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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 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





Homecoming Gala   Reception and Awards Dinner

Holliday Alumni   Center

Members only; Free to attend

Nov. 1





Alumni Association annual meeting and awards

Holliday Alumni   Center

Members only;   Free to attend


Game tickets on   sale

McAlister Field   House or





 School of Engineering  Barbeque

 Behind Grimsley Hall



Ring resizing   and reordering

Holliday Alumni   Center

Citadel graduates   only


Cadet Chorale   performs Alumni Memorial Service

Summerall   Chapel



Memorial Parade  

Summerall Field



Citadel Young   Alumni event for Classes of 1999-2013

Renken Room and   Courtyard; Holliday Alumni Center

Free for Alumni   from Classes of 1999-2013


Alumni Jamboree

Charleston Visitor’s Center Bus Shed; Meeting Street

Fee to attend

Nov. 2





Annual   breakfast for past presidents of The Citadel

Holliday Alumni   Center



Alumni   Information Center & Coffee

Holliday Alumni   Center



Barracks &   facilities open to visitors; Pipe Band performances




Summerall Guard   performance

Summerall Field



Sale of game   tickets

Johnson Hagood   Stadium or




Himelright   Scholarship Presentation

LeTellier Hall



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

Summerall Field



Open Luncheon

Coward Hall

$10 (Free for   cadets)


School of   Engineering Luncheon

Grimsley Hall



Stadium gates   open; concessions available

Johnson Hagood   Stadium



Pre-game   Tailgate Events

Holliday Alumni   Center



Game kick off;   The Citadel vs. Samford              

Johnson Hagood   Stadium



Regimental Band   and Pipes performance

Johnson Hagood   Stadium


Nov. 3





Protestant service

Summerall   Chapel



Protestant   service reception

Mark Clark Hall   Reception Room



Catholic Mass

Summerall   Chapel



Catholic Mass   reception

Mark Clark Hall   Reception Room





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