Celebrating. Reuniting. Remembering.
Remarkable people, accomplishments, events and stories are part of the fabric that makes The Citadel one of the greatest colleges in America. Each homecoming it is the blending of new experiences with old friends that make the college community even stronger.
Click on the links below to read about some of the many people, events and stories worth noting as part of The Citadel's Homecoming 2014 (Nov. 7 - 9):
- Charleston's Mayor Joe Riley joins his classmates from The Class of 1964 to celebrate their 50th Anniversary
- Another honorable young leader at the head of the Corps - meet John Brosch
- A new high-tech scoreboard is dedicated
- Remember was it was like getting ready for Dress Parade? From a Knob's perspective
- The newly refurbished cannons on Summerall Field shine brighter than ever
- Memorial services include a donation of 300 bibles in the name of an alumnus killed in action (coming soon)
- The year of the 70th Anniversary of the Class that Never Was includes their story now being shared in four languages in classrooms throughout Europe by The Citadel Memorial Europe
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.
Schedule of Events
(Scroll down for full schedule of academic department open houses)
Academic Open Houses ( Friday from 3- 4 p.m.)
Biology - Duckett Auditorium, room 101
Chemistry - Byrd Hall, room 101
HESS - Deas Hall, room 224
MACS - Thompson Hall, room 227
Traveling to Charleston?
Click here for discounted lodging information for Citadel visitors.
Wondering where to park?
Take a look at the maps below: Red for Nov. 7 (Friday), purple for Nov. 8 (Saturday)
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