Weekend, The Citadel's first major weekend of the academic year, gets
under way Friday, Oct. 22 with a reception for the parents of freshmen
and the presentation of college rings to members of the Class of 2005.
The traditional military dress parade of the South Carolina Corps of Cadets will be at 3:45 p.m. Friday and at 11 a.m. Saturday. During the Friday parade, the freshman will officially join the Corps of Cadets after having completed their initial military training. Parades are free and open to the public. The gridiron match up against Georgia Southern University is at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 23. Ticket information is available at http://citadelsports.collegesports.com/tickets/cita-tickets.html or by calling 843-953-5121.
During Friday's ring ceremony, about 340 seniors will earn their class ring. 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. The Class of 2005 raised money to present a Citadel ring to the parents of Cadet John Cooper Gasque of Beaufort, S.C., who died in a car accident in January.
This weekend is a wonderful opportunity to visit the campus, meet faculty, staff and administrators and become more familiar with The Citadel, its history and traditions. See you then!
Friday, Oct. 22
Saturday, Oct. 23
Sunday Oct. 24
Note: In the event of inclement weather, alternate plans for outdoor activities will be announced.