Graduation Dates USMC Marine Corps Boot Camp

San Diego Moto Run

Marines of Delta Company, 1st Recruit Training Battalion, run in formation during their motivation run at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, August 6, 2015. After these Marines complete the run, they will spend the rest of their afternoon with their families, friends and loved ones during on-base liberty. Today, all males recruited from west of the Mississippi River are trained at MCRD San Diego. The depot is responsible for training more than 16,000 recruits annually.
—(USMC image/released)

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Graduation Dates

Boot camp graduations are usually on Fridays. Sometimes, due to holidays such as Thanksgiving, Christmas, and the Marine Corps Birthday, graduation will be on a Wednesday. If that is the case the USMC schedule will indicate the alternate family day and graduation dates. Parris Island and San Diego DO NOT necessarily follow the same schedules when there are changes.

Graduation and ship dates are kept up-to-date on this page, barring any delays by the Marine Corps. We encourage you to join your recruit's graduation group on Facebook. It will be a great place for you to connect with other families who have recruits going through boot camp with your son or daughter. Click on the link beside your recruit's graduation date to request to join that group.

Official MarineParents.com Facebook Groups

Looking for boot camp groups by graduation dates? We have a place to connect and share with other family members who have a recruit in Marine Corps boot camp. See the links below for Official Recruit Parents Facebook graduation groups.

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San Diego 2019/2020 Ship and Graduation Dates

If you don't see your recruit's ship/graduation date, you will want to join the Poolee group first. You will be approved to join the Recruit Training group two weeks prior to the ship date. Be sure to answer all three questions when requesting to join. Membership requests are reviewed every 12 hours.

(NOTE: On smaller devices, slide table below to the right to see complete information)
Ship Date Battalion Company Platoons Family Day-Graduation Facebook Group
November 4, 2019 2nd RTBN (Yellow) Fox 2121-2125 January 31, 2020 Fox Co
November 18, 2019 3rd RTBN (Blue) Lima 3241-3245 February 14, 2020 Lima Co
December 2, 2019 1st RTBN (Red) Bravo 1021-1027 February 28, 2020 Bravo Co
December 9, 2019 2nd RTBN (Yellow) Echo 2101-2105 March 6, 2020 Echo Co
December 16, 2019 3rd RTBN (Blue) India 3201-3205 March 13, 2020 India Co
January 6, 2020 1st RTBN (Red) Delta 1061-1065 April 3, 2020 Delta Co
January 13, 2020 2nd RTBN (Yellow) Hotel 2161-2165 April 10, 2020 Hotel Co
January 27, 2020 3rd RTBN (Blue) Mike 3261-3265 April 24, 2020 Mike Co
February 3, 2020 1st RTBN (Red) Alpha 1001-1007 May 1, 2020 Alpha Co
February 10, 2020 2nd RTBN (Yellow) Golf 2141-2147 May 8, 2020 Golf Co
February 24, 2020 3rd RTBN (Blue) Kilo 3221-3225 May 22, 2020 Kilo Co
March 2, 2020 1st RTBN (Red) Charlie 1041-1045 May 29, 2020 Charlie Co
March 9, 2020 2nd RTBN (Yellow) Fox 2129-2133 June 5, 2020 Fox Co
March 16, 2020 3rd RTBN (Blue) Lima 3249-3253 June 12, 2020 Lima Co
March 30, 2020 1st RTBN (Red) Bravo 1029-1033 June 26, 2020 Bravo Co
April 13, 2020 2nd RTBN (Yellow) Echo 2109-2113 July 10, 2020 Echo Co

Parris Island 2019/2020 Ship and Graduation Dates

If you don't see your recruit's ship/graduation date, you will want to join the Poolee group first. You will be approved to join the Recruit Training group two weeks prior to the ship date. Be sure to answer all three questions when requesting to join. Membership requests are reviewed every 12 hours.

(NOTE: On smaller devices, slide table below to the right to see complete information. For family members with female recruits, please also join male recruit company Facebook group with the same graduation date.)
Ship Date Gender Battalion Company Graduation Official MP Group
November 4, 2019 M 3rd RTBN (Blue) Mike January 31, 2020 Mike Co
November 4, 2019 F 4th RTBN (Maroon) Papa January 31, 2020 4th RTBN
November 12, 2019 M 1st RTBN (Red) Alpha February 7, 2020 Alpha Co
November 18, 2019 M 2nd RTBN (Yellow) Echo February 14, 2020 Echo Co
November 18, 2019 F 4th RTBN (Maroon) November February 14, 2020 4th RTBN
December 2, 2019 M 3rd RTBN (Blue) India February 28, 2020 India Co
December 9, 2019 M 1st RTBN (Red) Bravo March 6, 2020 Bravo Co
December 16, 2019 M 2nd RTBN (Yellow) Fox March 13, 2020 Fox Co
December 16, 2019 F 4th RTBN (Maroon) Papa March 13, 2020 4th RTBN
January 6, 2020 M 3rd RTBN (Blue) Kilo April 3, 2020 Kilo Co
January 6, 2020 F 4th RTBN (Maroon) November April 3, 2020 4th RTBN
January 13, 2020 M 1st RTBN (Red) Charlie April 10, 2020 Charlie Co
January 13, 2020 F 4th RTBN (Maroon) Oscar April 10, 2020 4th RTBN
January 27, 2020 M 2nd RTBN (Yellow) Golf April 24, 2020 Golf Co
February 3, 2020 M 3rd RTBN (Blue) Lima May 1, 2020 Lima Co
February 10, 2020 M 1st RTBN (Red) Delta May 8, 2020 Delta Co
February 10, 2020 F 4th RTBN (Maroon) Oscar May 8, 2020 4th RTBN
February 24, 2020 M 2nd RTBN (Yellow) Hotel May 22, 2020 Hotel Co
March 2, 2020 M 3rd RTBN (Blue) Mike May 29, 2020 Mike Co
March 9, 2020 M 1st RTBN (Red) Alpha June 5, 2020 Alpha Co
March 16, 2020 M 2nd RTBN (Yellow) Echo June 12, 2020 Echo Co
March 16, 2020 F 4th RTBN (Maroon) November June 12, 2020 4th RTBN

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