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General Information

Scroll down to find the following information:

  • Admission Tickets
  • Interpreters
  • Handicapped Seating
  • Accessibility
  • Travel to Campus
  • Dress
  • Photography
  • Food, Beverages and Shopping
  • Restrooms and Water Fountains

Admission Tickets

Note: sections 31 and 34 are not available

mcalister field house seating chart2

General admission tickets are required for the Corps of Cadets commencement exercises Saturday morning. Eight (8) general admission seating tickets will be distributed to each cadet through Cadet Activities from April 13 - April 27. Seating will be in the bleachers and will be available on a first come/first served basis.  The doors to McAlister Field House will open at 7:30 a.m.  Candidates who need additional tickets must contact Ms. Ruthie Ward in Cadet Activities at (843) 953 - 5111. Only the graduation candidate can request additional tickets.

Active duty and veteran students, December graduates and fifth-year seniors living off-campus must also contact Ms. Ward in Cadet Activities for tickets.

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 LTC Jane Warner at 843-953-6877 for the Corps of Cadets and 843-953-5089 for the Graduate College commencement.

Handicapped Seating

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 LTC Jane Warner in the Office of Services for Students with Disabilities at 843-953-6877. 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 Services for Students with Disabilities at 843-953-6877. Golf cart shuttles will be available for those needing mobility assistance on the day of commencement.

Travel to campus

Make your plans early.

Spring is high tourist season in Charleston. Additionally, there are numerous other events that could affect your local travel plans. Consider alternate routes when traveling from downtown to The Citadel campus.

Leave early to account for traffic and the time it will take to park at the events you plan to attend at The Citadel.


The importance of the week's ceremonies will dictate the dress for specific events. The weather should be considered when packing. Although not required, a coat and tie for gentlemen would be appropriate for commencement exercises. Casual attire is appropriate for most other events.


The Citadel Office of Communications and Marketing 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. GradImages will contact graduates and their families following commencement with more information. Questions may be emailed after May 10 to Following commencement you may order online at or by calling 1-800-261-2576.

Only authorized media photographers will be permitted on the field house floor during commencement exercises.

Food, Beverages and Shopping

The Citadel Canteen, 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 or to the Baccalaureate Service or Commissioning ceremonies in Summerall Chapel.

Restrooms and Water Fountains

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.

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