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Citadel News Service
25 Sep 2008

"Come home to the new Johnson Hagood"

Alumni from near and far will return to The Citadel in November to celebrate Homecoming. This year's theme is "Come Home to Johnson Hagood Stadium" in honor of the revitalized football stadium.

Homecoming is the college's second largest of three big weekends held on campus each year. Parents' Weekend in October is the largest. Corps Day, the annual celebration of South Carolina Corps of Cadets' founding, is held each March. 

Here's this year's Homecoming schedule of events. Schedule is subject to change. Please check back often and visit for up-to-date information about Homecoming 2008. 

Thursday, Nov. 13

6 p.m. Homecoming Bonfire at Washington Light Infantry Field 

Friday, Nov. 14


Noon Luncheon. Open to all. $10  RSVP by Nov. 7 to 843.953.7696
Alumni Association Annual Meeting (Members Only), Holliday Alumni Center.
1-3 p.m. Open House at Johnson Hagood Stadium Tower. 
Tours of the Club Level, Suites and President’s Box.
1:30 p.m. Alumni Information Center. Ring sizings and sale of football and luncheon tickets, Holliday Alumni Center.
3:30 p.m. Performance by The Citadel Chorale and Alumni Memorial Service, Summerall Chapel.
3:30 p.m. School of Business Administration Reception for Business Alumni. Presentation of Business Alumnus of the Year Award, Bond Hall, Room 295.
5:10 p.m. Twilight Parade, Summerall Field
5:45-7 p.m. Citadel Young Alumni Reception for Classes of 1994-2008, Renken Room and Courtyard Tent at Holliday Alumni Center.
6:05 p.m. Basketball vs. Grace Bible, McAlister Field House
7-11 p.m. Alumni Jamboree benefiting the Stadium Fund, Bus Shed, Charleston Visitors’ Center. $65 per person.

Saturday, Nov. 15


8 a.m. Annual breakfast for past presidents of The Citadel Alumni Association, Holliday Alumni Center
8:30 a.m. Alumni Information Center and Visitors’ Coffee. Sale of luncheon tickets and souvenirs, ring sizings (after 10 a.m.), Holliday Alumni Center.
8:30 a.m. Barracks and Facilities open to visitors. Pipe Band plays in all barracks. Barracks close at 10 a.m.
8:50 a.m. Summerall Guards Performance, Summerall Field.
9 a.m. Himelright Scholarship Presentation, LeTellier Hall.
10 a.m President’s Report to Alumni, Buyer Auditorium, Mark Clark Hall.
11 a.m. Homecoming parade and recognition of Arland D. Williams Society Inductees and 2008 Alumni Association award winners. All alumni to take review, Summerall Field.
11 a.m. Wrestling vs. American, McAlister Field House.
Noon Pre-game Tailgate Party and BBQ Lunch ($8). Food served Noon-2:00 p.m. only: Holliday Alumni Center.
Noon Homecoming Luncheon. $8, Coward Hall.
2 p.m. Football vs. Chattanooga. Regimental Band and Pipes to perform at halftime. Tailgate policyTicket information
7 p.m. Volleyball vs. Appalachian State, McAlister Field House

Sunday, Nov. 16


9 a.m. Protestant Service, Summerall Chapel.
10 a.m. Protestant Reception, MCH Reception Room
10:45 a.m. Catholic Mass, Summerall Chapel
Noon Catholic Reception, MCH Reception Room.
2 p.m. Volleyball vs. Western Carolina, McAlister Field House

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