Graduation Week 2015
21-28 May 2015
Upcoming Graduation Dates:
Class of 2016: Thursday, 2 June 2016 (see calendar here)
Class of 2017: Thursday, 1 June 2017 (pending calendar approval)
Class of 2018: Thursday, 31 May 2018 (pending calendar approval)
Class of 2019: Thursday, 30 May 2019 (pending calendar approval)

Graduation 2016. You can learn much about what happens during Graduation Week by recapping the 2015 events on this site. Check back beginning in September for the latest information on Graduation Week 2016 (29 May - 2 June 2016).

Graduation 2015. The Graduation Ceremony for the USAFA Class of 2015, the 57th Graduating Class and the Wright Brothers Class, took place on 28 May, concluding with an exciting demonstration from the USAF Thunderbirds in the skies over Falcon Stadium. Deborah Lee James, the secretary of the Air Force, was this year's commencement speaker.

Graduation Week 2015 was an exciting week of ceremonies and activities! We invite you to view photographs of the many Grad Week events here (note: link to 2015 Graduation will be live when photos are posted, expected by the end of June). Also, here is the Grad Ceremony Program and the SECAF's speech. Video of the ceremony is posted here.

USAFA Grad Articles:

A sampling of media stories:

Finally, don't forget to order the 2015 USAFA Graduation DVD, photographs of your cadet receiving his/her diploma and the 2015 POLARIS Yearbook through the Office of Cadet Wing Media. See info below for ordering your Graduation memories!

If you have questions or comments about Graduation Week, please feel free to e-mail

Graduation Photos, Video and Yearbook
You may order the 2015 USAFA Graduation DVD, photographs of your cadet receiving his/her diploma and the 2015 POLARIS Yearbook from the Office of Cadet Wing Media. The DVD includes every graduate, Graduation Week activities excerpts and Class of 2015 bonus material. This DVD is the only graduation product officially sanctioned by the USAF Academy. Click here to order your 2015 Polaris yearbook and/or Graduation DVD.

Prestige Portraits by Lifetouch has been contracted to provide professional photographs of your cadet at the Graduation Ceremony.  The contract photographer will mail proofs to each graduating cadet’s home of record within six weeks after graduation with instructions for purchasing these photographs.  If you do not receive a proof from the photographer, please contact Lifetouch directly. Click here for the order form to order Graduation Ceremony photos. For more information call (800) 426-9533, go online at or write to Lifetouch, 1170 Pontiac Ave, Cranston, RI 02920, Attn: AFA Grad.

Professional portrait photographers are available at Arnold Hall for formal cadet or family portraits during the Graduation Ball. Photos can be viewed and will be available for purchase at

Contact Cadet Wing Media by calling (719) 333-4644, sending an email to or writing to 10 FSS/FSLAM, P.O. Box 6066, USAFA CO 80841-6066. Visit their web page at

A Year in the Blue. The USAFA Association of Graduates offers the families of our graduating cadets an opportunity to purchase the first ever feature-length documentary of the Air Force Academy, A Year in the Blue. Click here to order your own personal copy of this extraordinary video! 

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(719) 333-4723 (GRAD)

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Telephone: (719) 333-7731/7795
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