Graduation Dates USMC Marine Corps Boot Camp

PLEASE NOTE:
RED ALERT BOX UPDATED 5/18/2020 11:00 AM

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the two-week quarantine at the beginning of boot camp, ship and graduation dates may be different than the dates listed on this page. As the Marine Corps announces changes to the schedule, we will update this page.

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 2020/2021 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
August 10, 2020
(QUARANTINE)
2nd RTBN
(Yellow)
Hotel 2161-2165 November 20, 2020 2nd RTBN Hotel Co
August 24, 2020
(QUARANTINE)
3rd RTBN
(Blue)
Mike 3261-3265 December 4, 2020 3rd RTBN Mike Co
August 31, 2020
(QUARANTINE)
1st RTBN
(Red)
Alpha 1001-1007 December 11, 2020 1st RTBN Alpha Co
September 7, 2020
(QUARANTINE)
2nd RTBN
(Yellow)
Golf 2141-2147 December 18, 2020 2nd RTBN Golf Co
September 21, 2020
(QUARANTINE)
3rd RTBN
(Blue)
Kilo 3221-3225 December 30, 2020 3rd RTBN Kilo Co
September 28, 2020
(QUARANTINE)
1st RTBN
(Red)
Charlie   January 8, 2021 1st RTBN Charlie Co
October 5, 2020
(QUARANTINE)
2nd RTBN
(Yellow)
Fox   January 15, 2021 2nd RTBN Fox Co
October 12, 2020
(QUARANTINE)
3rd RTBN
(Blue)
Lima   January 22, 2021 3rd RTBN Lima Co
October 19, 2020
(QUARANTINE)
1st RTBN
(Red)
Bravo   January 29, 2021 1st RTBN Bravo Co
October 26, 2020
(QUARANTINE)
2nd RTBN
(Yellow)
Echo   February 05, 2021 2nd RTBN Echo Co
November 2, 2020
(QUARANTINE)
3rd RTBN
(Blue)
India   February 12, 2021 3rd RTBN India Co
November 16, 2020
(QUARANTINE)
1st RTBN
(Red)
Delta   February 26, 2021 1st RTBN Delta Co
November 30, 2020
(QUARANTINE)
2nd RTBN
(Yellow)
Hotel   March 12, 2021 2nd RTBN Hotel Co
December 7, 2020
(QUARANTINE)
3rd RTBN
(Blue)
Mike   March 19, 2021 3rd RTBN Mike Co
December 14, 2020
(QUARANTINE)
1st RTBN
(Red)
Alpha   March 26, 2021 1st RTBN Alpha Co
December 28, 2020
(QUARANTINE)
2nd RTBN
(Yellow)
Golf   April 9, 2021 2nd RTBN Golf Co
January 4, 2021
(QUARANTINE)
3rd RTBN
(Blue)
Kilo 3221-3225 April 16, 2021 3rd RTBN Kilo Co
January 11, 2021
(QUARANTINE)
1st RTBN
(Red)
Charlie   April 23, 2021 1st RTBN Charlie Co
January 18, 2021
(QUARANTINE)
2nd RTBN
(Yellow)
Fox   April 30, 2021 2nd RTBN Fox Co
January 25, 2021
(QUARANTINE)
3rd RTBN
(Blue)
Lima   May 7, 2021 3rd RTBN Lima Co
February 1, 2021
(QUARANTINE)
1st RTBN
(Red)
Bravo   May 14, 2021 1st RTBN Bravo Co

Parris Island 2020/2021 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 Platoons Graduation Official MP Group
August 10, 2020
(QUARANTINE)
1st RTBN
(Red)
Bravo November 20, 2020 1st RTBN
Bravo/Oscar Co
August 17, 2020
(QUARANTINE)
2nd RTBN
(Yellow)
Fox November 25, 2020 2nd RTBN
Fox Co
August 24, 2020
(QUARANTINE)
3rd RTBN
(Blue)
Kilo December 4, 2020 3rd RTBN
Kilo Co
August 31, 2020
(QUARANTINE)
1st RTBN
(Red)
Charlie December 11, 2020 1st RTBN
Charlie/Papa Co
September 7, 2020
(QUARANTINE)
2nd RTBN
(Yellow)
Golf December 18, 2020 2nd RTBN
Golf/November Co
September 28, 2020
(QUARANTINE)
3rd RTBN
(Blue)
Lima January 8, 2021 3rd RTBN
Lima/Oscar Co
October 13, 2020
(QUARANTINE)
1st RTBN
(Red)
Delta 1000-1006 January 22, 2021 1st RTBN
Delta Co
October 19, 2020
(QUARANTINE)
2nd RTBN
(Yellow)
Hotel 2000-2006 January 29, 2021 2nd RTBN
Hotel/Papa Co
October 26, 2020
(QUARANTINE)
3rd RTBN
(Blue)
Mike 3000-3006, 4002-4003 February 5, 2021 3rd RTBN
Mike/Oscar Co
November 2, 2020
(QUARANTINE)
1st RTBN
(Red)
Alpha 1008-1014 February 12, 2021 1st RTBN
Alpha Co
November 9, 2020
(QUARANTINE)
2nd RTBN
(Yellow)
Echo 2008-2014 February 19, 2021 2nd RTBN
Echo Co
November 16, 2020
(QUARANTINE)
3rd RTBN
(Blue)
India 3008-3014 February 26, 2021 3rd RTBN
India Co
November 30, 2020
(QUARANTINE)
1st RTBN
(Red)
Bravo 1016-1022, 4006-4007 March 12, 2021 1st RTBN
Bravo/November Co
December 7, 2020
(QUARANTINE)
2nd RTBN
(Yellow)
Fox 2016-2022, 4008-4009 March 19, 2021 2nd RTBN
Fox/Oscar Co
December 14, 2020
(QUARANTINE)
4th RTBN
(Maroon)
Papa 4010-4016 March 26, 2021 4th RTBN
Papa Co
January 4, 2021
(QUARANTINE)
3rd RTBN
(Blue)
Kilo 3016-3022, 4018-4019 April 16, 2021 3rd RTBN
Kilo/November Co
January 11, 2021
(QUARANTINE)
1st RTBN
(Red)
Charlie 1024-1030 April 23, 2021 1st RTBN
Charlie Co
January 19, 2021
(QUARANTINE)
2nd RTBN
(Yellow)
Golf 2024-2030, 4020-4021 April 30, 2021 2nd RTBN
Golf/Oscar Co
January 25, 2021
(QUARANTINE)
3rd RTBN
(Blue)
Lima 3024-3030 May 7, 2021 3rd RTBN
Lima Co
February 1, 2021
(QUARANTINE)
1st RTBN
(Red)
Delta 1032-1038 May 14, 2021 1st RTBN
Delta Co

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