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Cadet Sendoff Events

Cadet Sendoff Events

The Citadel’s Office of Admission and The Citadel Volunteer Recruitment program (alumni recruiters) encourage Citadel clubs to host cadet sendoff events each summer.  Cadet sendoff events have the following positive outcomes:

  • Increase cadet retention through the sharing of wisdom, local alumni support and via professional networking.
  • Cadet sendoff events often include upper-class cadets who are able to share some “do’s and don’ts” with the incoming freshmen.
  • Alumni enjoyment – there is keen sense of fulfillment with these events, as they ceremonially launch future members of the Long Grey Line.


Planning a Cadet Sendoff Event requires some careful preparation.  With respect to timing, Citadel Clubs should strive to host events that do NOT conflict with the Citadel Success Institute (CSI).  CSI this year has two sessions: June 10th  – July 2nd and July 8th – 30th.  This is immediately followed by Cadet training cadre reporting on August 8th.   As such, it is highly advisable for Citadel Clubs to host cadet sendoff events inside the following time window:

May 11th – June 8th


Citadel clubs intending to host a cadet sendoff must register their event by April 30th. After that time, the Office of Admissions will open the opportunity to other interested independent event sponsors.

Once “event sponsors” have successfully submitted all of the required information below, The Office of Admission provide incoming Knob lists, and upper-class cadet lists (when requested).   Cadet lists contain privileged information and may only be used for organizing cadet sendoff events.   Citadel Club officers alone should register their events and manage these sensitive lists.

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