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 2024 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 Family Day-Graduation Facebook Group
January 8, 2024
2nd RTBN
(Yellow)
Hotel April 5, 2024 2nd RTBN Hotel Co
January 16, 2024 3rd RTBN
(Blue)
Mike April 12, 2024 3rd RTBN Mike Co
January 22, 2024 1st RTBN
(Red)
Alpha April 19, 2024 1st RTBN Alpha Co
January 29, 2024 2nd RTBN
(Yellow)
Golf April 26, 2024 2nd RTBN Golf Co
February 12, 2024
3rd RTBN
(Blue)
Kilo May 10, 2024 3rd RTBN Kilo Co
February 20, 2024 1st RTBN
(Red)
Charlie May 17, 2024 1st RTBN Charlie Co
March 4, 2024 2nd RTBN
(Yellow)
Fox May 31, 2024 2nd RTBN Fox Co
March 11, 2024
3rd RTBN
(Blue)
Lima June 7, 2024 3rd RTBN Lima Co
March 25, 2024 1st RTBN
(Red)
Bravo June 21, 2024 1st RTBN Bravo Co
April 1, 2024 2nd RTBN
(Yellow)
Echo June 28, 2024 2nd RTBN Echo Co
April 15, 2024
3rd RTBN
(Blue)
India July 12, 2024 3rd RTBN India Co
April 22, 2024
1st RTBN
(Red)
Delta July 19, 2024 1st RTBN Delta Co

Parris Island 2023/2024 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 Battalion Company Graduation Official MP Group
January 8, 2024 3rd RTBN
(Blue)
Kilo April 5, 2024 3rd RTBN
Kilo Co
January 16, 2024 1st RTBN
(Red)
Charlie April 12, 2024 1st RTBN
Charlie
January 29, 2024 1st RTBN
(Red)
Delta April 26, 2024 1st RTBN
Delta
February 5, 2024
3rd RTBN
(Blue)
Lima May 3, 2024 3rd RTBN
Lima Co
February 20, 2024 2nd RTBN
(Yellow)
Golf May 17, 2024 2nd RTBN
Golf Co
March 4, 2024 1st RTBN
(Red)
Bravo May 31, 2024 1st RTBN
Bravo
March 11, 2024
3rd RTBN
(Blue)
Mike June 7, 2024 3rd RTBN
Mike Co
March 25, 2024
3rd RTBN
(Blue)
November June 21, 2024 3rd RTBN
November Co
April 1, 2024
1st RTBN
(Red)
Alpha June 28, 2024 1st RTBN
Alpha
April 15, 2024 2nd RTBN
(Yellow)
Echo July 12, 2024 2nd RTBN
Echo Co
April 22, 2024 3rd RTBN
(Blue)
India July 19, 2024 3rd RTBN
India Co
April 29, 2024 2nd RTBN
(Yellow)
Hotel July 26, 2024 2nd RTBN
Hotel Co

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