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Graduation Information

The Naval Station Great Lakes (NSGL) is the home of the United States Navy's only boot camp, located near North Chicago, in Lake County, Illinois. The Naval Station Great Lakes has been transforming civilians into Sailors for nearly 100 years. Traveling to a recruit graduation ceremony will allow you to be witness to hundreds of recruits as they begin their careers as U.S. Navy Sailors

NSGL has provided the following information for family and friends traveling to the Great Lakes area to enjoy this memorable graduation experience. You are encouraged to make your travel plans early to ensure availability and the best available rates.

For hotel reservations with preferred Family and Friends rates, please book direct. For a list of participating vendors and promo codes visit: Lodging and Travel Information

For general graduation and parking Information visit: NSGL Graduations

For Base and Area Attractions visit: Naval Station Great Lakes MWR

If you should need additional graduation information or have questions, please contact the MWR (Morale, Welfare and Recreation) Department at 1-888-317-6971.

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