Graduation Activities and Events

Family Day & Graduation Update:

March 16, 2020 6:15 p.m.

In accordance with the direction from the Commandant of the Marine Corps, the standard 10 day leave period granted to new Marines after graduation has been suspended to limit the new Marines exposure to COVID-19.  This order is to protect Marines, their families, Civilian Marines, and families from further exposure to COVID-19.  Following graduation at MCRD San Diego, all new Marines will immediately report to the School of Infantry at Camp Pendleton where they will begin the next phase of their training.  Upon completion of that training they will continue onto their next unit or additional formal schooling as required.  This suspension of leave will continue for the foreseeable future, and could be extended past May 11, 2020. Marines currently on leave will report to the School of Infantry on schedule.

We must all understand the importance of protecting the force and, as a Marine Corps, continue to be the “most ready when the nation is the least ready.”

Please be aware of the following:

–  There are ZERO confirmed cases of COVID-19 at MCRD SD.
– Graduation Events remain closed to the public.
– Graduating Marines will go directly to School of Infantry without leave.

– Graduation photos and video will be posted on this FB page at: https://www.facebook.com/mcrdsd/

For the most current information on COVID-19 visit the following websites:

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) – https://www.coronavirus.gov 

What the U.S. Government is Doing – https://www.usa.gov/coronavirus

* Twitter: @CDCgov, https://twitter.com/cdcgov

Welcome Marine Corps Family and Friends!

We encourage you to check this website regularly for up to date information on graduation week activities and events. During the days leading up to graduation, you will have the opportunity to meet your new Marine’s Drill Instructor, discover the history and culture of the Marine Corps, spend time with your Marine, and learn what happens “Beyond the Yellow Footprints.”

What these young men experience at MCRD San Diego during recruit training changes them forever. Thank you for your support to them throughout this process. It is with great pleasure and pride that we welcome you to the United States Marine Corps family, and we look forward to seeing you and sharing the joy and celebration of graduation with you.

Marine Corps Community Services
MCRD San Diego

NOTIFICATION: All controlled substances are prohibited aboard MCRD San Diego. Any person(s) found possessing a controlled substance or associated paraphernalia (i.e. smoking devices) will be found in violation of Federal law.  A medical marijuana card does not authorize possession of marijuana aboard MCRD San Diego. Contraband will be seized and offenders may be cited and denied entry.

Family Meet and Greet Dinner

Mobility Equipment Rentals

Mobility equipment is available to rent during your visit at MCRD San Diego. Equipment quantities are limited, and available on a first-come, first-served basis. Available starting at 0700 Graduation Week Thursdays and Fridays.
Located at Guest Services
Bldg. 16, MCX Mall

PRICES (all prices are per single day rental):
Stroller                                           $  8.00
Double Stroller                              $12.00
Wheelchair                                     $15.00
Electric Convenience Vehicle         $30.00

Exclusions and conditions apply; see terms & conditions for details.

To request American Sign Language (ASL) services, please contact MCRD Protocol Office at 619-524-8707/8710. Requests should be made as soon as possible but at least 3-4 weeks prior to arrival for Family Day and Graduation Events.

For information about base lodging, please click here or call 619-524-4401.