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These events are for selected graduates and their families and are by invitation only.



Friday, May 8 - 8:00-10:00 a.m. - Army

10:00-11:00 a.m. - Air Force

5:00-6:30 p.m. - Navy

Commissioning Ceremonies

Place: Summerall Chapel

Approx. Running Time: As noted

Suggested Arrival: All guests are asked to arrive 15 minutes prior to the start.

Suggested Parking: Once on-campus parking areas fill, campus parking will be limited to handicapped vehicles. Most visitors will be directed by Public Safety to park near Johnson Hagood Stadium and then walk to Summerall Chapel.

Graduates and Participants: Commissionees, in service uniform, will be instructed where to assemble.

Special Information: These ceremonies are for graduates being commissioned into the Armed Forces and their families. A "swearing-in" ceremony for all branches will take place Saturday morning during Com­mencement Exercises. Please, no flash photography or artificial lighting inside the Chapel.



Friday, May 8 - 10:45 a.m.

Briefing for Alumni Fathers Presenting Diplomas at Cadet Commencement

Place: McAlister Field House

Approx. Running Time: 30 minutes

Suggested Dress: Coat and tie for fathers (be prepared for photos immediately following the briefing)

Suggested Arrival: Fathers are asked to arrive no later than 10:35 a.m. in McAlister Field House.

Special Information: Alumni fathers who will be presenting diplomas to their sons or daughters will meet with the Associate Provost for Academic Affairs for special instructions. Information will include a walk-through of the pre­sentations on the stage and details on where to meet, park and when to arrive Saturday morning.



Friday, May 8 - Immediately after Briefing for Alumni Fathers (approx. 11:15 a.m.)

Individual Diploma Presentation Photos for the Alumni News Magazine, Family Photos and the Legacy Photo of Alumni Fathers and Graduates

Place: McAlister Field House

Approx. Running Time: 45 minutes

Suggested Dress: Coat and tie for fathers; full dress with waistplate or sash (no hats) for cadets.

Special Information: Immediately following the briefing for alumni fathers, individual diploma presentation photos for the Alumni News Magazine will begin. Family photos may also be taken at this time. Families are asked to wait in the Field House Lobby until the conclusion of the fathers' briefing. The legacy group photo of alumni fathers and their graduating sons/daughters will be taken at approximately 11:30 a.m.



Friday, May 8 - Noon

Life Membership Ceremony for The Citadel Alumni Association

Place: Holliday Alumni Center

Approx. Running Time: 1 ½ hours

Suggested Arrival: New Life Members in the Class of 2009 and their families will gather at the Holliday Alumni Center for this "by invitation only" event.

Suggested Dress: Casual for invited guests; full dress with waistplate or sash (no hats) for cadets.

Special Information: Families that purchased a Life Membership in The Citadel Alumni Association for their sons or daughters will receive invitations for up to 4 people (including the cadet) to this event. A stand-up reception will be held for invitees and the new life members. The cadets will be presented life member plaques by the Association President at approximately 12:30 p.m.



Friday, May 8 - Noon

Honors Program Certificate Presentation Luncheon

Place: Regimental Commanders Riverview Room

Approx. Running Time: 1 hour

Special Information: This is a special luncheon for Honors Program participants and their family mem­bers.