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Citadel News Service
3 Sep 2014

One to be remembered: Parents' Weekend 2014 at The Citadel

CHARLESTON, S.C. – Hundreds of parents, relatives, family and friends from across the country will be coming to Charleston October 10 – 12 for The Citadel’s 2014 Parents Weekend.

They will get to visit with cadets, faculty and staff. Parents and visitors will observe numerous military ceremonies, as well as academic and athletic events, comprising a weekend packed with opportunities to see their favorite cadet on the historic 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 2015 – which is when they will receive their hard-earned and highly-coveted Citadel rings.

“It’s the best weekend of the year and also the best way for our families to really understand the culture of the Corps and the commitment The Citadel has to developing us into principled leaders who will graduate and positively impact our communities, and our country,” said Logan Hester, Regimental Public Affairs Officer and Engineering major.

PLEASE SCROLL DOWN FOR THE FULL PARENTS WEEKEND 2014 SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

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 10 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.

Shuttles for Mobility Assistance: Golf cart shuttles operated by the college will run from 9a.m.- 4p.m. Fri., Oct. 10, and from 8 a.m. – 2p.m.on Sat., Oct. 11. Shuttle stops are located at the Holliday Alumni Center across from the stadium and at the big ring on the corner of Summerall Field.


PARKING MAP

Schedule of Events

FRIDAY, OCT. 10

Location

Event

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 2015 (Video of ceremony to be posted here shortly after event)

1300-1430

Scroll down to view schedule and locations

Academic Department Open Houses

1300-1530

Mark Clark Hall Reception and Meeting Rooms

Parents’ Information Reception with cadet clubs and vendors

1530

Buyer Auditorium in Mark Clark Hall

Report to parents by the President and Q & A session with President and Senior Staff

1600

 

Soccer vs. Western Carolina

1800-2100 (Specific times assigned per company)

McAlister Field House

Ring walk through and family photos

SATURDAY, OCT. 11

 

 

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 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

(Regimental Band and parents in Riverview Room)

Lunch
(Order tickets here)

1200-1400

Holliday Alumni Center

The Citadel Alumni Association Tailgate (Open to all)

1400

Johnson Hagood Stadium

The Citadel vs. UNC-Charlotte

SUNDAY, OCT. 13

 

 

 

Various No formal activities. Various religious services at Summerall Chapel and around Charleston. Click HERE to see some options.

 

ACADEMIC OPEN HOUSES FRIDAY

OCT 10, 2014

 1300 - 1430

 

School/Department

 

Location

Aerospace Studies (Air Force ROTC)

 

Jenkins 232

Biology

 

Duckett 101

School of Business Administration

 

Bond 295

Chemistry

 

Byrd 101

Civil and Environmental Engineering

 

LeTellier 204

Computer Science

Thompson 228

Criminal Justice

 

Capers 311B

School of Education

 

Capers 305

Electrical & Computer Engineering

 

Grimsley 117

English

 

Capers 111

Health, Exercise & Sport Science

 

Deas 214

History

 

Capers 423

Honors Program

 

Bond 290

School of Humanities and Social Sciences

 

Capers Lobby

Library

 

Museum

Mathematics

 

Thompson 228

Mechanical Engineering

 

Grimsley 112

Military Science

 

Jenkins 317

Modern Languages

 

Capers 215

Naval Science (Marine & Navy ROTC)

 

Jenkins 111

Political Science

 

Capers 410

Physics

 

Grimsley 208

Psychology

 

Capers 103

Academic Support Center

 

Thompson 117

Counseling Center

 

Richardson 203

STEM Center of Excellence

Capers 309

 

 

 

 

 

 


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