May 9th – 11th, 2019

Parents/Guardians we look forward to seeing you on Commencement Weekend. More information for our 2019 Commencement will be added as it becomes available. In the meantime, you may send travel arrangement requests to

As of 4/2/19 – Items in Bold = Mandatory Events for Cadets

Thursday, May 9th

0900 - 1200Parent Arrival and Check-In (Schedules Available)VAC
0900 - 1800Alumni Check-InVAC
1130 - 1245Lunch (Families Welcome)Stevens Center
1300Boy Scout Court of Honor CeremonyChapel
1400Honorary Installation of Leaders CeremonyChapel
1500 - 1800Alumni ToursLinger
1500 - 2300Pass Gate Open - after ceremonies
2300Pass Gate Closes

Friday, May 10th

0730Breakfast (Families Welcome)Stevens Center
0900 Flag Raising Ceremony
Final Roll Call
Forming of "F" Troop
Time Capsule Opening / Sealing
1100Academic, Military & Distinguished Awards Ceremony
Drill Team Performance
Banes Gymnasium
1100 - 1300Alumni Check-InLinger
1230Pass Gate Open
1230Optional Lunch for Cadets & FamiliesStevens Center
1230-1530Alumni ToursLinger
1600Alumni BBQ (Staff Welcome)Quality Inn & Suites
1630Dinner for Cadets (not on pass)Stevens Center
1820Bus Departs SJMS for Tony's Event Center
1900President’s Recognition & Ring Ceremony - MandatoryTony’s Event Center
800 The Midway
Salina, Kansas 67401
2100-2300Pass Gate Opens
2300Pass Gate Closes

Saturday, May 11th

0715Breakfast - Cadets only
Breakfast for Seniors, Hosted by the Old Boy Association
Stevens Center
0830Senior Eucharist
(Parents welcome to attend)
1000Freedom Tree CeremonyTeardrop
1030Graduation Ceremonies for Class of 2019
Final Pass-in-Review
Casing of SJMS Colors
Dismissal of the 131st Corps and the SJMS Corps of Cadets
Jack Vanier Hall
1800-2100SJMS Social & Dinner
(Alumni, O/Bs, & Staff)
Tony's Event Center
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2019 Commencement Celebration – Printable Version

Commencement Senior Class of 2019
May 11, 2019
“Jack” Vanier Hall

Pomp and Circumstance
First Infantry Division Band-Ft. Riley, Kansas
131st Corps of Cadets, Trustees, Faculty and Staff
First Infantry Division Band-Ft. Riley, Kansas
Star Spangled Banner
Posting of the Colors
COL William J. Clark, President
First Infantry Division Band-Ft. Riley, Kansas
SJMS Color Guard
Parade of Flags
Father Randy McIntosh, Chaplain
First Infantry Division Band “You’re a Grand Old Flag”
Greetings from TrusteesRandall Hoppe, Chairman of the Board
Special RemarksD. Dale Browning
Cadet BN CDR Farewell Philip Tabor, Battalion Commander
Salutatorian and Valedictorian
Senior Diplomas
Presented by Ginger Wooten, Vice President
Presented by Ginger Wooten
The Handle Ceremony
Special Music
"God Be With You"
"SJMS Alma Mater"
Tom Wilson, Class of 1962
First Infantry Division Band
First Infantry Division Band
Final Review
131st Corps of Cadets
Battalion Commander, Phillip Tabor
Forming of “F Troop”TBD
Casing of ColorsPast & Present Leaders
“Amazing Grace” Bagpiper
BenedictionFather Randy McIntosh
Dismissal of the 131st Corps & Corps of Cadets Forever!Philip Tabor, Battalion Commander

Commencement Senior Class of 2019 – Printable Version

2018 Commencement Celebration
Thursday, May 10th thru Saturday, May 12th 2018

View Schedule

Printable Schedule
2018 Commencement Schedule

Quartermaster Store

New Merchandise & Clearance Items Available!
Wrong Size? Place a special order with Ms Judi.

Quartermaster Store Hours
Thursday & Friday 7am – 4:30pm
Saturday 7am- 12:00pm


Parent Notes

Please e-mail with any travel arrangements.


Lodging Options


Top Choice

Holiday Inn Express
755 W. Diamond


Holiday Inn
3145 S. 9th

Parent’s Association Recommended

Quality Inn & Suites
2110 W. Crawford

Pet Friendly

La Quinta Inn & Suites
201 E. Diamond

Online Discount

Hilton Garden Inn Salina
3320 S 9th St

Reserve Now

**Our online Parents Weekend Flash Store is up and running! This particular online store will available until September 24**
Messenger Clothing will be on-site at the Parents Weekend football game doing custom screen printing!

QM Store on campus open 8-5 Th, Fri, Sat. Closed Sunday