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Commencement Week 2005
Schedule of Activities

College of Graduate and Professional Studies
South Carolina Corps of Cadets

          
College of Graduate and Professional Studies
Sunday, May 1

2 p.m. -- College of Graduate and Professional Studies commencement exercises, McAlister Field House.
All guests are asked to be seated 15 minutes prior to the processional.
Speaker: The Honorable Alex M. Sanders, Jr., president emeritus of the College of Charleston and founder and chairman of the board of the Charleston School of Law.

3:30 p.m. -- Reception for CGPS graduates and guests hosted by Maj. Gen. and Mrs. John S.
Grinalds,
Deas Hall.

South Carolina Corps of Cadets
Thursday, May 5

1:30 p.m. -- Star of the West finals, Summerall Field (In inclement weather: Deas Hal)
           This event is the culmination of many hours of practice in rifle drill. The winner will be named the "Best Drilled Cadet" and will have his or her name inscribed on the Star of the West Monument located near the flagpole on Summerall Field. That cadet will also wear the Star of the West Medal. The ship, Star of the West, was fired upon by Citadel cadets in 1861.

3:45 p.m. Military dress parade with awards presentation, Summerall Field. (In inclement weather parade is cancelled; awards presented in Mark Clark Hall).

7:30 p.m. Baccalaureate Service, Summerall Chapel
           Speaker: The Right Reverend William J. Skilton, ¹62, Bishop Suffragan of the Episcopal Diocese of South Carolina. Bishop Skilton was born and raised in Havana, Cuba. After graduating from The Citadel he entered the School of Theology at the University of the South. He has served in the Dominican Republic and in congregations throughout South Carolina.
(No flash photography or artificial lighting inside the Chapel).

Friday, May 6

2:15 p.m. -- 2006 Summerall Guards perform in honor of the Class of 2005, Summerall Field. (In inclement weather, cancelled).

3 p.m. -- Long Gray Line graduation parade, Summerall Field. (In inclement weather, cancelled).
           Members of the Class of 2005 will march in their final parade as cadets. As the class crosses Summerall Field to take the review, the leadership of the Class of 2006 will take command of the Corps of Cadets.

4 p.m. -- Garden party Given by Maj. Gen. and Mrs. John S. Grinalds for the Class of 2005 and their guests, Quarters One. (In inclement weather, cancelled).

Saturday, May 7

9:30 a.m. -- South Carolina Corps of Cadets commencement exercises, McAlister Field House.
           A professional photographer will take photos of each graduate during the diploma presentation. Families are asked not to come forward to take family snapshots or video.
        

IMPORTANT NOTE: The commencement schedule is subject to change on short notice. All commencement participants and attendees are asked to regularly check The Citadel home page headlines www.citadel.edu and the commencement web pages for changes prior to commencement day.

 

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