Whether your recruit has just left for Marine boot camp or is near the end of their training, graduation will be here before you know it. Planning your trip to Parris Island for Marine Corps boot camp graduation can be overwhelming. To make the process easier for you we’ve put together all you need to know and how to book your trip to Parris Island for Marine boot camp graduation.
What Airport To Fly Into For Parris Island Graduation
When it comes to deciding what airport to fly into for Parris Island’s graduation, you have a few different options. There is not a specific Parris Island airport, but the three nearest airports are:
SAV – Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport
CHS – Charleston International Airport
HHH – Hilton Head Airport
The airport you choose to fly into is entirely up to you. The Hilton Head Airport will be the nearest airport to Parris Island, but depending on flight times and your finances, Charleston International Airport (CHS) or Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport (SAV) might be a better option for you. CHS is about an hour and a half drive to Parris Island, and SAV is just about an hour drive.
To get more information on the best day and times to fly view our post on how to book your flight to Parris Island for Marine boot camp graduation.
Parris Island Hotels
There are no hotel accommodations on Parris Island for families to stay at during graduation, but there are many options to choose from in the surrounding area. One thing to keep in mind is not all of the local hotels will offer shuttle service to and from the airport, as well as to Parris Island. You may need to look into renting a car while visiting for graduation.
View our post on booking hotels for graduation for more information on accommodations for Parris Island’s graduation.
Planning Your Trip To USMC Boot Camp Graduation
1. Find your recruits “Ship Date” and corresponding “Graduation Date”
2. Then click to reserve and book your hotel trip
For more help with travel, get in touch with Sandboxx Travel.
Parris Island Graduation Dates 2019
*Graduation dates are subject to change based on the needs of the Command. You should check with your recruit before booking. We don’t accept any responsibility for these dates changing.
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* All graduation dates are correct at the time of writing. All graduation dates are subject to change so please keep in contact with your recruit regarding travel plans. Special notice should be given to graduation dates that fall during public holidays which are marked in italics.
To learn more about the events that take place during graduation at Parris Island make sure to read our blog all about Marine Corps Boot Camp Graduation: MCRD Parris Island.
BERNARD POLLACKOV says
can I bring a wheelchair or rent one on Parris Island
What time is family day Thursday? Also if I fly to graduation how do I bring my recruit back home with me after graduation? I’ve never flown before.
Thursday of February the 10th.
Candy Gray says
Please need info. We are currently serving overseas and do not want to miss graduation, can I get updated information please
This is all new time so graduation and family day is two different days of celebration?and where and what time on the 3 of september.pleae help out
Leighanne Owens says
My son n graduation is July 16,2021. What is name of the place or address to where family day n graduation is..
Stephen Piecuch says
Is family day the day before graduation day. also I have heard that you are allowing 2 tickets per recruit. How can I obtain ours. Are grandson is graduating 6/18, my wife and I have both been vacinated.
Sarah Valdivia says
Hello! My fiancé just got to training on the 8th and should be graduating early February. His recruiter informed him that the 2 guests per marine limit won’t be a rule anymore at that time, and so hopefully that applies to your nephew’s graduation. I’m sure you can ask him to get more information for you though as the date comes closer 🙂