August 21, 1998
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 cadrecadre are upperclass cadets who train the incoming fourthclass cadetsarrived 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.
Athletic cadre reported
Freshmen athletes 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