Cadet Activities Sponsorship Program- Tips for Sponsors
We highly recommend you take at least 2-4 cadets. This prevents them from being isolated from company mates and gives them the opportunity to discuss events/persons/company issues with each other when away from the campus. It helps you as they will entertain themselves, and it also helps us to provide homes for more cadets.
Families who have neighbors or other family members also sponsoring cadets, found that they were able to do things together or to help each other occasionally. So talk it up with others and let Cadet Activities know if everyone wants cadets from the same company.
When you set a time with your cadets, arrive promptly, especially if you are picking them up from campus. Safe places for pick up are Mark Clark Hall, Daniel Library, Summerall Chapel or, just outside the front gate at the bus stop. Please make sure you get them back to campus on time. Freshmen have to deal with cadre when they are late returning. Please be attentive to needs of some cadets to attend certain religious services and the times for those services.
It is recommended that sponsors establish house rules. Cadets need to know what is expected of them and what they may not be able to do while at your home.
Cadets should use their own cell phones when making personal calls while at your house.
The Citadel has laundry services and we encourage cadets to utilize on campus services as the majority is included in their tuition. If cadets ask to do laundry at your house, you might question why they are not using the campus laundry.
Do not make everything totally convenient for them. They need to learn to depend on themselves and/or their company & classmates.
Freshmen are not allowed to keep cars on campus. They are not restricted from driving but cannot drive within one mile of the campus.
Do not allow civilian clothes to be worn away from your home.
Should The Citadel issue a hurricane evacuation order, you are not expected to accommodate your sponsor cadet(s). The Commandant will designate a representative to account for and monitor the transportation and relocation of all cadets. For the full plan, visit Hurricane Operations Plan.