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Citadel News Service

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FOR RELEASE
August 21, 1998

CLASS OF 2002 ENTERS

          More than 500 freshmen are scheduled to arrive at The Citadel Saturday morning, August 22. The new fourthclass cadets, as they are called, come from 9 foreign countries and represent 46 states in the U.S. Forty-five percent of the freshmen cadets are natives of South Carolina.

          Some cadets are already on campus. The athletic cadre—cadre are upperclass cadets who train the incoming fourthclass cadets—arrived on July 30. The freshmen athletes reported on August 6. Cadre for the remainder of the Class of 2002 arrived on August 14 and went through a week of intensive training and instruction in preparation for the incoming class.

          Members of the Class of 2002 will begin academic orientation on Saturday and Sunday and then start their military training on Monday, August 24. The day will begin at 7:00 a.m. with an address by Commandant of Cadets Brig. Gen. J. Emory Mace and Regimental Commander Reed Wilson. Military training will continue throughout the week and will include marching drills, rifle drills, personal appearance, and physical training. On Monday evening the fourthclass cadets will be sworn in as members of the South Carolina Corps of Cadets. They will begin classes with the rest of the Corps on September 2.

July 30
Athletic cadre reported

August 6
Freshmen athletes reported

August 14
Cadre reported

Saturday, August 22
Class of 2002 reports

Monday, August 24
Military training begins for the Class of 2002

Sunday, August 30
Upperclass cadets return to campus

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