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Citadel News Service

MEDIA ADVISORY
Aug. 16, 2002

Fourth-class training provides media opportunities

          Academic orientation gets under way this weekend at The Citadel followed by military training and processing on Monday, providing several photo opportunities for media.

Saturday, Aug. 17, 2002

          The barracks will be open from 7 to 11 a.m. so students can report and move into their rooms. Feel free to walk around campus.

          Contact the Public Affairs Office for an escort into a designated barracks where you can talk to incoming students and their families.

Monday, Aug. 19, 2002

          Freshmen will be fitted for uniforms, receive their haircuts, pick up books and supplies and get acclimated to their training schedule. Media can cover fourth-class processing between 9 a.m. and noon.

          Photography is not allowed in the barbershop and cadet store. Contact the Public Affairs Office for access to a designated barracks. The day culminates at 6 p.m. when fourth-class cadets will be sworn in as the Class of 2006. The 15-minute ceremony takes place on Summerall Field.

          Media representatives who would like to come to campus for these activities are asked to call the Public Affairs Office at 953-2155 or 953-6779. To facilitate your visit, college policy requires all media be escorted while on campus.

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