NAVSTA Great Lakes - RTC Graduation

Graduation Ceremony

* * * New Guidance for Pass-In-Review Ceremonies Beginning August 13th * * *
In light of observed changes and impact of the Coronavirus Delta Variant and out of an abundance of caution for our recruits, Sailors, staff, and guests, Recruit Training Command is restricting Pass-in-Review (recruit graduation) to ONLY fully immunized guests (14-days post final COVID vaccination dose). Specific information on this policy change will be provided in the coming days and weeks. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your support.
PLEASE NOTE – This policy is subject to change as leadership continues to monitor the spread and impact of the Coronavirus.
Every person attending is required to wear face masks while indoors and observe social distancing protocols. If you are unable to wear a mask, you will not be able to attend, and will not be allowed into the facility.

Please continue to follow RTC social media accounts for updates and check this website for the most up-to-date information. For specific questions and inquiries, contact the RTC Public Affairs Office.

Live streaming of our graduations begins at 9 a.m. CST every Friday. Videos will also be available for viewing afterwards as well on our Facebook page at: and our YouTube channel at:

If you should need further information, go to the Recruit Training Command Website:

MWR Family & Friends Graduation Travel Guide 

Recruit Family Welcome Center Information

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