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Parents' Day Weekend 2016 - Updated!

In a short two days we have begun to clean up after the hurricane and put the final touches on the revised Parents’ Weekend schedule (October 14-16 2016). There are some differences we will point out. Please read through each day so you know what is going on. Highlights for each day include: 

Friday
1030-1130 (10:30–11:30AM): General Rosa’s Update to Parents–Buyer Auditorium, Mark Clark Hall - click here to see his brief
1500-1630 (3-4:30PM): The Ring Presentation Ceremony – McAlister Field House - Streamed live!
1800: Sword Arch performance followed by the Ring Walk-Through Ceremony - Streamed live!

Saturday: events remain the same with the exception of the kickoff being at 1500/3PM.
0830/8:30AM:   Barracks Open - All Barracks
0845/8:45AM:   Kelly Cup Finals - Padgett-Thomas Barracks Quad
0930/9:30AM:   Band Concert - Parade Field in front of Padgett-Thomas Barracks
1010/10:10AM:  Freshmen Promotion Ceremony (Company Areas)
1100/11:00AM:  Dress Parade
1145/11:45AM:  Lunch
1300/1:00PM:   Pregame BBQ at the Holliday Alumni Center (pay at door)
1400/2:00PM:   Formation and March to the Stadium
1500/3:00PM:   Kickoff - carried on the Fox Sports Southeast network

Sunday: No change.
0900: Episcopal Communion Service in Buyer Auditorium, Mark Clark Hall (Blessing of the Rings) with reception to follow
0930: Catholic Mass in Summerall Chapel
1100: Protestant Worship in Summerall Chapel

For more details (to include the General Leave schedule) click on each specific day on the gray tabs to the left.

We have made arrangements to stream both the Ring Presentation and "Walk-Through" ceremonies live over the internet.  You can access this video about 10 minutes before the start of each ceremony by CLICKING HERE.

Weather: We are hoping for a beautiful weekend with lots of sunshine so please remember to bring sunscreen and sunglasses. You may want to consider bringing a hat for shade, or better yet, check out the Citadel bookstore for the latest in Citadel headgear!

Map: You can find the map of campus by clicking HERE.

Traffic: Traffic in Charleston can be unpredictable. Worst times are Monday-Friday afternoons. Please plan accordingly.

Parking: Despite Cadets moving their vehicles off campus for the weekend, we still have a shortage of parking.  You can find a map of the parking arreas on campus by clicking here.

Parking in surrounding areas: Please be aware that parking regulations in Charleston are strictly enforced by authorities. Do not park in Hampton Park next to campus during Parents Weekend or you may receive a ticket, get booted, or towed by city authorities. Street parking can be found but pay close attention to the signs and limitations.

Saturday Lunch: Aramark still has lunches for Saturday available in Coward Hall and Deas Hall. Please contact Sarah Ilderton by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to reserve your tickets.

Shoes: Keep in mind there will be a lot of walking, so make sure you bring some comfortable shoes!

Saturday is a pretty full day. Make sure you get some rest Friday night!

For each day's events and recommendations, please click on the links below:

Friday 14 October 2016

Saturday 15 October 2016

Sunday 16 October 2016

We hope you have a great weekend! Check back here for updates!

Go Dogs!

 

 

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