Wednesday Overview & Activities


Wednesday - Welcome to Family Orientation Day at Parris Island
Time Event
0600-2200 (6AM-10PM) Marine Corps Exchange (MCX) Open, MCX Food Court (6AM - 6PM)
0700-1700 (7AM-5PM) Engraving Shop Open
0730-1600 (7:30AM-4PM) Douglas Visitors’ Center Open - please register upon arrival, Graduation Station 0800-1600 (8AM-4PM) Java Café 0800-1200 (8AM-12PM)
1000-1200 (10AM-12PM) Marine Corps 101 Brief, including a “Behind the Scenes” tour, at Douglas Visitors’ Center
Lunch Traditions (Officer/SNCO Club), Food Court, Subway, Golf Course, Java Café
1330-1430 (1:30PM-2:30PM) Family Orientation Brief at the Lyceum
1400-1700 (2PM-5PM) Late lunch served at Traditions (Officer/SNCO Club), all welcome
1700-2000 (5PM-8PM) Come experience Steak Night at Traditions (Officer/SNCO Club). Reservations required. Please call 843-228-1566 for details and reservations. Please note your Marine will not be present as he or she will be preparing for graduation.

Activity Descriptions

Marine Corps Exchange (MCX) and Food Court Open 0600 (6AM).

Start your morning on Parris Island with a cup of Seattle’s Best coffee and breakfast at the Food Court. While you are there, visit our USMC gear area for a large selection of Official Marine Corps items.

Marine Corps 101 & "Behind the Scenes" Tour, presented by L.I.N.K.S. 1000-1200 (10AM-12PM).
Please check-in by 0930 (9:30AM).

This session offers an orientation to the Marine Corps lifestyle. We’ll highlight the history and traditions of the Marine Corps as well as the core values held by all Marines. Following the presentation there will be a “Behind the Scenes” tour. FREE - however seating is limited. Advanced registration with tickets will guarantee seating. Please register here.

Available Lunch Options
Family Orientation Brief at the Lyceum 1330-1430 (1:30PM-2:30PM).

Learn more about what happens in Boot Camp – and get a glimpse into what is next for your Marine. You will also be provided with information regarding the unique resources, services, and benefits available to our Marines and their families here at Parris Island and throughout the Marine Corps.
Steak Night at Traditions (Officer/SNCO Club) 1700-2000 (5PM-8PM).

Come experience Steak Night at Traditions. Reservations are required. Please call 843-228-1566 for details and reservations. Please note your Marine will not be present as he or she will be preparing for graduation.

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