Family Weekend

MMI families are invited to join us on October 6th and 7th for Family Weekend 2023! Come have an enjoyable weekend with your cadet and participate in special events. Check-In and Registration begins at 9:00 am on Friday October 6 and Saturday, October 7 in the QM Student Center. Cadets are free to leave campus for the remainder of the weekend after the lowering of the colors around 3:00 pm on Saturday.

Event Links/Informational Pages:

Important Notes:

  • Checking In/Arrival on Campus: All guests must check in at the QM Student Center upon arrival. Information packets, schedules, etc. will be available upon check-in.
  • Meals on Campus: The QM Student Center Grill and Dining Facility will be open to guests, and several food truck options will be available on campus for lunch and dinner on Friday and lunch on Saturday. Outdoor seating (tents, picnic tables, etc.) will also be available. Check back for a list and map of available food trucks.
  • Friday Night Dinner Leave: Cadets are given dinner leave beginning at 4:30 pm Friday night to dine off-campus with their families and friends, but must return by 9:00 pm. Food trucks will be available for on-campus dining, and the QM Student Center Grill and Dining Facility will both be open.
  • Meet the Professors: This event on Friday afternoon must be coordinated through your cadet. If you are interested, be sure to contact your cadet to arrange a meeting. Cadets will be sent an email from Rebecca Watford with instructions – remind them to check their inbox!

Below is a sampling of events occurring during Family Weekend. Find the full schedule linked above.

Friday, October 6 Event Outline
Morning Events

  • 9:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. | Check-In/Registration | QM Student Center
  • Bookstore and Uniform Department will be open most of the weekend
  • Guided Tour of Historic Marion and the Alabama Military Hall of Honor

Afternoon Events

  • Lunch with your Cadet
  • Meet the Professors*
  • Two-man Golf Scramble
  • Scrimmages, Athletic Practices, Disc Golf
  • Guided Tour of the Alabama Military Hall of Honor
  • Meet President & Mrs. Mollahan
  • Cadet Dinner Leave (4:15-9:00pm)

*Check the Important Notes above for details about this event.

Saturday, October 9 Event Outline
Morning Events

  • 9:00 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. | Check-In/ Registration | QM Student Center
  • President’s Remarks
  • Musical Presentation
  • Swamp Fox, MMI Knights, and Ranger Challenge Demonstrations

Afternoon Events

  • Lunch with Your Cadet
  • Mother’s Review (Corps of Cadets Parade). This event is the highlight of the weekend!
  • Cadet Leave after Lowering of the Colors (around 3pm. Cadets must return by Sunday at 9pm)

Contact Rebecca Watford at 334-683-2318 or email with any questions about this event.