The Citadel

The Military College of South Carolina

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Parade Schedule

The tradition of parading troops can be traced back to the time of Alexander the Great. Drill procedures and movements on the parade field are identical to the tactical maneuvers employed on the battlefield in the past.

U.S. military reviews and parades began at Valley Forge. At that time, brigades of soldiers were formed in order of battle. Modern day ceremonies are conducted to inspect troops, render honors, preserve tradition, and foster espirit de corps. At various times throughout the year The Citadel's parades are used to present awards and recognize students, faculty, staff and other notable people.

Citadel parades are free to attend and open to the public.

*Please note that parade times are subject to change. Check back for updates.Citadel parade schedule, 2014-15

Fall Semester 2017

September

1

3:45 p.m. - Award Parade

8

3:45 p.m. - Awards Parade - CANCELLED

15

3:45 p.m. - Retreat Parade - CANCELLED

22

3:45 p.m. - Retreat Parade

29

3:45 p.m. - Awards Parade

October

6

No Parade

 

7

11 a.m. - Parents Weekend

13

3:45 p.m. - Retreat Parade

20

3:45 p.m. - Retreat Parade

 

27-28

Homecoming

27

5:10 p.m. - Memorial Parade

28

11 a.m. - Homecoming Jeep Review

November

3

3:45 p.m. - Retreat Parade

10

3:45 p.m. - Retreat Parade

17

No Parade - Fall Break

24

No Parade - Fall Break

December

1

No Parade - Final Exams

8

No Parade - Final Exams


(Winter break Dec. 13 – Jan. 7)


Spring Semester 2018

January

12

No Parade

19

3:45 p.m. - Retreat Parade

26

3:45 p.m. - Awards Parade

February

2

3:45 p.m. - Retreat Parade

9

3:45 p.m. - Retreat Parade

16

3:45 p.m. - Awards Parade

23

3:45 p.m. - Retreat Parade

March

2

3:45 p.m. - Retreat Parade

9

No Parade - Spring Break

16

No Parade - Spring Break

24

11 a.m. Corps Day Jeep Review and Awards Parade

30

No Parade

April

6

3:45 p.m. - Retreat Parade

13

No Parade

20

3:45 p.m. - Awards Parade

27

No Parade

May

4

3:45 p.m. Long Gray Line Graduation Parade for Class of 2018

 

Summerall Guards

Citadel parades are held on Summerall Field most Fridays during the school year and are open to the public. Check the schedule for specific dates and starting times. Since parking on campus can be a problem, you should plan to arrive 15 to 30 minutes before the start of the parade. Cadets will welcome you to campus and direct you to visitor parking.

Check out directions & maps and visitor information. We hope to see you soon!

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