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Welcome to your complete guide to graduations at Fort Jackson. This is an exciting time in the life of your soldier and we endeavor to provide you with the most comprehensive graduation information available for Fort Jackson. Graduation schedules and events are published below to aid you in scheduling your attendance at your soldier's graduation.  You will find many cost effective options for traveling to Fort Jackson.  You will be able to review the complete details on the many hotels available to meet your lodging needs.  The greater Fort Jackson area provides many options for dining ranging from fast food to full service restaurants.  Be sure to check out the information on the many attractions available for sight seeing.

Fort Jackson General Information

Fort Jackson is located in west central South Carolina to the east of Columbia, South Carolina.  Click here for more information on air, bus, and train transportation for Fort Jackson.

Due to security measures that are implemented at Fort Jackson you may experience delays getting onto the post. Be sure to allow for extra time to make sure you arrive at the graduation event on time.

Family members and/or friends attending graduations that are arriving here by motorcycle must have in their possession a Motorcycle Safety Foundation Card. Without this card motorcyclists will NOT be allowed to ride on post.

Documentation required to obtain a vehicle pass for entrance into Fort Jackson:

  • Drivers license
  • Proof of Insurance
  • Vehicle Registration

Drivers of vehicles with a decal must show military identification card. All adult passengers must show a valid driver's license or valid state-issued I.D. card.

What to wear to a graduation ceremony?  Your soldier will be dressed in a Class "A" uniform which is the Army's formal uniform. You may wear want you want from casual to your Sunday's best.

Pass Policies vary by unit and depending upon the next destination of your soldier.  Please see unit for details on passes after graduation.

There are no animals allowed at the Graduation. The only exception is for service animals. Cell phones are not allowed in use while driving unless you have a hands free connection. The fine for using cell phones without hands free is $50.00 and $25.00 processing fee. Seat belts are required and strictly enforced.

Soldiers standing in formation at graduation

Fort Jackson Graduation Schedule

Graduation dates shown here are subject to change.  Be sure to communicate with your soldier for the most up to date information concerning graduation locations and times before making travel arrangements.

Unit Location Date Time
3-34th Hilton Field Wednesday, June 30, 2021  9:00 AM
2-60th Hilton Field Thursday, July 8, 2021 9:00 AM
3-39th Hilton Field Thursday, July 15, 2021 9:00 AM
Please click here for the complete graduation schedule of Fort Jackson.

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