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Citadel News Service
Citadel Parents' Weekend 2001
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 afternoon.

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.

General Information

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.

*ACCOMODATIONS: 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 Hall Auditorium.

For additional listings contact the Department of Cadet Activities at 843-953-5111.

Parents Weekend

October 12-14, 2001

Hop features

East Coast Party Band


November 9-11, 2001

Hop features

The Tams

Corps Day

March 15-17, 2002

Hop features

The TFC Band


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 843-953-7696.

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 Field.

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 are free.

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.

Alumni Office: 843-953-7696
Athletic Ticket Office: 843-953-5121
Cadet Activities Office: 843-953-5111

Schedule of Events


Thursday, October 11, 2001

7:00 pm

Volleyball: The Citadel vs. Columbia College

Friday, 12 October 2001

12:30-3:30 pm

Information center: sale of lunch tickets (Mark Clark Hall Auditorium)

1:20 pm

First class processional piped over by The Citadel Bagpipers

1:30 pm

Presentation of rings (Summerall Chapel)

3:45 pm

Dress parade (Summerall Field)

5:00 pm

The Citadel Chorale (Summerall Chapel)

7:00 pm

Ring ceremony (McAlister Field House)

Womens soccer: The Citadel vs. the College of Charleston (Patriots Point)

9:00 pm

Ring Hop (McAlister Field House)

Saturday, October 13, 2001

8:00 am

Coffee and other refreshments for parents and guests (Mark Clark Hall Auditorium; also Bond and Capers halls)

8:00-11:00 am

Information center: sale of lunch tickets & football tickets, mementos, etc. (Mark Clark Hall Auditorium)

8:00-8:30 am

Report to parents by the president, vice president for academic affairs, and commandant of cadets (Summerall Chapel)

8:45-10:00 am

Visit barracks and other buildings (The Citadel Pipe Band will perform at all barracks)

9:00 am

Fourth class squad drill competition on quadrangle of Law Barracks

9:30 am

Band concert (Summerall Field)

10:00-11:00 am

Open house: academic departments

11:00 am

Review parade in honor of parents (Summerall Field)

11:30 am

Pre- and post-game festivities sponsored by The Citadel Alumni Association; food available (Holliday Alumni Center)


Lunch--$7 non-cadets (Coward Hall & Deas Hall)

2:00 pm

Football game: The Citadel vs. Furman; 2002 Summerall Guards perform at half-time (Johnson Hagood Stadium)

6:00 pm

Volleyball: The Citadel vs. Furman

Sunday, October 14, 2001

9:00 am

Protestant (interdenominational) worship (Summerall Chapel)

Reception to follow (Mark Clark Hall Patio)

10:45 am

Roman Catholic Mass: blessing of the rings (Summerall Chapel)


Episcopal Holy Eucharist: blessing of the rings (St. Albans Chapel)

Note: In the event of inclement weather, alternate plans for outdoor activities will be announced.



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