MCRD Family Day Events

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Family Day Breakfast

Breakfast items are available for purchase at the following locations:

  • Bay View Express (Depot Theater 0700-01100)
  • Common Grounds (Building 10 0600-100)
  • Marine Mart (MCX Mall Monday-Friday 0600-1900)

Motivational Run

Shepherd Field (Parade Deck)
0830 (warm ups begin at 0815)

This is your first chance to see your new Marine. It is also the last time they will be together with their entire graduating company. Seating will be available at the Parade Deck bleachers.

Welcome Orientation

MCRD San Diego Depot Theater (0930)

Learn about what the options (Dine, Shop, Play) will be available to you during Depot Liberty.

Marine Corps 101

MCRD San Diego Depot Theater (0945)

Join us at the Depot Theater for an overview of Marine Corps history, customs and courtesies as well as in-depth look at resources and benefits available to your Marine worldwide! Don’t miss this presentation! Be part of your New Marines success!

Snacks, refreshments and souvenirs are available to purchase outside the Depot Theater prior to the event.

Company Commander’s Brief

MCRD San Diego Depot Theater (1030)

Hear from your new Marine’s Company Commander as they cover the four phases of Marine Corps Boot Camp training followed by “Beyond the Yellow Footprints” presented by your Senior Drill Instructor.

Liberty Formation

Shepherd Field (Parade Deck 1120)

The final ceremony before your new Marine is released for the afternoon. Come view the Marines form up for dismissal, and then give your Marine a big hug!

Depot Liberty

MCRD San Diego- New Marines cannot leave Depot (1100-1500)

It’s now that America’s newest Marines get to enjoy some well deserved time off from training. They can spend it aboard the depot watching a movie, going bowling, checking their email or just visiting with family and friends. Marines are welcome to explore the deopt and shop at any of its facilities. Some of the favorite hangouts for new Marines and their families are the MCX Mall, the Bat View Restaurant and the Community Center featuring Domino’s Pizza, free arcade games and bowling.

Liberty Lunch

The Bay View Restaurant (1100-1500)

Everyone is invited and encouraged to meet their new Marine Drill Instructor. Say hello, take pictures or just give a heartfelt thanks to the Drill Instructors for a job well done.

Includes gratuity. major credit cards are accepted. There is no sales tax on military installations. Indoor and outdoor dining available.

  • Adults (ages 12+: $18.95
  • Children (ages 5-11): $12.95
  • Children ages 4 and under: Free

Graduation Day

0630 – MCRD San Diego opens for graduation visitor access

0730-0830 – Color Ceremony (Please be seated NLT 0945)

0830-0945 – Graduation Seating (Please be seated NLT 0945)

1000-1130 – Graduation Ceremony

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