Weekends & Leave Policy


Weekends at MMA are typically less structured than during the week. Cadets are provided with some time to enjoy being around their fellow cadets and experience some of the additional opportunities MMA has to offer. Some weekends are "open" and allow for you to return home to visit family. Other weekends are "closed" and you must remain on campus. On closed weekends, you may be involved on campus with your athletic teams, military parades, other school events, or a growing list of community service projects. These dates generally are set at the beginning of the year so you have plenty of time to plan your trips.
Off-campus activities are planned throughout the year. The cost of transportation and admission is an additional expense. Please refer to the school calendar throughout the term for updates.
If you are a cadet in good standing you may be eligible for Off-Campus Leave during the school year. This does not refer to All-School Furloughs. Off-Campus Leave refers to weekends during the school year where the cadet corps as a whole is still on campus. Weekends are identified as open or closed.
Only open weekends may be used for Campus Leave.
Please consult the school year calendar while scheduling your weekends away from MMA.
  • Leave Request Forms must be received by Jennifer Dick in the Commandant's Office by Tuesday at 7:45 pm. As of September 2015 electronic forms will not be accepted. Forms are available in the Commandant's Office.
  • Academic Clearance is needed if leave is requested during the academic day. This is located on the back of the
  • Parents need to contact , 540-459-0465, for all leave requests!
  • Parents need to contact , 540-325-0417, for transportation needs ONLY!
  • Weekend Leave begins on Friday following sports at 5:30 pm and ends that Sunday at 7:00 pm.
  • Cadets may leave with their own parents or adults with permission on file.
  • Cadets will sign out at the Commandant's Office (Male Cadets) and Warehime Dormitory (Female Cadets).
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Furlough refers to the times of year where all cadets go on break: Thanksgiving Break, Winter Break, and Spring Break.
All arrival and departure requests must be in to prior to the date of arrival or departure so that plans can be made to pick up or drop off your cadet. Furlough will begin at 12:00 PM on the first day listed below and cadets are to return prior to 7:00 PM on the last day.
Please provide the following information in your correspondence to :

  • Cadet's Name
  • Airport or Bus Station (Please note that only Dulles International and Union Station are serviced by the MMA Shuttle)
  • Cell Phone Number of the Cadet (This will be used to connect them to the driver)
  • Name of the Bus, Train, or Airplane Service
  • Destination of EACH phase of your Cadet's Travel Itinerary
  • Date and Times of Departure and Arrival for All Carriers
  • If you will be transporting your child, please send us that information via as well.

Please note:
  • Parents are not allowed on the shuttle
  • This service is for the cadet and two pieces of luggage ONLY.
  • The shuttle has a fee of $50 per use.
  • Thanksgiving Furlough: November 17, 2017 - November 26, 2017
  • Winter Furlough: December 15, 2017 - January 2, 2018
  • Spring Furlough: March 2, 2018 - March 11, 2018
  • 17 November 2017 Shuttle departs MMA at 1:00pm
    Dulles Airport Drop off 3:00pm at Door 1 of Departures
    Union Station Drop off 5:00pm at Door at front circle
    Please make your flight/train arrangements for departures after 5pm to allow time for shuttle to get through traffic
  • 26 November 2017 shuttle Departs MMA at 7:00am
    Dulles Airport first Pick-up 9:00am - 9:30am at Door 7 Arrivals
    Union Station Pick-up 10:00am - 10:30am at front Circle
    Dulles Airport Second Pick-up 12:00pm - 12:30pm at Door 7 Arrivals
  • Times can vary due to weather and traffic. Cadets should be waiting at the proper doors for pick up.
  • 15 December 2017 Shuttle departs MMA at 1:00pm
    Dulles Airport Drop off 3:00pm at Door 1 of Departures
    Union Station Drop off 5:00pm at Door at front circle
    Please make your flight/train arrangements for departures after 5pm to allow time for shuttle to get through traffic
  • 26 November 2017 shuttle Departs MMA at 7:00am
    Dulles Airport first Pick-up 9:00am - 9:30am at Door 7 Arrivals
    Union Station Pick-up 10:00am - 10:30am at front Circle
    Dulles Airport Second Pick-up 12:00pm - 12:30pm at Door 7 Arrivals
  • Times can vary due to weather and traffic. Cadets should be waiting at the proper doors for pick up.
  • 2 March 2018 Shuttle departs MMA at 1:00pm
    Dulles Airport Drop off 3:00pm at Door 1 of Departures
    Union Station Drop off 5:00pm at Door at front circle
    Please make your flight/train arrangements for departures after 5pm to allow time for shuttle to get through traffic
  • 11 March 2018 shuttle Departs MMA at 7:00am
    Dulles Airport first Pick-up 9:00am - 9:30am at Door 7 Arrivals
    Union Station Pick-up 10:00am - 10:30am at front Circle
    Dulles Airport Second Pick-up 12:00pm - 12:30pm at Door 7 Arrivals
  • Times can vary due to weather and traffic. Cadets should be waiting at the proper doors for pick up.