Marion Military Institute

Cadet Life

Truth, Honor, Service


At MMI, you will find a myriad of events and activities available for each cadet!

Marion, Alabama (known as "The College City") is home to Marion Military Institute and Judson College, a Baptist school for women.  MMI's vast campus includes a parade field, dormitories, chapel, classrooms, dining facility, library, health clinic, student activities center, fine arts building, athletic fields, tennis courts, 9-hole golf course, tactical field training area, and rappelling tower.  The athletic center has an indoor swimming pool, newly expanded and upgraded fitness center, an indoor rifle range, wrestling facilities, and a basketball court. 


Campus life is regimented and busy. Weekdays begin with physical training starting at 0530 followed by breakfast from 0700-0800. Academic classes begin at 0800 for all cadets. At 1200 cadets attend Lunch Roll Call (LRC) accountability formation followed with pass in review and lunch service from 1215-1330. Commandant’s time begins at 1315 and can include anything from barracks maintenance, to parade practice, to guest speakers in the Chapel, and usually lasts until 1500. The afternoons are filled with more academic classes and training, athletic team practices, intramural sports, and organization practices.


The military science department plays an integral role in the life of cadet training holding classes throughout the week with hands-on Military Science Laboratory on Tuesday afternoons. At 1800 cadets have Dinner Roll Call (DRC) accountability formation followed by dinner. On Sunday through Thursday evenings there is a mandatory study time called evening Call to Quarters (PMCQ), which is from 1930-2130, followed by company information formations and personal time with Taps (lights out) sounded at 2200. Team-building, responsibility, and accountability is an integral part of cadet life at MMI; cadets help other cadets.

Extracurricular activities play an important role in your total MMI experience.  Nearly every cadet joins a military-oriented club or enjoys balance in cadet life with participation in visual or fine and performing arts or intellectual pursuits in any number of our organizations: