6 Apr 2006
Schedule of Commencement Week Activities
Sunday, April 30
|2 p.m.||College of Graduate and Professional Studies commencement exercises, McAlister Field House.|
|All guests are asked to be seated 15 minutes before the processional.
Citadel President Lt. Gen. John W. Rosa will deliver remarks. The commencement address will be delivered by William E. Jenkinson III, '68, chairman of the Board of Visitors.
|3:30 p.m.||Reception for CGPS graduates and their guests hosted by Citadel President Lt. Gen. and Mrs. John W. Rosa. Deas Hall.|
Thursday, May 4
|1:30 p.m.||Star of the West Finals, Summerall Field|
|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.|
|3:45 p.m.||Military dress parade. Awards presentation. Summerall Field.|
|5:45 p.m.||Baccalaureate Service. Summerall Chapel|
|Guest speaker: The Reverend Canon Douglas Peterson, Episcopal campus pastor.|
Friday, May 5
|2:15 p.m.||The 2007 Summerall Guards Performance in Honor of the Class of 2006, Summerall Field.|
|The 2007 Summerall Guards will perform the traditional "Citadel Series" in honor of the Senior Class.|
|3 p.m.||Long Gray Line graduation parade, Summerall Field.|
|As the class crosses Summerall Field to "take the review," the leadership of the Class of 2007 will take command of the Corps of Cadets.|
|4 p.m.||Garden Party given by Lt. Gen. and Mrs. John W. Rosa for the Class of 2006 and their guests.|
Saturday, May 6
|9:30 a.m.||South Carolina Corps of Cadets, Class of 2006 commencement exercises, McAlister Field House.|
| Citadel President Lt. Gen. John W. Rosa will deliver remarks. Honors, awards and honorary degrees will be presented.
Gen. Peter Pace, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, will deliver the address to the Class of 2006.