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New MCWAR Students

Welcome Aboard!

AY 19-20 Reporting and Orientation Dates (Updated: 1 October 2018)

​Date(s) ​Event
3-4 July 19 ​Independence Day Liberty (MCU closed)
​8-12 July 19 ​International Military Student (IMS) Reporting Window
​15-23 July 19 ​Army, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard (Sister Service) Reporting Window
15-26 July 19 ​IMS Orientation Program
19 July 19 Civilian Student Reporting Date
​23 July 19 Military Students No-Later-Than (NLT) Report Date​ (Marine/Sister Service)
TBD ​IMS Welcome Family Picnic
​24 July 19 MCWAR Convene Date
​26 July 19 MCWAR Classes Start
1 August 19 Strategic Overview Briefs (USMC Only)
​5 August 19 ​MCU Academic Year 2019-2020 Convocation Ceremony
3 June 20 Graduation

Before you arrive, review and complete the following:

1. Security Clearance

Prior to your arrival please contact your security manager to be released in the Joint Personnel Adjudication System (JPAS). Students not in JPAS should have their parent organization send a copy of their clearance to the MCU Security Manager.  Please send the clearance information via fax to 703-784-3183 (Attention to: Security Manager)

2. MarineNet

For incoming students without a DoD CAC, please go here to create a new email account. All incoming students with a DoD CAC please follow the instructions on the MCU New Student Check In page. New students not enrolled in the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System (DEERS) will need a sponsor POC in order to establish an account. Please list Carol-Anne Parker at carol-anne.parker@usmcu.edu as your POC. 

2. Optional: Read Chop Wood Carry Water by Joshua Medcalf

This book will be issued to you upon arrival. A diagnostic essay on the book will be assigned early in the program. If you would like to read the book prior to arrival, you can purchase the book, or check it out from your local library.  Options for purchasing the book (ISBN: 9781483441771) can be found at the publisher's site here

3. Reporting Dates & Uniform

All students will report to room 168 in Dunlap Hall no later than 1600 on 23 July 2019. Uniform for reporting into MCWAR is Service C or service equivalent and business attire for civilians.  Additionally, Marine students will report to IPAC prior to 1600 on 23 July 2019. Marine students must report to IPAC in Service A.

Students will be in seats at 0800 in room 186 in Dunlap Hall on 24 July 2019 for the start of Marine Corps War College. Students will be in utilities for military and business attire for civilians (see MCWAR Uniform Policy).  

On 29 July 2019, students will have their offical photos, passport photos, and ISOPREP photos taken. Students must bring Service A for military and business suit for civilians. Additionally, military should bring a civilian collared shirt. Uniform of the day will be utilities. Students will only be required to wear Service A/business suit during the photos. 


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