Family Day Events

Wednesday – Family Orientation Day

6:00 am to 10:00 pm – Marine Corps Exchange Open
6:00 am to 6:00 pm – Marine Corps Exchange Food Court Open
7:00 am to 5:00 pm – Engraving Shop Open
7:30 am to 4:00 pm –  Register when you arrive at the Douglas Visitors Center
8:00 am to 12 Noon – Java Café open
10:00 am to 12:00 pm – Marine Corps 101 Brief at the Douglas Visitors Center including a behind the scenes tour.  This is a free event, but seating is limited so sign up for tickets as soon as possible to guarantee seating.
Lunch
1:30 pm to 2:30 pm – Family Orientation Brief at the Lyceum
5:00 pm to 8:00 pm – Steak Night at Traditions.  Reservations required.  Call 843-228-1566 for details and reservations. * Your Marine will not be present as he or she will be preparing for graduation.

Thursday – Family Liberty Day

6:00 am to 4:00 pm –  Register when you arrive at the Douglas Visitors Center
6:00 am to 2:00 pm – Java Cafe Open
6:00 am to 10:00 pm – Marine Corps Exchange Open
6:00 am to 6:00 pm – Marine Corps Exchange Food Court Open
7:00 am to 5:00 pm – Engraving Shop Open
*  7:00 am – Motivational Run – Peatross Parade Deck
8:00 a m – Parris Island Museum open
8:00 am to 9:00 am – Marine Corps 101 Brief at the Douglas Visitors Center.  This is a free event, but seating is limited so sign up for tickets as soon as possible to guarantee seats.
8:15 am – All Weather Training Facility (AWTF) open
9:30 am – 10:00 am – Battalion Commander’s Brief to Families & Liberty Ceremony (AWTF)
10:00 am – Liberty begins
10:00 am – 3:00 pm – The Bunker opens (a family day gathering place)
10:00 am – 2:00 pm – Marksmanship Training Unit Open House
10:30 am – 1:00 pm – Family Day Buffet at Traditions instead of the Lyceum which sustained damage during Hurricane Matthew (No registration required)
2:00 pm – Warrior’s Prayer at the Recruit Chapel
3:00 pm – Liberty ends
4:00 pm – 4:30 pm – Command Reception with Depot Command Members
4:30 – Command Welcome Remarks
4:45 pm – Family Day Dinner with Depot command at Traditions, pre-purchased tickets required.

Friday

6:00 am to 12:00 pm – Douglas Visitors Center Open – Please register when you arrive
6:00 am to 12:00 pm – Graduation Station open
6:00 am to 12 Noon – Java Café
6:00 am to 10:00 pm – Marine Corps Exchange Open
6:00 am to 6:00 pm – Marine Corps Exchange Food Court Open
7:00 am to 5:00 pm – Engraving Shop Open
7:45 am – Morning Colors at Barrow Hall
9:00 am to 10:00 am – Graduation at Peatross Parade Deck (weather permitting)

 

* Motivational Run takes place at 7:00 a.m during daylight savings time, then moves to 7:15 a.m. when we return to standard time in the Fall.

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