Graduation Day

Graduation Day,
Fort Jackson, South Carolina
graduation families

  • Basic Combat Training graduations are held on Thursdays unless otherwise noted. The ceremonies from October through the end of March will start at 1000 and those from April through September will start at 0900.
  • Follow the signs to Hilton Field. In case of severe weather, the graduation ceremony will be inside the Solomon Center. The time will be announced at the Family Day brief and on Fort Jackson Radio, AM -1680.
  • After Graduation, Soldiers will be transported by bus back to their Company Area and will be signed out. They may receive either a pass until 8:00 PM. If a Parent or Spouse attends graduation a local off post pass may be granted. Passes will be based on the recommendation of the Soldier’s chain of command. It is very important for your Soldiers to return to the company area NO LATER THAN 8:00 PM.
  • Some Advanced Individual Training installation’s are within reasonable driving distances. Family members may drive their Soldier to their AIT location with early coordination with the Company. See the website or contact your Company for further details.

For the Graduation Calendar CLICK HERE

Here is a clickable and printable map for your use while visiting Fort Jackson.
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**The Rules. While on pass, your Soldier must remain in uniform and is not allowed to drive vehicles, drink any form of alcohol or use any tobacco products. Violations of these rules may result in not graduating

Please contact your Soldier to ensure they have met graduation requirements and will graduate with their company before making hotel reservations.

Use Gate 4, Boyden Arbor/Percival Road when entering the post. You must possess a current Driver’s license, Registration, and Proof of Insurance; with a current coverge date to enter Ft Jackson.

Please observe the posted speed limit, wear your seatbelt, and park only in designated parking areas. Fort Jackson traffic laws are strictly enforced.