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Visiting The Citadel

The Office of Admissions hosts prospective cadets on campus several times each year for regularly-scheduled Pre-Knob Overnight Visits and daily for individual visits and campus tours.  High School groups are also welcome to visit.

During the summer, The Citadel also hosts an informational programs called EL CID (Citadel Information Day).   

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Pre-KnobPre-Knob Overnight Visits. The Pre-Knob Program is a rare opportunity for a non-cadet to observe the cadet lifestyle firsthand. In addition to receiving a Knob host, Pre-Knobs spend the night in the barracks, eat in the Mess Hall, and attend classes.

preknobParents also receive a special orientation program geared specifically toward future knob parents (information on academics, financial aid, cadet lifestyle, etc.).

Eligibility.  Fall Pre-Knob events: Open to any one who has applied for admission (acceptance is not required).  Spring Pre-Knob events: Reserved for accepted applicants.

Sample schedules (pdf): Students |.Parents

Pre-Knob events for the school year have concluded.
Events for 2019-20 will be posted here at a later date.

Individual Visits: Individual visits are open to all prospective cadets and their families. These visits include an informal interview with an admissions officer and a cadet-guided campus tour. Appointments are recommended. Choose from the following times: 

Register here.  

Monday - Friday (Fall and Spring)
Interviews   Tours
1030 (10:30 a.m.)   1100 (11:00 a.m.) 
1300 (1:00 p.m.)    
1400 (2:00 p.m.)    1430 (2:30 p.m.) 
* Monday - Thursday (Summer Schedule)
Interviews   Tours
1030 (10:30 a.m.)   1100 (11:00 a.m.)
1300 (1:00 p.m.)    
1400 (2:00 p.m.)   1430 (2:30 p.m.)
* Friday (Summer Schedule)
Interview   Tour
0930 (9:30 a.m.)   1000 (10:00 a.m.)

* Summer schedule:  Beginning 6 May (and extending through 9 August), the college will be open four days a week (Monday - Thursday); however, the Office of Admissions is open on Friday mornings.   As a result, the normal visit times of 1030 (10:30), 1300 (1:00), and 1400 (2:00) are available Monday - Thursday, and the only visit slot available on Friday mornings is 0930 (9:30). 

To schedule an individual visit, please call (800) 868-1842 and choose option one (1) for the Office of Admissions, or you may e-mail the Office of Admissions to arrange your individual visit.

High School Group Visits: Student groups are also welcome to make a weekday visit to The Citadel.  Such visits can include a short information presentation and Q/A session prior to a guided tour of campus.  To arrange a visit for a high school group, please contact Major Jeff Price in the Office of Admissions.

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