Graduation Week 2016
26 May-2 June 2016
Upcoming Graduation Dates:
Class of 2016: Thursday, 2 June 2016 (see academic calendar here)
Class of 2017: Thursday, 1 June 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. We have invited the President of the United States Barack Obama to speak. 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. Changes and updates will be listed at this link.


Grad Week Information and Registration
Grad week information will be e-mailed to parents/guests who register via the Graduation Registration site (registration will be active in March 2016). 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 download all attachments). All items may be printed at home. If you are not able to print the items or do not have access to the internet, 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 number or 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 on your arrival.

A small number of tickets may be available to the general public; an announcement will be made in mid-May with instructions for how to pick up tickets.

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.


Graduation 2015 Information
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 the commencement speaker.

We invite you to view photographs of the many Grad Week events here. You may download the Grad Ceremony Program. Video of the ceremony is posted here.

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 here for ordering your Graduation memories!

If you have questions or comments about Graduation Week, please feel free to e-mail special.events@usafa.edu.





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Graduation Week Contact Information

Media Relations
HQ USAFA/PA
Email: media.pam@usafa.edu
Phone: (719) 333-7731/7795
Plans, Programs & Institutional Events
HQ USAFA/A8A
2304 Cadet Dr, Suite 3800
USAF Academy, CO 80840
Email: special.events@usafa.edu Phone: (719) 333-3451/2250

Student Academic Affairs and Academy Registrar
HQ USAFA/DFR
2354 Fairchild Dr., Suite 2G13
USAF Academy CO 80840
Email: DFR.CustomerService@usafa.edu
Website: http://www.usafa.edu/df/dfr
Phone: DSN: 333-3970
(719) 333-3970
Fax: (719) 333-6650


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