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Citadel News Service

Media Advisory
August 15, 2001

Class of 2005 arrives Saturday

Approximately 700 freshmen are expected to arrive at The Citadel on Saturday, Aug. 18.

The Class of 2005 could be one of the largest in recent history. Freshmen are expected to make up one third of the estimated 1,900-member South Carolina Corps of Cadets this year.

"We are in demand," said John Powell, acting dean of enrollment management. "For the first time in many years the admissions office maintained a waiting list and we already have over 300 applications and 10,000 prospects for the Class of 2006."

The Class of 2005 is a diverse group, representing 43 states and 10 countries; there are 119 minorities and 40 women.

Academic orientation for the Class of 2005 takes place Saturday and Sunday. Military training starts Monday, Aug. 20 with a 7 a.m. address from Commandant of Cadets Brig. Gen. Emory Mace and Regimental Commander BJ Cox of Traveler's Rest.

Military training will continue through that week and includes marching drills, rifle drills, personal appearance instruction and physical training. On Monday evening, the freshmen will will be sworn in as members of the South Carolina Corps of Cadets.

Classes start Aug. 29.