USAFA Graduation Week 2016
26 May - 2 June 2016

Graduation Week Schedule of Events
Grad week information will be e-mailed to cadet parents/guests who register via the Graduation Registration site. Information includes the Graduation brochure, schedule of events, Superintendent letter and parking pass. All items may be printed at home. If you are not able to print the items, please ask your cadet to print the documents and send them to you or provide them upon your arrival.

Please make sure to coordinate your visit with your cadet, as he/she will need to pick up your graduation ceremony tickets. Graduating cadets will receive as many Grad Ceremony tickets as they need for their guests.

To view detailed information for each event, click on the event name below. Item will open in a new tab/window.

Monday, 23 May 2016
Time Event Location
8:00-9:00 a.m USAFA Preparatory School Parade Black Field
2:00-3:30 p.m USAFA Preparatory School Hall of Fame and Awards Ceremony Arnold Hall Theater
Tuesday, 24 May 2016
Time Event Location
9:30-11:00 a.m USAFA Preparatory School Graduation Ceremony (Reception follows at 1100) Arnold Hall Theater
Thursday, 26 May 2016
Time Event Location
6:30-9:30 p.m Bluebards Performance (no tickets required, open to cadets, guests and public) Arnold Hall
Friday, 27 May 2016
Time Event Location
12:00-1:15 p.m. Muslim Baccalaureate Service Cadet Chapel
5:30-7:45 p.m. Ring Dining Out (Second-Class cadets & their guests only; tickets required) Mitchell Hall
8:00-11:00 p.m. Ring Dance (Second-Class cadets & their guests only; tickets required) Arnold Hall Ballroom
Saturday, 28 May 2016
Time Event Location
6:30-9:30 p.m. Bluebards Performance (no tickets required, open to cadets, guests and public) Arnold Hall
Sunday, 29 May 2016
Time Event Location
8:00 a.m.-1:15 p.m. Baccalaureate Services (optional for cadets and their guests; tickets are not required however cadets should plan to attend the service specified for their Squadron) Cadet Chapel
8:00-9:15 a.m. – Catholic Mass (Sq 1-13)
9:00-10:00 – Buddhist Service, All Sqs
10:00-11:15 a.m. – Catholic Mass (Sq 14-27)
11:00-12:00 p.m. – Jewish Service (All Sqs) (followed by full Kiddush 12:00-1:00)
11:00-12:15 p.m. – Protestant Service (All Sqs)
12:00-1:15 p.m. – Catholic Mass (Sq 28-40)
2:00-3:15 Latter-day Saints Service
 
2:00-5:00 p.m. Bluebards Production (no tickets required, open to cadets, guest and public) Arnold Hall
5:30-7:30 p.m. Commandant’s Fiancé(e)s Reception (Guests must be escorted by their cadet) Otis House
Monday, 30 May 2016 (MEMORIAL DAY)
Time Event Location
1:00-5:00 p.m. Superintendent's Reception The Carlton House (Superintendent's Residence)
  1:00-2:00 - First Group (Squadrons 1-10)
2:00-3:00 - Second Group (Squadrons 11-20)
3:00-4:00 - Third Group (Squadrons 21-30)
4:00-5:00 - Fourth Group (Squadrons 31-40)
 
7:00-9:00 p.m. Graduation Concert (Cadet Chorale, Cadet Orchestra, Cadet Show Choir, Drum & Bugle Corps, Jazz Ensemble, and In the Stairwell) Arnold Hall
Tuesday, 31 May 2016
Time Event Location
8:00-9:15 a.m. Graduation Tapping Ceremony(by invitation only to honored cadets & their guests) Arnold Hall Ballroom
10:00-11:00 a.m. Graduation Awards Ceremony (Presentation of Org & Indiv awards) Clune Arena
11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Graduation Awards Reception Hall of Excellence
1:00-3:00 p.m. ME Award Ceremonies (See final schedule on website in May) Times/location TBD
3:30-5:00 p.m. Academy Scholars Program Ceremony Fairchild Hall, F-1
6:00-7:30 p.m. AF Academy Foundation Cadet Leadership Reception (By invitation to AFAF & selected cadets from Sq receiving the AFAF-sponsored Leadership & Scholarship Squadron Award) The Carlton House
Wednesday, 1 June 2016
Time Event Location
9:00-10:30 a.m. Graduation Parade (Cadet Aerial Demonstrations 0815-0900) Stillman Field
12:30-4:30 p.m. Airfield Open House and Static Displays (Guests must be escorted by their cadet) USAFA Airfield
1:00 p.m.-2:30 p.m. Wings of Blue Awards & “Blue Suit” Ceremony (social from 1430-1500, Bldg. 9201) (guests must be escorted by their cadet) USAFA Airfield
4:00-6:00 p.m.
7:00-9:00 p.m.
Commissioning Ceremonies (Guests must be escorted by their cadet) Various locations on base
5:00-8:00 p.m. Graduation Formal Reception (Tickets required) Mitchell Hall
8:00-11:00 p.m. Graduation Ball Arnold Hall
Thursday, 2 June 2016
Time Event Location
9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Graduation Ceremony (tickets are required; stadium gates open at 7:00 a.m.) Recommend guests arrive early as parking is limited and traffic will be heavy. Falcon Stadium
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