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Citadel News Service

For Release
Sept. 13, 2004

Parents' Weekend 2004
Schedule of Events

          Parents' 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.

          Parents' Weekend is Oct. 22-24 at The Citadel and while the celebration is geared toward families of students, several activities are open to the public. Many are free.

          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 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

1:20 p.m. First-Class procession piped to Summerall Chapel by The Citadel Pipers.
1:30 p.m. Presentation of rings, Summerall Chapel.
Admission by ticket only. Simultaneous remote broadcast in Mark Clark Hall Auditorium.
1:30 - 3:30 p.m. Fourth-Class Parents' Drop-In, Holliday Alumni Center.
3:45 p.m. Dress Parade, Summerall Field.
5 p.m. The Citadel Chorale, Summerall Chapel.
7 p.m. Ring Ceremony, McAlister Field House.
9 p.m. Ring Hop, featuring The East Coast Party Band, McAlister Field House.

Saturday, Oct. 23

8 a.m. Coffee, juice and pastries for parents and guests, Mark Clark Hall Auditorium, Bond Hall and Capers Hall.
8- 8:30 a.m. Report to parents by the president, provost/dean of the college and commandant of cadets, Summerall Chapel.
8:30 - 11 a.m.

Information Center: Sale of luncheon tickets, football tickets, mementos and company pictures, Mark Clark Hall Auditorium.

8:45 - 10 a.m.

Visit barracks and other campus facilities - The Citadel Pipe Band will
perform at all barracks.

8:45 a.m. Fourth-Class Squad Drill Competiton, Padgett-Thomas Barracks.

9:30 a.m.

Regimental Band Concert, Summerall Field.
10 - 11 a.m. Academic Departments Open House.
11 a.m. Dress parade in honor of parents, Summerall Field.
11:30 a.m

Pre- and post-game festivities, Holliday Alumni Center.
ponsored by The Citadel Alumni Association.
Food will be available for purchase.

Noon Lunch, Coward Mess Hall and Deas Hall.
Cost: $7 per person.
Noon Parents' Prayer Ministry Luncheon, Greater Issues Room, Mark Clark Hall.
1 p.m. The Corps marches to Johnson Hagood Stadium.
2 p.m. The Citadel vs. Georgia Southern University football game.
The 2005 Summerall Guards perform at halftime.

Sunday Oct. 24

9 a.m. Protestant (Interdenominational) Worship, Summerall Chapel.
Reception to follow, Mark Clark Hall patio.
10:45 a.m Roman Catholic Mass, Summerall Chapel.
Blessing of the Rings.
Reception following, Greater Issues Room, Mark Clark Hall.
Noon Episcopal Holy Eucharist, St. Alban's Chapel.
Blessing of the Rings.
2 p.m. The Citadel vs. Elon volleyball game, McAlister Field House.
6:30 p.m. Roman Catholic Mass, Summerall Chapel.

Note: In the event of inclement weather, alternate plans for outdoor activities will be announced.

Contact Information  
Cadet Activities Office 843-953-5111
Public Affairs Office 843-953-6779
Athletic Ticket Office 843-953-5121
Alumni Office 843-953-7696





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