Hotel Accomodations - Quick Listings
Baymont Inn & Suites - Gurnee
5430 Grand Avenue | Gurnee, IL 60031
For Reservations: 847-782-0890
Wingate by Wyndham - Gurnee
6090 Gurnee Mills Cir. E | Gurnee, IL 60031
For Reservations: 847- 855-8868
Springhill Suites by Marriott - Waukegan
4101 Fountain Square | Waukegan, IL 60085
Graduation Code G42: 847-688-9800
LaQuinta Inn & Suites - Gurnee
5688 Northridge Dr | Gurnee, IL 60031
Navy Graduation Rates: 847-662-7600
Comfort Inn - Gurnee Near Six Flags
6080 Gurnee Mills Cir E. | Gurnee, IL 60031
Navy Graduation Rates: 847-855-8866
TownePlace Suites by Marriott - Waukegan
404 Lakehurst Road | Waukegan, IL 60085
Graduation Code G42: 224-944-0633
Courtyard by Marriott - Waukegan
3800 Northpoint Blvd | Waukegan, IL 60085
Graduation Code G42: 847-689-8000
Hampton Inn & Suites - Waukegan
438 Lakehurst Road | Waukegan, IL 60085
For Reservations: 847-473-6600
Red Roof Plus - Northbrook/Deerfield
340 S. Waukegan Rd. | Deerfield, IL 60015
For Reservations: 847-205-1755
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Graduation News & Live Streaming
What to expect before and after graduation. (pdf)
Follow RTC social media accounts for updates and check https://www.bootcamp.navy.mil/ for the most up-to-date information. For specific questions and inquiries, contact the RTC Public Affairs Office. Live streaming of our graduations begins at 9 a.m. CST every Thursday. Videos will also be available for viewing afterwards as well on our Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/NavyRecruitTrainingCommand/ and our YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/c/RTCPublicAffairs/community.
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Recruit Family Welcome Center
You must stop at the Recruit Family Welcome Center to pick up your tickets BEFORE attending graduation.
GPS Address: Navy Exchange (NEX) Burkey Mall 2650 Green Bay Road, North Chicago, IL 60088
Welcome Center Hours: Thursday - 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Friday - 5:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.
Holidays may adjust hours, please refer to bootcamp.navy.mil website for specific updates.
MWR Merchandise Kiosk
Once you arrive in the Drill Hall on graduation morning, you’ll find a Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) booth on both ends of the Drill Hall. Commemorative coins, apparel and other souvenirs are available for purchase, along with refreshments. Take home a wonderful keepsake in memory of your graduation at the Navy’s only boot camp! Cash and credit are accepted for purchases. No personal checks. The merchandise kiosk is open Friday from 6:45 to 8:30 a.m.
Visit Us After Graduation
MWR Recreation Center
RTC (After Graduation) Lounge
Bldg. 1326, North End | 847-688-3645
After the graduation ceremony is over, all Sailors and family members are welcome to visit the MWR Recreation Center inside the north end of Bldg. 1326.
It is just two blocks walking distance from the Drill Hall and has snacks, beverages and is a comfortable place to gather.
Additionally, the MWR Recreation Center has a computer lab, FREE WI-FI, and the souvenir division apparel special orders.
What is MWR?
MWR stands for Morale, Welfare and Recreation
Navy MWR's mission is to deliver high-quality, customer-focused programs and services that contribute to resiliency, retention, readiness, and quality of life.
Navy MWR conducts activities and events, and delivers high-quality, innovative recreation programs in state-of-the-art facilities worldwide.
WHY CHOOSE US:
Navy MWR provides excellent customer service, convenient program availability, modern facilities and amenities, a safe program environment, and low or competitive pricing. The money you spend using MWR programs and services is reinvested into the overall program.