USAFA Graduation Week 2016
26 May - 2 June 2016

United States Air Force Academy Graduation
Upcoming Graduation Dates:
Class of 2016: Thursday, 2 June 2016 (see academic calendar here)
Class of 2017: Wednesday, 31 May 2017 (pending approval)
Class of 2018: Thursday, 31 May 2018 (pending approval)
Class of 2019: Thursday, 30 May 2019 (pending approval)

Welcome to your United States Air Force Academy! Graduation Week for the Class of 2016, the Major David Brodeur Class and the 58th Graduating Class will begin on 26 May and conclude with the Graduation Ceremony at Falcon Stadium on Thursday, 2 June 2016.

The commencement speaker for the Air Force Academy's Class of 2016 graduation ceremony will be President Barack Obama. The USAF Thunderbirds will perform immediately following the ceremony.

Please check back on this site frequently as some information may change as planning for Grad Week 2016 continues.

Grad Week Information and Registration
Grad week information will be e-mailed to parents/guests who register via the Graduation Registration site. There is no restriction as to who can register, however you must have your cadet's name and email address to verify the registration. You will receive an email with attachments, including the Graduation Week brochure, schedule of events, Superintendent welcome letter, parking pass and event flyers (click here to view all available attachments). 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 closely with your cadet, as he/she will need to pick up your graduation ceremony and reception tickets.

Registration is primarily to provide information to you on Graduation Week activities. It also allows us to collect an estimate of the total numbers of guests, but we do not require updated registrations if your information changes. When registering, please make sure to identify any individuals in your group who may be considered a distinguished visitor (such as general officers, active or retired; high-ranking elected officials, international high-ranking individuals, heads of state, celebrities).

Graduation Ceremony Tickets
Cadets will receive as many ceremony tickets as they require for their guests. Please make sure you are coordinating with your cadet so he/she can get the appropriate number of tickets and provide them to you.

A small number of tickets may be available to the general public. Members of the community can pick up Graduation Ceremony tickets from the Athletic Ticket Office at the Cadet Field House at the U.S. Air Force Academy. The address is 2169 Field House Drive. They are open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Phone: (719) 472-1895.

In the event of severe, life-threatening weather or security response to a high-threat world situation, the ceremony could be moved into Clune Arena at the Cadet Field House. Because Clune has limited seating capacity, guests of graduating cadets would be restricted to three per cadet. For this reason, we make every attempt to hold the graduation ceremony outdoors in Falcon Stadium, even in less than ideal weather conditions.

Class of 2016 Ring & Crest

Click here for a description of the 2016 Class Crest

Grad Week Contact Information
2354 Fairchild Dr.
USAF Academy, CO 80840

Media Relations


Phone: (719) 333-7731/7795
Student Academic Affairs
Academy Registrar
2354 Fairchild Dr., Suite 2G13
USAF Academy, CO 80840


Phone: (719) 333-3970
Fax: (719) 333-6650

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