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Citadel News Service
7 Sep 2017

Welcoming family and friends to Parents’ Weekend 2017

Relatives, friends visit campus for a fun-filled weekend

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The weekend dedicated to welcoming relatives and friends to The Citadel's iconic Charleston campus is one of the college's major events. This year The Military College of South Carolina will host its annual Parents' Weekend Oct. 6 through 8, 2017. The weekend will consist of activities that provide parents and friends the opportunity to assess the quality education and training provided to cadets by The Citadel. Highlights of the weekend include the ring ceremony for the Citadel Class of 2018 and the promotion of fourth-class cadets from recruits to privates.

Below is a schedule of events for Parents' Weekend 2017:

2017 SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 6

Time

Event

Location

1030

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

Buyer Auditorium, Mark Clark Hall

1250

First Class processional piped over to McAlister Field House by The Citadel Pipe Band

Center campus to McAlister Field House

1300

Presentation of class rings to the Class of 2018 (Video of ceremony to be posted shortly after event)

McAlister Field House

Various times

Muslim and Jewish Religious Services

Off campus. Visit http://www.citadel.edu/root/chapel-services or call the Office of Chaplaincy at 843-953-5049

1800-2130 (Specific times assigned per company)

Ring Ceremony

McAlister Field House

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 7

Time

Event

Location

0800

Information Reception

Reception area of Mark Clark Hall

0800

Padgett-Thomas Barracks

Open to Regimental Band and their guests only

0830-1015

All barracks open -Pipe Band performances in barracks

All barracks

0845-0915

Kelly Cup Competition

Padgett-Thomas Barracks quad / Inclement weather location: Deas Hall

0915-0930

The Citadel Rifle Legion Performance

Padgett-Thomas Barracks quad

0930-1000

The Citadel Regimental Band and Pipes Concert

Summerall Field

1010-1020

Fourth Class Promotion Ceremonies

All barracks

1100-1145

Review Dress Parade (cancelled if raining)

Summerall Field

1200-1245

Lunch

Coward Hall

Deas Hall - Box lunches

Regimental Commanders’ Riverview Room - Regimental Band and parents only

Parents BBQ Tailgate

1200-1400

The Citadel Alumni Association Tailgate (open to all)

Holliday Alumni Center

1330

Cadets March-Over/March-On

Center campus to Johnson Hagood Stadium

1400

Citadel vs. Mercer Football Game

Johnson Hagood Stadium

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 8

Time

Event

Location

0830

Catholic Mass

Summerall Chapel

0900

Anglican Service

Greater Issues Room, Mark Clark Hall

1000

Protestant Worship

Summerall Chapel

For the latest updates and more information on this year's Parents' Weekend, please visit the Parents' Day Weekend page on the Citadel Parents portion of our website.


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