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Events

The DMA Events Calendar is a “tentative” schedule for planning purposes. The Commandant may have to change the dates of some events as necessary due to conditions caused by inclement weather and school days missed – and to meet the Department of Education’s regulations. Please review the Event Calendars weekly for possible changes.

GRADUATION!

Information regarding plans for Commencement is subject to change per COVID Regulations and Restrictions. Please check back for updated information regularly.

Graduation

Date: Thursday, June 9, 2022
Time: 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Venue: Chase Center on the Riverfront
815 Justison St., Wilmington, DE 19801

We are excited to be in the home stretch of your cadet’s high school experience! Please read important information about the event below!

Date: Thursday, June 9, 2022

  • Time: 6pm – 7:30pm
  • Uniform: Service Dress with Garrison Cap (to throw)
  • Venue: Chase Center on the Riverfront, 815 Justison St., Wilmington 19801
  • Rehearsal: Mandatory for Seniors, 9am, June 9th, on the DMA Drill Deck.
    • Casual attire, and groomed to DMA standards
  • Event Report: Seniors should report at 5pm to the Chase Center staging room.
    • Grooming regulations for cadets are in effect.
    • Wear your uniform one last time with pride and dignity, gentlemen make sure to get a haircut and shave, ladies hair secured off the collar.

Commencement Fee and Tickets:

  • Commencement Dues: $75, due by April 4th.
  • Admission: Tickets for Commencement are $20 a person.
    • An optional pre-sale of up to 6 tickets will be available to each cadet with their Commencement Dues.
    • Additional remaining ticket sales will begin April 26th.
  • Click HERE to download the Commencement Dues and Ticket pre-order form. (Link available February 1st)
  • Payments should be send to the main office, attention John Grant, in a sealed envelope, and checks should be made payable to DMA.
    • Please allow ample time for check processing.
  • There are no limitations on the number of guests as long as tickets are still available. (Historically, it has never sold out!)
  • All guests, regardless of age, need a ticket to attend.
  • It is recommended children under 5 not attend due to the dignity and length of the ceremony, but it is left to the parent’s discretion.
  • Lost tickets will not be recouped.  If tickets are lost, replacements must be purchased.
  • Cadets must meet all DMA graduation requirements and behavioral standards in order to participate in the Commencement Ceremony
  • In the event a cadet does not meet these requirements they will not be allowed to participate and they will forfeit any payments made for the event.

General Event Guidelines:

  • ALL guests are expected to dress accordingly: strictly enforced
    • Attire: Business Professional
      • Males – shirt, tie, and slacks (no jeans)
      • Females – blouse, slacks, or skirts
    • If you intend on inviting additional family/guests, please ensure that they adhere to the appropriate dress code. 
    • All guests must be dressed appropriately regardless of age.
    • As in the past, monitors will be in the lobby and will enforce dress code policies before entrance is permitted.
  • Admission and seating is first come-first serve and staff ushers will assist with seating.
  • We ask that families not “hold seats”
  • COVID Mask mandates will be in effect.
    • “Class of 2022” Masks will be distributed to the graduates before entering the event.
  • Those needing special seating for wheelchairs should contact John Grant at their earliest convenience.

We hope this answers any questions you may have about the event. Please contact John Grant at john.grant@dma.k12.de.us with any additional concerns. As always, continue to instill Pride and Ownership in your DMA Cadet! Together we will make this a prestigious event!

DMA Calendars

The DMA Events Calendar is a “tentative” schedule for planning purposes. The Commandant may have to change the dates of some events as necessary due to conditions caused by inclement weather and school days missed – and to meet the Department of Education’s regulations. Please review the Event Calendars weekly for possible changes.

DMA believes in giving back to the community and our surrounding neighborhoods through volunteering our time to those in need. DMA each year has continually found ways to participate and has been instrumental in various non-profit organizations. All part of what makes DMA great! Check back regularly to view various community service opportunities.