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Parents' Day Weekend 2017!


Parents’ Day Weekend is coming fast!  Below we have provided a summary of events and the general leave schedule.  You can click on each day to get a more complete explanation of the various events.  Also you will want to figure out meals for Friday and Saturday lunch and order them online. 

Please note, online registration for meals, shirts and tote bags has closed.
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Friday:  6 October 2017
0900-1015: Pickup pre-ordered shirts and tote bags - Mark Clark Hall
1030-1130 (10:30–11:30AM): General Rosa’s Update to Parents–Buyer Auditorium, Mark Clark Hall –
we will post his brief that afternoon for those who cannot attend 
1130-1230:  Pre-purchased box lunches available for pickup in Mark Clark Hall – limited to 600 prepaid orders.
1300-1430 (1-2:30PM): The Ring Presentation – McAlister Field House
1800: Sword Arch performance followed by the Ring Walk-Through

Saturday: 7 October 2017
0800/8:00AM:  Prepaid Shirt/Totebag Pickup (until 0930)- Mark Clark Hall                                  Reception Room
0830/8:30AM:  Barracks Open - All Barracks
0845/8:45AM:  Kelly Cup Finals - Padgett-Thomas Barracks Quad
0915/9:15AM:  The Citadel Rifle Legion Performance - PT Barracks 
0930/9:30AM:  Band Concert - Parade Field in front of Padgett-Thomas Barracks
1010/10:10AM: Freshmen Promotion Ceremony (Company Areas)
1100/11:00AM: Dress Parade
1145/11:45AM: Lunch (Coward Hall – limited to 800/Deas Hall – limited to 600)
1200-1400 (Noon to 2PM):  CFA BBQ Tailgate!!  Limited to 500.  Best Tailgate!
1300/1:00PM:   Pregame BBQ at the Holliday Alumni Center – Limited to 250
1300/1:00PM:   Formation and March to the Stadium
1400/2:00PM:   Kickoff – Go Dogs!  Beat Mercer!!  Get your tickets HERE!

Sunday: 8 October 2017
0830: Catholic Mass in Summerall Chapel
0900: Anglican Communion Service in Mark Clark Hall Room 230
1000: General Protestant Worship in Summerall Chapel

General Leave Summary:
Friday Night:      Upperclass to 0100; Freshmen: 2400
Saturday Night:  Upperclass to 0100; Freshmen: 2400 – these could be modified by the President at the football game, so come and cheer loudly! 
Sunday:  You can pick up your cadets as early as 0600.  They must return by:  Upperclassmen: 2230; Freshmen: 1800 (6PM)

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Weather: We are hoping for a beautiful weekend with lots of sunshine so please remember to bring sunscreen and sunglasses. You may want to consider bringing a hat for shade, or better yet, check out the Citadel bookstore for the latest in Citadel headgear!

Map: You can find the map of campus by CLICKING HERE.

Traffic: Traffic in Charleston can be unpredictable. Worst times are Monday-Friday afternoons. Please plan accordingly.

Parking: Despite Cadets moving their vehicles off campus for the weekend, we still have a shortage of parking.  You can find a map of the parking areas on campus by CLICKING HERE.

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, get booted, or towed by city authorities. Street parking can be found but pay close attention to the signs and limitations.

Shoes: Keep in mind there will be a lot of walking, so make sure you wear some comfortable shoes!

Saturday is a pretty full day. Make sure you get some rest Friday night!

For each day's events and recommendations, please click on the links below:

Friday 6 October 2017

Saturday 7 October 2017

Sunday 8 October 2017

We hope you have a great weekend! Check back here for updates!

Go Dogs!

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