The Citadel invites you to campus
October 12-14 to join in our annual Parents Weekend festivities.
Highlights of the weekend will be the presentation of class rings
to seniors Friday afternoon, the ring ceremony and hop Friday evening,
a parade honoring parents Saturday morning, and a football game Saturday
This weekend will give you a wonderful
opportunity to visit the campus, meet faculty, staff and administrators,
and become more familiar with The Citadel, its history and future.
INFORMATION CENTER: Mark
Clark Hall will be your Parents Weekend 2001 headquarters. It's
on the second floor of Mark Clark Hall and is open from 12:30 to
3:30 pm Friday and 8am to 11am Saturday. You will be able to purchase
luncheon tickets and Citadel mementos during this time. On Friday,
football game tickets will be on sale at McAllister Field House
ticket office. Saturday you can purchase football tickets at the
Information. Please call the Department of Cadet Activities (843)
953-5111 if you have any questions.
PARKING: Please obey all
campus parking and speed limit regulations. CAUTION: If driving
in Hampton Park, the speed limit is 20 mph. A shuttle bus service
will be provided from the area around Johnson Hagood Stadium to
the campus Saturday morning. Parking on campus is limited, but off-campus
parking areas within walking distance are available. Please do not
park in the numbered/named spaces around the stadium , the Holliday
Alumni Center, reserved campus lots, or in cadet spaces. Vehicles
in spaces reserved for the disabled are required to prominently
display a disability access parking placard. For specific information
about parking, call the Public Safety Office at (843) 953-5114.
Wingate Inn 1-800-228-1000, Sleep Inn 1-800-sleepin, Spring Hill
Suites 888-287-9400 or 843-722-4000, Radisson Charleston Hotel 843-723-3000,
Residence Inn 800-331-3131, Holiday Inn Mt. Pleasant 800-290-4004,
Comfort Inn Riverview 843-577-2224, Renaissance Charleston 800-hotels1.
WEEKEND ATTIRE: Casual dress
is in order for all events except the Friday evening ring ceremony
and hop, which are formal for participants. Business suits are appropriate
for gentlemen. Although the weather is usually warm during the day,
please include a sweater, wrap or jacket for evening activities.
INCLEMENT WEATHER: In case
of inclement weather, parades will be cancelled. However, scheduled
ceremonies or presentations may be moved to another location. Current
schedules will be available at the Information Center in Mark Clark
For additional listings contact
the Department of Cadet Activities at 843-953-5111.
May 11, 2002
PRESENTATION OF RINGS: At
1:30 p.m. Friday, seniors will receive their class rings in Summerall
Chapel. For additional information, contact the Alumni Office at
DRESS PARADES: The South
Carolina Corps of Cadets will conduct a retreat parade on Summerall
Field at 4 pm. Friday. At 11a.m. Saturday, the Corps will have a
review parade that will honor parents and grandparents.
RING CEREMONY AND RING HOP:
At 7 p.m. Friday, seniors, their dates and families will participate
in the traditional ring ceremony held in McAlister Field House.
All cadets, their families and guests are invited to attend. Following
this ceremony, the Department of Cadet Activities will host a hop,
featuring The East Coast Party Band. Carriage rides around campus
also will be offered at no charge. This is a formal evening for
cadets and a wonderful opportunity for treasured family photos.
For additional information concerning attire, call the Cadet Activities
Office at (843) 953-5111.
MORNING COFFEE: We invite
you to stop in for coffee, juice and pastries in Mark Clark Hall
Auditorium, Bond Hall and Capers Hall at 8 a.m. Saturday.
MEET THE PRESIDENT: The president,
the vice president for academic affairs and the commandant of cadets
will address parents at 8 a.m. Saturday in Summerall Chapel.
OPEN BARRACKS: One of the
most popular events is the opportunity to visit the four barracks.
This year the barracks are open from 8:45 to 10 a.m. Saturday. Cadet
rooms will open for your "inspection" and The Citadel Pipe Band
will perform at all of the barracks. There will be a Fourth Class
squad drill competition on the quadrangle of Law Barracks (Third
Battalion). Other buildings and facilities also will be open. Parents,
please use caution inside the barracks at all times, especially
with small children.
CADET EVENTS: Following the
parade on Friday, The Citadel Chorale will perform in Summerall
Chapel and on Saturday there will be a band concert on Summerall
LUNCH: A one-time sitting,
family style lunch will be served at noon Saturday in Coward Hall.
A buffet lunch will be served in Deas Halls immediately following
parade. Admission is by ticket only. Tickets may be purchased during
registration in Mark Clark Hall. Cadets may attend lunch with their
family members if they have picked up a ticket free of charge in
the treasurers office before Saturday.
Tickets for family members may also
be purchased in advance at the treasurers office in Bond Hall.
The menu for Coward Hall includes tossed salad, grilled chicken,
rice pilaf, green beans, rolls, apple pie, and beverages. Deas Hall's
buffet will feature fried chicken, potato salad, cole slaw, baked
beans, rolls, dessert and beverages. Meals are $7 a person. Cadets
ATHLETIC EVENTS: The womens
volleyball team plays at 7 p.m. Friday against the College of Charleston
at Patriots Point. The Citadel competes against Furman University
in football at 2 p.m. Saturday. Halftime activities will feature
the 2002 Summerall Guards. This game traditionally draws a large
crowd and we suggest that you order your tickets early from The
Citadel athletic ticket office (843) 953-5121.