Graduation Experience

The Cape May County Coast Guard Community Foundation is honored to support the USCG Graduating Recruits each week by offering our community the unique experience of attending a Graduation Ceremony. In coordination with U.S. Coast Guard Training Center Cape May, up to 10 community members will have the opportunity to step aboard Training Center Cape May for this special ceremony attended by friends, families, VIP mentors and Command. This is a truly memorable experience you will cherish and hold in your heart as you see our brave new Coasties take the next step as Coast Guard Service Members for our Country.

Important Details

Suggested Arrival timeframe:

9:30 – Arrival    10:10 – Fly-By (Indoor only)   10:20 – Preshow Video   11:00 – Ceremony Begins

Upon arrival at the Base, you will go through a Security Check Point where a Valid Photo ID is required followed by a vehicle search. Please note, you will not be admitted to Base if there are any illegal items, including guns or any form of drug paraphernalia.

There is a no bag policy to enter indoor ceremonies.

Submissions will be welcomed on a first come, first served basis.

To register for a Graduation Experience, please click the button below for the “Graduation Experience Form”, fill out the form, then submit.

Graduation Experience Form

Graduation Signs

Are you a friend or family member of a Graduating Recruit who is unable to attend the graduation ceremony in person?  We are pleased to offer the opportunity for a personalized 24″ X 18″ sign to be displayed along Pennsylvania and Pittsburgh Avenues as the buses leave Cape May. Signs are available for a donation of $20 each.

The name of the recruit and your personalized message is handwritten using a dry erase marker so that the signs can be used for future graduating recruits. We will email you a photo of the sign after graduation. Photos of community members holding the signs will also be posted on our Facebook page at @CoastGuardCommunity.

Graduation Sign Form