Q: What time does my son get up?
A: Cadets get up to the sound of a bugle call (reveille) at 6 a.m. Monday through Friday, and 7 a.m. on Saturday. Sunday morning’s reveille is not sounded and cadets are allowed to sleep in. See our Day in the Life feature for more information.
Q: Can my son have a car while he attends Marine Military Academy?
A: No, personal vehicles are not allowed for cadets.
Q: If we pick up our son for a weekend vacation, is he allowed to wear civilian clothes?
A: Yes, cadets may wear civilian clothes or their uniforms when they are off campus at family activities.
Q: Can my son decorate his room?
A: Each cadet is allowed to display framed photographs on his desk, as well as a poster/flag — if approved by their drill instructor — on the wall in their room.
Q: Are off-campus food deliveries authorized for cadets?
A: Individual food deliveries during the school week are not authorized. Cadets may order food from 1 to 9 p.m. on Saturday and from 1 to 5 p.m. on Sunday.
Q: Does my son have access to computers?
A: Yes. Computers are available in the barrack’s study room, library and the Cadet Activity Center. See also our Facilities and Services page.
Q: Can I visit my son during the week?
A: Visitors are always welcome. However, since cadets are sometimes off campus for athletic events or community service, or in a duty status, we encourage you to contact your cadet’s drill instructor as you plan your visit to ensure his availability.
Q: How does my son join an athletic team or become part of an activity like the drill team?
A: At the beginning of each semester, an assembly is conducted where cadets are presented with information regarding all sports and activities. At the conclusion of the assembly, cadets are free to choose the event they would like to participate in. None of our sports require a tryout, so they can pick whichever sport or activity they desire.
Q: What clubs are available for my son to join?
Q: Do all cadets have to leave campus for the Thanksgiving, Christmas and Spring Break periods?
A: Yes. These are vacation periods for most of the staff and faculty as well as the cadets, and the campus is closed. Please have a look at our calendar.