Sept. 29. 2003
Weekend begins Friday
the first big weekend of the year - Parents' Weekend - when the Class
of 2007 becomes official members of the South Carolina Corps of Cadets,
seniors get their coveted rings and hundred of people flock to campus
for a weekend of family-oriented fun.
Weekend kicks off Friday, Oct. 3, with a reception for the parents of
knobs, presentation of senior rings and the traditional military parade
of the 1900-plus members of the South Carolina Corps of Cadets. It will
culminate Sunday, Oct. 5 with two receptions, and in between The Citadel
takes to the gridiron against Elon on Saturday, Oct. 4. While aimed at
families of Citadel students, several activities are open to the general
589 men and women strong, the Class of 2007 has nearly completed the cadre-training
period, which began on Aug. 16, and each will be promoted from cadet recruit
to cadet private during parade on Friday, Oct. 3.
parade, approximately 344 members of the Class of 2004 will receive their
The Citadel ring symbolizes the history of the state of South Carolina
and The Citadel and the academic, physical and personal achievements of
all members of the Corps of Cadets, past and present.
are eligible to wear the rings upon becoming academic first-class (senior)
cadets. They wear the ring with the class numeral facing toward them.
After graduation, the rings are turned outward.
a complete schedule of Parents' Weekend events:
class procession piped to Summerall Chapel by The Citadel Pipers
Presentation of Rings, Summerall
Chapel. NOTE: Seating is limited to ticket holders (two per
student) only inside the chapel. A simulcast of the ring presentation
will be in Mark Clark Hall Auditorium.
- 3:30 p.m
Class Parents' Drop-In, Holliday Alumni Center.
parade, Summerall Field
Citadel Chorale performs, Summerall Chapel
ceremony, McAlister Field House
Hop, McAlister Field House.
and other refreshments for parents and guests, Mark Clark Hall Auditorium
(Refreshments also served in Bond Hall and Capers Hall)
- 8:30 a.m
to parents by the president, provost/dean of the college, and commandant
of cadets, Summerall Chapel
- 11 a.m
Information Center: Sale of luncheon tickets, football tickets, mementos
and company pictures, Mark Clark Hall Auditorium
- 10 a.m
barracks, other buildings and facilities. The Citadel Pipe Band will
perform at all barracks
Class Squad Drill Competiton on the quadrangle of Law Barracks
Concert - Summerall Field
- 11 a.m
house for all academic departments
parade in honor of parents, Summerall Field.
and Post-Game Festivities at Holliday Alumni Center sponsored by The
Citadel Alumni Association (food will be available for purchase).
Coward Mess Hall and Deas Hall (Tickets:$7)
Prayer Ministry Luncheon, Greater Issues Room, Mark Clark Hall
2004 Summerall Guards perform at halftime at The Citadel vs. Elon
University football game
Protestant (Interdenominational) Worship, Summerall Chapel. Reception
to follow on the Mark Clark Hall Patio
Catholic Mass, Summerall Chapel. (Blessing of the Rings)
Holy Eucharist, St. Alban's Chapel. (Blessing of the Rings)
Roman Catholic Mass, Summerall Chapel
NOTE: In the
event of inclement weather, alternate plans for outdoor activities will