Homecoming: October 2 to 4
Alumni, parents, current cadets and MMA community members are invited to “return to your roots” for the 2015 Homecoming celebration in early October.
Homecoming kicks off with alumni events on Friday, October 2. Former cadets are invited to attend an alumni association luncheon and golf outing at the Mexico Country Club, followed by an alumni BBQ and social with a cash bar and live music from the I-70 Overdrive Band.
The festivities will briefly halt for a somber Silver Taps ceremony at twilight. As an announcer reads the name of each MMA community member who passed away during the 2014-15 school year, a cadet will shine a light in the deceased individual’s honor. From the vantage point of the bleachers, the letters MMA are revealed on Colonels Field.
Saturday morning begins with a battalion review featuring an Alumni Company march and drilldown competitions pitting former and current cadets against one another. Alumni achievements will be celebrated at the award convocation, followed by a mess formation and march to the dining hall for lunch. A pep rally will proceed the Homecoming football game — the winners of the Homecoming barracks decoration contest will be announced at halftime.
Cadets, alumni, families and community members will gather for the annual Homecoming picnic featuring a cash bar, a historic photo slideshow and music from The SoulRoot Band and alum Maxwell Frederickson ’01.
Fall Family Weekend: October 17 to 19
One of the first times for parents and family members to visit cadets, Fall Family Weekend events include: a Scholastic Book Fair, parent/teacher conferences, a pancake breakfast, a State of the School address by President Charles McGeorge, a picnic luncheon, soccer and football games, Parents Committee gatherings, a battalion review and much more.
At the third annual Senior Ring Dance, upperclassmen will formally receive their senior rings. Following the ceremony, guests enjoy a meal, pose for photos with their dates under a larger-than-life ring and then hit the dance floor.
The Passing Through ceremony recognizes the accomplishments of new students, who shake hands with Academy administrators as they are officially christened full members of the Corps of Cadets.
To register for Fall Family Weekend, click here.