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Citadel News Service

For Release
Aug. 13, 2004

The Citadel delays arrival of Fourth Class until Sunday

           Because of the likelihood of extensive flooding in connection with Hurricane Charley on Saturday, Aug. 14, The Citadel will delay until Sunday, Aug. 15, the official time for the arrival of new students. Incoming fourth class cadets will be expected to arrive on Sunday between 7 and 11 a.m.

           New students who are in the area and need to arrive on Saturday can do so. However, anyone who is arriving on Saturday morning should report to McAlister Field House instead of Johnson Hagood Stadium.

           Students arriving on Sunday should report to Johnson Hagood Stadium between 7 and 11 a.m. to get their company assignments and begin in-processing.

Adjusted schedule for the arrival of the Class of 2008

Saturday, August 14

  • Incoming fourth class cadets may check in at McAlister Field House.
  • Cadets will be stationed at the Holliday Alumni Center to direct traffic through the most appropriate gate. Lesesne Gate, Hagood Gate and Summerall Gate will be open.
  • Incoming students who check in will stay in the barracks as guests on Saturday and will not receive uniforms or have training until Sunday.

Sunday, August 15

  • (7-11 a.m.) Incoming fourth class cadets check in at Johnson-Hagood Stadium to receive company assignments.
  • (10-10:50 a.m.) Optional gathering in Summerall Chapel for parents and cadets for presentation of religious activities.
  • (11-12:30 p.m.) Luncheon buffet in Coward Dining Hall for parents and cadets.
  • (1:15-3 p.m.) President's welcome and information fair for parents in McAlister Field House
    The dinner hosted by The Citadel Family Association at The Citadel Beach House has been cancelled.

Monday, August 15

  • Fourth Class academic orientation

Tuesday, August 16

  • Military training will begin at 7 a.m. Tuesday.

           Additional updates will be posted as weather conditions change at www.citadel.edu and on The Citadel Dawg Line 843-953-3294.

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