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, 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 and karate facilities, and a basketball court. 


Campus life is regimented and busy. Weekdays begin with First Call at 0600 followed by breakfast from 0700-0800. Academic classes begin at 0800 for all cadets. At 1215 cadets attend Lunch Roll Call (LRC) accountability formation followed with lunch service from 1215-1330. The afternoons are filled with more academic classes and training, athletic team practices, organization practices, and physical training each week day. On Monday and Friday cadets practice drill and ceremony in preparation for parades (a unique tradition in which special events occur on the ceremonial field and the Corps of Cadets conclude the ceremony with a Pass in Review)

The military science department plays and 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. "Closed" weekends are generally occupied by Corps training, ceremonies, inspections, ROTC field training exercises, and academic preparation periods prior to mid-term and final exams. Team-building, responsibility, and accountability is an integral part of cadet life at MMI; cadets help other cadets. Any cadet may only depart campus on an official trip roster (athletic teams, ROTC training, academic class field trip) or with an approved pass or leave and MUST sign-out at the guard house when leaving campus. A day pass and/or weekend overnight pass or leave is awarded to cadets with passing academic grades and good citizenship reports (no disciplinary actions) who have no official duties or responsibilites during the requested period to be off campus. 


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:

  • Honor Guard
  • White Knights Precision Drill Team
  • Swamp Foxes
  • Band
  • Choir
  • Flying Tigers
  • Scuba Tigers
  • Ranger Challenge
  • Normandy Society
  • Drama
  • Scabbard & Blade
  • Intramural Sports