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Parents Weekend 2015 at The Citadel

PARENTS WEEKEND WILL GO ON AS SCHEDULED

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Citadel Parents Weekend Ring Ceremony

The Citadel will host Parents Weekend on campus Oct. 8 - 11, 2015. It is an annual and treasured tradition at The Military College of South Carolina. Cadet-only events begin on Thursday, Oct. 8, with a ring presentation rehearsal for seniors and the highly anticiapted Senior Dinner which is a long-standing Corps custom.

Beginning Friday, families will visit with cadets, faculty and staff. Parents and visitors will also observe military ceremonies and athletic events. It is an opportunity for families to learn more about how their favorite member of the South Carolina Corps of Cadets lives, learns and leads on the iconic Charleston campus.

It is this weekend when most knobs (freshmen or Fourth Class cadets) will be seeing their parents for the first time since beginning their intensive training in August. With their parents present, the Fourth Class cadets will be promoted from Recruit to Private and officially integrated into the South Carolina Corps of Cadets. One of the most important traditions families will witness will include the Ring Ceremony for members of The Class of 2016 – which is when they will receive their hard-earned and highly-coveted Citadel rings.

"Cadets truly look forward to parents. It is one of the best weekends of the academic year for us," said Brianna Young, Regimental Public Affairs Officer and political science major. "It is meaningful for us all, but especially for the Freshman, most of whom haven't seen their parents since leaving home to begin college. Also, seniors receive their class rings that weekend which is one of the highlights of every cadet's Citadel experience."

GETTING AROUND CAMPUS

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Parking on Campus: Parking on campus at The Citadel is limited due to space constraints and is available on a first-come, first-served basis. As many of the faculty and staff as possible will be parking off campus on Fri. Oct. 9 to release more spaces for our special guests. Many parents arrive early in the day.

Parking in Surrounding Areas: Please be aware that parking regulations in Charleston are strictly enforced by authorities. Do not park in Hampton Park next to campus during Parents Weekend or you may receive a ticket or get towed/booted by city authorities. Street parking can be found but pay close attention to the signs and limitations.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

FRIDAY, OCT. 9

Location

Event

1030

Buyer Auditorium in Mark Clark Hall

Report to parents by Citadel President, and Q & A session with President and Senior Staff (Parents only)

 

1255

Center campus to McAlister Field House

1st Class procession piped to McAlister Field House by The Citadel Pipe Band

1300

McAlister Field House

Presentation of class rings to the Class of 2016 (Video of ceremony to be posted here shortly after event)

1300-1530

Mark Clark Hall Reception and Meeting Rooms

Parents’ Information Reception with cadet clubs and vendors

1800-2100 (Specific times assigned per company)

McAlister Field House

Ring Ceremony and family photos

SATURDAY, OCT. 10

0800

Buyer Auditorium in Mark Clark Hall

Information Center: Coffee and juice for parents and guests, sale of mementos and company pictures

0800

Padgett-Thomas Barracks- Open

Open to Regimental Band and their guests only

0830-1015

All barracks

Barracks Open Houses with Pipe Band Performance

0845-0915

Padgett-Thomas Barracks quad (Rain location: McAlister Field House)

Kelly Cup Competition

0930-1000

Summerall Field

Performance by the world-famous Citadel Regimental Band and Pipes

1010-1020

All barracks

Fourth Class Promotion Ceremonies

1030-1045

Heard campus-wide

Carillon Concert

1100-1145

Summerall Field

(Cancelled if raining)

The S.C. Corps of Cadets Review Dress Parade and awards

1200-1245

Coward Hall and other

(Regimental Band and parents in Riverview Room)

Lunch
(TICKETS REQUIRED - SEE BELOW)

1200-1400

Holliday Alumni Center

The Citadel Alumni Association Tailgate (Open to all)

1400

Johnson Hagood Stadium

The Citadel vs. Wofford football game

SUNDAY, OCT. 11

0900 Summerall Chapel Protestant worship followed by reception
0900 Buyer Auditorium Episcopal Communion Service and Blessing of the Rings followed by reception
1045 Summerall Chapel Catholic Mass followed by reception
Various Other religious services in the area For Jewish, Muslim and other services please click here.


TICKETS FOR MESS HALL LUNCH SATURDAY OCT. 10

It's a rare treat to get to eat in Coward hall with the cadets, but tickets are required.

Price:

$12 per ticket for Coward Hall

$10 for Box Lunch

  • Free for cadets but they need a ticket (Cadet Ticket will be included in your order)
  • Free for children under 3 if sitting on parent’s lap (no ticket needed)
  • Vegetarian meals available upon request
  • Please see below for menu and payment options
  • To order tickets please fill out and mail in the following form no later than September 25, 2015, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , or FAX the order to 843-953-4993
  • Orders received after Sept. 25: pick up tickets from Dining Services or Mark Clark Hall during Vendor Fair
  • Day-of tickets available until tickets sell out

Luncheon Options

FAMILY STYLE at Coward Hall (mess hall):Chicken Piccata herbed wild rice, whole green beans with tomatoes, fruit salad, rolls, apple pie, beverage,*space is limited*

BOX LUNCH picked up at Deas Hall (next to McAllister Field House): Turkey and Colby cheese on Ciabatta roll, chips, apple, cookie, beverage, tickets unlimited

BAND COMPANY LUNCH (Members of Band Company and guests only due to demanding band schedule) at Riverview Room (Behind Coward Hall, on Indian Hill): Chicken Picatta, herbed wild rice, whole green beans with tomatoes, fruit salad, rolls, apple pie and beverage

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Purchaser’s Name_____________________________

Address________________________Apt. #________

City________________State______Zip Code_______

Day Phone__________________________________
E-Mail Address________________________________

Cadet’s Name:____________________________

Cadet’s Company_______

Other currently enrolled cadet? Yes  No

if yes, name :_____________________________

Company__________

COWARD HALL FAMILY STYLE LUNCH _____

DEAS HALL BOX LUNCH _____

BAND LUNCH (Cadet must be a member of Band CO) _______# Tickets

_______# Cadet Ticket (s) Free

TOTAL AMOUNT FOR YOUR ORDER $_____________

Payment Method:

(Make checks/Money Orders payable to Aramark)

____check

____money order

_____cash

Call 843-953-6425 for credit card payment or questions

 

NOTE:

You may purchase lunch tickets in Mark Clark Hall on Friday afternoon, Oct. 9, 1:00 – 3:30 pm and on Saturday, Oct. 10, 8:00 – 11:00 am. After 11:00 am lunch tickets will be available at the entrances of the Mess Hall until tickets are sold out.

 

 

 

MAIL THIS ORDER FORM TO:

Aramark

Attn: Luncheon Tickets

171 Moultrie Street – MSC 65

Charleston, SC 29409

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