Military Graduation Celebration at USS Midway

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Military Graduation Celebration at USS Midway

This event occurred in the past

Date and Time

  • Thursday, May 9, 2019 from 1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.


910 N Harbor Dr, San Diego, CA 92101

5998 Alcala Park San Diego, CA 92110




This event is a celebration to recognize graduating military-connected USD students (in addition to commencement) and to show our thanks to USD staff, administrators, faculty and community partners who support our program. Students and their guests are welcome to join us for a ceremony and reception with refreshments and cake. Students will also receive a free stole to wear at their formal commencement ceremony.

  • Undergraduate & graduate/law students
  • Graduating in the current academic year: Fall 2018 through Spring 2019


  • Prior to May 2nd, students can register and reserve tickets for up to 3 guests, adults and children
  • After May 2nd, additional tickets may be requested on a first-come-first-serve basis, depending on availability. An email will be sent out letting registered students know when additional tickets are available.
  • On the day of the event, stop by our table to check in with your guests. 

As per the Midway's website: "Exploring the USS Midway can involve a lot of walking and navigating ladders. For your safety, we recommend comfortable, closed-toed shoes and layered clothing as temperatures vary around the ship."

Keep in mind that the bow of the ship where the ceremony will be held may be windy and chilly. We recommend business casual, long dresses or skirts, and flat or low heeled shoes. 

Students will be asked on the registration form if they wish to receive a stole and to choose one of two designs. One design has our program's logo, and the other has the program's logo and "VETERAN" (image below).

Students who are unable to attend the ceremony but would like to receive a stole to wear at commencement can email  Stoles may be subject to availability. 

This ceremony is a separate event from commencement, in which our program will celebrate graduating military-connected students for their academic achievements and recognize USD staff and community partners for supporting our program. 

Commencement is the formal event organized by the university in which all graduating students are recognized by their degree program. 

Parking is known to be impacted in the area around the museum. Please plan accordingly and allow enough time to find parking. 

Metered parking is available next to the museum, and rates are generally between $10 – $20 (subject to change at the discretion of Ace Parking and the Port of San Diego. We also suggest bringing cash). Metered parking is also available on city streets adjacent to the USS Midway Museum, with signage indicating their rates and times. Please refer to the Midway's website for more information about parking

Students are able to use Lyft promo code "USDAS19" for two (2) free rides to and from USD. For more information on this, please refer to the Associated Students page.  Attendees may be able to park at USD and request an Uber or Lyft to and from the museum.

Post Contact

Meredith Mendez
(619) 260-7483