, but we will be providing masks to those requiring them. "We thank you for your continued cooperation and support.”
Guests are strongly urged to reconsider attending graduation if they are actively sick with a cough or fever, or have been in contact with a suspected case of COVID-19. We continue to urge precautions to ensure force health protection as vaccinations increase nationwide. Graduation will still be available online. Please stay tuned with our social media applications and website.