Family Meet & Greet Dinner at the Bay View Restaurant., MCRD San Diego


Important Update: Meet & Greet/DI Dinner Base Access Procedures

You must register each attendee by name for the Meet & Greet/DI Dinner to gain access onto MCRD San Diego. Attendees not listed on the guest list will be denied base access.

This registration process will ensure a smoother entry experience for attendees. This change only applies to Meet & Greet/DI Dinner and doesn’t impact base access procedures for Family Day and Graduation.

**How to Register:**

  2. Purchase “Adult or Child Dinner Ticket” to attend the Social Hour and Dinner portion or “General Admission – Social Hour” to attend the Social Hour only.

We understand that change can sometimes be challenging, but we believe this update will benefit the guests attending the Meet & Greet/DI Dinner. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding.

For official graduation information:


An evening hosted at the Bay View every Wednesday before Boot Camp Graduation. It is a chance to mingle with other new Marine families, meet the Senior Drill Instructors, relax on the beautiful bay on MCRD San Diego and get a sneak peek slide show of the crucible for the graduating class.

  • 1600: Check-in Begins
  • 1600 - 1745: Memorabilia, beverages, and appetizers are available for purchase
  • 1700 - 1800: Meet & Greet With Drill Instructors
  • 1800: Program Promptly Begins

A portion of the event is presented outdoors from 1600-1800. Please dress appropriately for the weather. Prolonged standing may be required.

Accommodations can be made for mobility-impaired individuals. Notify staff at check-in if you require assistance.

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