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Citadel News Service
23 Oct 2013

Coming home to The Citadel

The Military College of S.C. welcomes alumni, families and neighbors for Homecoming 2013

CHARLESTON, S.C. – From the sounds of The Citadel Regimental Band and Pipes, to the sights of the orderly parade of 21 cadet companies, to the familiar scents of the S.C. Lowcountry – fall means coming home to one of the nation's most historic college campuses for hundreds of visitors.citadel cadets in the fall sun of charleston sc

With events for alumni groups dating as far back as the class of 1954, Homecoming 2013 at The Citadel offers a busy schedule of reunions, remembering, football and fun. Official festivities begin with the Homecoming Gala Reception and Awards Dinner, Oct. 31, and conclude with a variety of worship services on Nov. 3.

As early as the class of 1886, Citadel graduates have been holding reunions on campus to celebrate their achievements and catch up with their classmates. The first homecoming football game was on Oct. 25, 1924. According to newspaper reports at the time, The Citadel played Furman in Hampton Park and graduates had a barbeque picnic on Indian Hill.

This year The Citadel Bulldogs play Samford University at 2p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 2 at Johnson Hagood Stadium. There are four days of homecoming events. A list of highlights is below.

Homecoming is one of the college's four major weekends. The others are Parents' Day in October, Corps Day in March and Graduation Week in May.

For more information about attending any specific Citadel Homecoming 2013 event, please contact the Office of Alumni Affairs at 953-7696.

Oct. 31

 

 

 

6p.m.

Homecoming Gala   Reception and Awards Dinner

Holliday Alumni   Center

Members only; Free to attend

Nov. 1

 

 

 

10a.m.

Alumni Association annual meeting and awards

Holliday Alumni   Center

Members only;   Free to attend

1-5p.m.

Game tickets on   sale

McAlister Field   House or www.etix.com

 

 

$30-$35

 2:00

 School of Engineering  Barbeque

 Behind Grimsley Hall

 

1:30p.m.

Ring resizing   and reordering

Holliday Alumni   Center

Citadel graduates   only

3:30p.m.

Cadet Chorale   performs Alumni Memorial Service

Summerall   Chapel

 

5:10p.m.

Memorial Parade  

Summerall Field

 

5:45-7p.m.

Citadel Young   Alumni event for Classes of 1999-2013

Renken Room and   Courtyard; Holliday Alumni Center

Free for Alumni   from Classes of 1999-2013

7-11p.m.

Alumni Jamboree

Charleston Visitor’s Center Bus Shed; Meeting Street

Fee to attend

Nov. 2

 

 

 

8a.m.

Annual   breakfast for past presidents of The Citadel

Holliday Alumni   Center

 

8:30-11a.m.

Alumni   Information Center & Coffee

Holliday Alumni   Center

 

8:30-10a.m.

Barracks &   facilities open to visitors; Pipe Band performances

Barracks

 

8:50a.m.

Summerall Guard   performance

Summerall Field

 

9a.m.

Sale of game   tickets

Johnson Hagood   Stadium or www.etix.com

 

$30-$35

9a.m.

Himelright   Scholarship Presentation

LeTellier Hall

 

11a.m.

Homecoming   Review of Cadets; recognition of Arland D. Williams Society inductees; 2013   CAA Honored Alumni

Summerall Field

 

Noon

Open Luncheon

Coward Hall

$10 (Free for   cadets)

Noon

School of   Engineering Luncheon

Grimsley Hall

 

12:30p.m.

Stadium gates   open; concessions available

Johnson Hagood   Stadium

 

Noon-2p.m.

Pre-game   Tailgate Events

Holliday Alumni   Center

 

2pm

Game kick off;   The Citadel vs. Samford              

Johnson Hagood   Stadium

$30-$35

Half-time

Regimental Band   and Pipes performance

Johnson Hagood   Stadium

 

Nov. 3

 

 

 

9a.m.

Protestant service

Summerall   Chapel

 

10a.m.

Protestant   service reception

Mark Clark Hall   Reception Room

 

10:45a.m.

Catholic Mass

Summerall   Chapel

 

Noon

Catholic Mass   reception

Mark Clark Hall   Reception Room

 

           

 

 

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