The Citadel

The Military College of South Carolina

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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.  

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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

Register by clicking the Pre-Knob date below.
Fall 2017 (open to any applicant)
28-29 September
12-13 October
19-20 October
9-10 November - NEW!
30 November - 1 December - FULL
Spring 2018 (open only to accepted applicants)
18-19 January
1-2 February
15-16 February - NEW!
1-2 March - FULL
12-13 April - CANCELLED
NOTE: You must log-in to your account to register.

Campus visitIndividual 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: 

Monday - Friday
Interviews Tours
10:30 .. 11:00
1:00 .
2:00 . 2:30

To schedule an individual visit, please call (800) 868-1842 and choose option one (1) for the Office of Admissions, or you may  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 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 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. in the Office of Admissions.

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