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.
Then like now homecoming is a time to reflect on the past and celebrate where graduates and the college are today. Homecoming now spans three days and includes not only reunion celebrations, but a host of activities that highlight the Corps of Cadets and alumni achievements.
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.
This year Homecoming will be held the weekend of Friday, November 7th.
A schedule of homecoming events will be posted as soon as it’s available, but to get an idea of what the weekend looks like, here is a link to last year’s schedule.
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