Welcome Parents and Families
Welcome Parents and Family Members! As one of your cadet’s primary advisors, you play a key role in the success your cadet will have as a member of The South Carolina Corps of Cadets. We respect this responsibility and want to assist you providing effective guidance that the cadet can use to make good decisions. Providing informed guidance requires an understanding of the institution and information on the cadet experience at The Citadel.
Studies show that a college student's level of performance is significantly higher when their parents and family members engage in an informed way. First and foremost, that means listening to their concerns, reminding them that you have confidence that they can navigate their challenges and then providing them with encouragement to use the system The Citadel has designed to support their education and experience. It is important at this point in their lives that they process the information and advice, then make a decision and deal with the consequences themselves - good or bad.
The goal of this website is to support parents across the four classes by providing timely information and tools you need to be this effective advisor to your cadet. You will find tabs on the left that will take you to a site geared toward parents of freshmen and another for upperclassmen.