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Citadel News Service
30 Aug 2010

Parents' Weekend 2010 -- Schedule of Events

Parents' Weekend at The Citadel is filled with milestones, from the promotion of the freshmen to cadet privates and their induction to the South Carolina Corps of Cadets to the presentation of class rings to the seniors. And, of course, it's all about parents getting a chance to spend time with their cadets, visit the campus and learn more about how the college develops principled leaders.


Parents' Weekend is Oct. 8-10, 2010 at The Citadel.

Parents from across the country and the globe are expected on campus for the biggest of four major weekends celebrated each year. The others are Homecoming, Corps Days and Graduation Week.

In addition to the Saturday morning military dress parade in honor of all parents, all academic departments will host open houses on Friday and on Saturday parents and families will be able to go inside the barracks to visit cadet rooms, watch the Kelly Cup competition, hear the Regimental Band and Pipes perform and take part in many other activities, including that afternoon's football game.

Here is a list of Parents' Weekend activities:

Friday, Oct. 8  
12:45 p.m. 1st Class procession piped to McAlister Field House by The Citadel Pipe Band
1 p.m. Presentation of class rings to the Class of 2011
McAlister Field House
1-2:30 p.m.

Academic Department Open Houses.
Click here for locations

Reception for School of Humanities and exhibit of the photographs by Stacy Pearsall, an award winning combat photographer, Capers Hall Lobby

1-3:30 p.m. Parents’ Information Reception, Mark Clark Hall Greater Issues Room and Room 228
3:30 p.m. Report to parents by the President
Buyer Auditorium, Mark Clark Hall
6-9 p.m. Ring Ceremony
McAlister Field House
8-11 p.m. Ring and Parents’ Weekend Hop
Deas Hall
Saturday, Oct. 9  
8 a.m. - 1 p.m. Information Center: Coffee and juice for parents and guests, sale of lunch tickets, mementos and company pictures
Buyer Auditorium, Mark Clark Hall
8:30-10:15 a.m. Barracks open to parents. The Citadel Pipe Band performs at all barracks
8:45 - 9:15 a.m.

Kelly Cup Competition
Padgett-Thomas Barracks

9:15 - 9:30 p.m. Rifle Legion Performance
Padgett-Thomas Barracks quad
9:30 - 10 a.m. Regimental Band Concert
Summerall Field
10 a.m.

4th Class Promotion
All baracks

10:30 - 10:45 a.m. Carillon Concert
11-11:45 a.m. Military Dress Parade in honor of parents
Summerall Field
Includes 4th Class Acceptance, awards presentations (Kelly Cup, Cadre Leadership Award, and Regimental Commander’s Bowl)
Inclement weather: Review cancelled and awards presented at next parade  
11:30 a.m.

Pre and post-game festivities
Holliday Alumni Center
Sponsored by The Citadel Alumni Association, food will be available for purchase.
Open to parents as well as alumni.

Noon - 12:45 p.m.

Family style lunch, Coward Mess Hall
Box Lunch, Deas Hall
Tickets $8 each. Must be purchased in advance. Cadets do not need a ticket.
Order form online 

1:30 p.m. The Corps of Cadets marches to Johnson Hagood Stadium
2 p.m.

The Citadel vs. Chattanooga football game
The 2011 Summerall Guards perform at halftime
Football tickets available at McAlister Field House on Friday and at Johnson Hagood Stadium on Saturday
Order football tickets online

7 p.m. Women’s Volleyball vs. Georgia Southern
McAlister Field House
Sunday, Oct. 10  
9 a.m. Roman Catholic Mass, Summerall Chapel 
Protestant/Episcopal Service, Buyer Auditorium
Combined reception immediately after, services Reception Hall, Mark Clark Hall
2 p.m. Women’s Volleyball vs. Davidson
McAlister Field House

For questions:

Cadet Activities 843.953.5111
Lunch ticket information 843.953.5111
External Affairs 843.953.6779
Athletic Ticket Office 843.953.7181
Alumni Office 843.953.7696


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Media Contact:
Kim Keelor-Parker
(843) 953-2155

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