Recruit Training Graduations are normally held on Fridays at 11:00 a.m. There is a Parents' Brief held in the Ida Lewis Auditorium at 10:00 a.m. To avoid conflict with certain Federal Holidays, graduations are sometimes shifted to Thursday.

United States Coast Guard Training Center Cape May, N.J. is the nation's only Coast Guard Recruit Training Center. The Training Center is open to the invited family members and guests of the graduating class every Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Uniformed Service Members presenting a graduating certificate must check in at 9:30 in the Ida Lewis Auditorium. All presenters should be in the appropriate service uniform.

The graduation schedule for the next few months is as follows:

Company                    Hall                  Graduation Date

I198 HEALY 28 FEB 2020
J198 HEALY 06 MAR 2020
K198 JAMES 20 MAR 2020
L198 JAMES 03 APR 2020

Graduation Day Agenda 


Time                                Event                        Location/Notes
08:30 - 10:00 am                Breakfast                      Harborview Club - reservations not required
09:10 - 09:45 am                Spouse meeting           Chief's Mess - Guardian Spouse representatives meet with spouses
10:00 - 10:30 am                Welcome                       Ida Lewis Auditorium
11:00 - 11:45 am                Graduation                    Parade Field - Foul weather location is the Gymnasium