Graduation Dates USMC Marine Corps Boot Camp
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.
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.
- Have a Poolee that has not gone to boot camp yet? Join the Official MarineParents.com Poolee Group.
- Para los familiares de habla hispana clic Recruit Parents en Español.
- Click here for Girlfriends, Fiancees, & Wives of Recruits/Marines.
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|
|September 23, 2019||1st RTBN (Red)||Alpha||1009-1015||December 20, 2019||Alpha Co|
|October 14, 2019||2nd RTBN (Yellow)||Golf||2149-2155||January 10, 2020||Golf Co|
|October 21, 2019||3rd RTBN (Blue)||Kilo||3229-3233||January 17, 2020||Kilo Co|
|October 28, 2019||1st RTBN (Red)||Charlie||1049-1055||January 24, 2020||Charlie Co|
|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|
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|
|September 23, 2019||M||3rd RTBN (Blue)||Kilo||December 20, 2019||Kilo/November Co|
|September 23, 2019||F||4th RTBN (Maroon)||November||December 20, 2019||4th RTBN|
|October 7, 2019||M||3rd RTBN (Blue)||Lima||January 3, 2020||Lima Co|
|October 7, 2019||F||4th RTBN (Maroon)||Papa||January 3, 2020||4th RTBN|
|October 21, 2019||M||1st RTBN (Red)||Delta||January 17, 2020||Delta Co|
|October 28, 2019||M||2nd RTBN (Yellow)||Hotel||January 24, 2020||Hotel Co|
|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|