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Admission tickets are required for the Corps of Cadets commencement exercises Saturday morning. Eight (8) assigned seating tickets will be distributed to each cadet between April 9 and 20.
Cadets may request a maximum of four (4) extra tickets, which will be distributed as available and by raffle drawing. To request extra tickets cadets must ask Cadet Activities to place their names on the raffle drawing waiting list between April 2 and 13, but no later than April 13.
The Baccalaureate Service does not require a ticket, however, seating is limited in the Summerall Chapel.
Tickets are not required for the Graduate College commencement on Saturday afternoon.
A sign language interpreter will be present on the platform for commencement ceremonies. Seating for guests using the interpreter can be arranged by contacting Cadet Activities at 843-953-5111 for the Corps of Cadets and 843-953-5089 for the Graduate College commencement.
Handicapped seating at commencement exercises will be in a special area on the main floor of the field house. For questions regarding handicapped seating at Corps of Cadets commencement, contact Cadet Activities at 843-953-5111. For handicapped seating during the Graduate College commencement, please contact CGC at 843-953-5089. On-campus handicapped parking will be available for all events.
The Citadel welcomes individuals with disabilities to events associated with Commencement Week. If you anticipate needing any type of accommodation, or if you need additional information about the physical access provided at a given site, please contact The Citadel's Office of Access Services, Instruction and Support at 843-953-1820.
The importance of the week's ceremonies will dictate the dress for specific events. The weather should be considered when packing. Although not required, business attire would be appropriate for commencement exercises. Casual attire is appropriate for most other events.
The Citadel External Affairs Office has contracted with a professional photographer to take color pictures of each individual during Friday's military commissioning ceremonies and each individual receiving a diploma at both the Corps of Cadets and Citadel Graduate College commencement exercises. Families are asked not to come forward to take family snapshots or video during the commencement exercises.
Families can purchase photos from the military commissioning ceremonies at The Citadel Photo Store at http://photo.citadel.edu.
The Snack Bar, located to the left of Mark Clark Hall, offers a wide variety of quick foods, breakfast items and hot meals. The Citadel Bookstore, located at the front entrance of Mark Clark Hall, provides numerous shopping opportunities for Citadel families and friends. Extended hours of each facility for Commencement Week will be posted.
No food or beverages may be brought into McAlister Field House for the Corps of Cadets or Graduate College commencement exercises nor to the Baccalaureate Service or Commissioning ceremonies in Summerall Chapel.
The campus map shows the location of all buildings on The Citadel's campus.
The map below shows the location of restrooms and water availability.