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Parking Information for Commencement Events

Commencement parking
Space is limited on campus. Families are encouraged to plan ahead and to allow appropriate time for parking and carpool when possible. For additional information, please see a map of campus.

Please note: cars parked in Hampton Park will be towed by the city.

Limited golf cart shuttles will be available for the elderly and people with handicaps.

Traffic flow on campus
All traffic coming in from the main gate (Lesesne Gate) will be directed to the north end of campus for parking via Remembrance Ave.
All traffic coming in Hagood Gate will be directed left to Kovats Field.
Hagood Gate may become an exit gate only. Inbound traffic will be redirected to the main gate.

Overflow parking
If all campus parking is filled, traffic will be directed to the parking lots at the football stadium.

Handicapped Parking
Avenue of Remembrance, P-Lot (North), Coin Laundry Lot, M-Lot and the Practice Football Field will all be reserved for handicapped parking. When all spaces in these lots are full, use curb parking on Lee Avenue.


WEDNESDAY, MAY 7

9 a.m. Star of the West Finals
Place: Summerall Field
Suggested Parking: Once on-campus parking areas fill, campus parking will be limited to handicapped vehicles. Most visitors will be directed by Public Safety to park near Johnson Hagood Stadium and then walk to Summerall Field.
Special Information: This event is the culmination of many hours of practice in rifle drill. The winner will be named the "Best Drilled Cadet" and will have his or her name inscribed on the Star of the West Monument located near the flagpole on Summerall Field. That cadet will also wear the Star of the West Medal. The ship, Star of the West, was fired upon by Citadel cadets in 1861.

THURSDAY, MAY 8

10 a.m. Awards Convocation
Place: McAlister Field House
Suggested Parking: Once on-campus parking areas fill, campus parking will be limited to handicapped vehicles. Most visitors will be directed by Public Safety to park near Johnson Hagood Stadium and then walk to McAlister Field House.
Special Information: The convocation will feature the presentation of several prestigious awards to include Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges.

2 p.m. Baccalaureate Service for the Class of 2014
Place: Summerall Chapel
Suggested Parking: Once on-campus parking areas fill, campus parking will be limited to handicapped vehicles. Most visitors will be directed by Public Safety to park near Johnson Hagood Stadium and then walk to Summerall Chapel.
Please, no flash photography or artificial lighting inside the Chapel.

FRIDAY, MAY 9

3:15 p.m. 2015 Summerall Guards performance in honor of the Class of 2014
Place: Summerall Field
Suggested Parking: Once on-campus parking areas fill, campus parking will be limited to handicapped vehicles. Most visitors will be directed by Public Safety to park near Johnson Hagood Stadium and then walk to Summerall Field.

3:45 p.m. Graduation (Long Gray Line) Parade
Place: Summerall Field
Suggested Parking: Once on-campus parking areas fill, campus parking will be limited to handicapped vehicles. Most visitors will be directed by Public Safety to park near Johnson Hagood Stadium and then walk to Summerall Field.
Special Information: Members of the Class of 2014 will march in their final parade as cadets. As the class crosses Summerall Field to "take the review," the leadership of the Class of 2015 will take command of the Corps of Cadets.

4:30 p.m. Garden Party hosted by Lt. Gen. and Mrs. John W. Rosa for the Class of 2014 and their guests
Place: Quarters One
Suggested Parking: Same as for graduation parade.

SATURDAY, MAY 10

9 a.m. Corps of Cadets Commencement Exercises
Place: McAlister Field House
Suggested Parking: Once on-campus parking areas fill, campus parking will be limited to handicapped vehicles. Most visitors will be directed by Public Safety to park near Johnson Hagood Stadium and then walk to McAlister Field House. No parking is allowed in Hampton Park. The City of Charleston Police Department will ticket cars parked in Hampton Park.
Graduates and Participants: Graduates will gather in Deas Hall no later than 8 a.m. for lineup. Alumni parents/grandparents presenting diplomas to their sons or daughters will be lined up in the rear hallway of McAlister Field House.

3:30 p.m. CGC Commencement Exercises
Place: McAlister Field House
Suggested Parking: Parking is allowed on-campus near McAlister Field House using any space not marked as reserved. There will be sufficient parking on campus for the graduates, families and guests of the graduates. No parking is allowed in Hampton Park.