Cadets are heavily involved in academic and cadet activities Monday through Friday.

Most weekends are left free for cadets to take passes or leaves. Those required to remain on campus for disciplinary reasons perform cadets duties throughout the weekend under the supervision of GMC cadre.

Exceptions are weekends just prior to mid-term examinations and one weekend in the Fall when college alumni are welcomed back to the campus for a full weekend of parades and orientations. All cadets are required to remain on campus during these "closed" weekends to prepare for examinations and support campus-wide activities.

Cadets involved in various clubs (such as Drill and Ranger Challenge teams) and those playing varsity football may take part in various weekend competitions during the school year.