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USAFA Graduation 2021 Flyover
May 26, 2021 @ 9:30 am - 1:15 pm UTC+0
Graduation Week is traditionally comprised of many activities and events across the U.S. Air Force Academy. Cadets and their guests take part in receptions, award ceremonies, baccalaureate services, concerts, parades, air demonstrations, and commissioning ceremonies. The week culminates at Falcon Stadium with the Graduation Ceremony. Speakers rotate between the President of the United States, Vice President, Secretary of Defense and Secretary of the Air Force. At the close of the ceremony, cadets are dismissed and ceremoniously toss their caps into the air. Cheers and celebration are quickly silenced by the roar of the legendary Thunderbirds flying overhead to honor the graduating class.
The Class of 2021 graduation is scheduled for Wednesday, May 26, 2021. At current, each graduating cadet will be allowed 3 guests for the graduation ceremony. Guests must sit together in assigned, non-socially distanced seating. No ticket trading will be permitted. Guests will also be tentatively permitted to attend the Parade, Commissioning ceremonies and award ceremonies. On April 16, the Academy will re-assess the on-going threat of coronavirus, with the possibility of increasing the maximum number of guests allowed per graduating cadet to 8.
Graduation will be live-streamed via this webpage, including the traditional Thunderbird flyover! As one of the few universities in the nation planning to have an in-person graduation ceremony with guests, we appreciate everyone’s patience and flexibility. For a tentative calendar of events, click here. Please refer back to this page for the latest updates.