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Parade Schedule

The tradition of parading troops can be traced back to the time of Alexander the Great. Drill procedures and movements on the parade field are identical to the tactical maneuvers employed on the battlefield in the past.

U.S. military reviews and parades began at Valley Forge. At that time, brigades of soldiers were formed in order of battle. Modern-day ceremonies are conducted to inspect troops, render honors, preserve tradition, and foster espirit de corps. At various times throughout the year, The Citadel's parades are used to present awards and recognize students, faculty, staff, and other notable people.

Citadel parades are free to attend and open to the public.

*Please note that parade times are subject to change. Check back for updates.

citadel parade schedule

Spring 2022

Date Time Type


1545 Retreat
28-Jan 1545 Awards Review
4-Feb 1545 Retreat (in honor of Charles Foster, ’70)
11-Feb 1545 Retreat
18-Feb 1545 Awards Review
4-Mar 1545 Retreat
26-Mar 1030 Corps Day Jeep Review
1-Apr 1545 Retreat
22-Apr 1545 Awards Review
6-May 1545 Long Gray Line parade

Fall 2021

Date Time Type
3-Sep 1545 Awards Review
10-Sep 1545 Awards Review
11-Sep 1100 2020 Homecoming Jeep Review
17-Sep 1545 Retreat
24-Sep 1545 Retreat
2-Oct 1100 Parents Day Jeep Review
15-Oct 1545 Retreat
22-Oct 1545 Retreat
29-Oct 1545 Retreat
5-Nov 1545 Retreat
12-Nov 1710 Twilight Parade
13-Nov 1100 Homecoming Jeep Review

parade edits reduced

Citadel parades are held on Summerall Field most Fridays during the school year and are open to the public. Check the schedule for specific dates and starting times. Since parking on campus can be a problem, you should plan to arrive 15 to 30 minutes before the start of the parade. Cadets will welcome you to campus and direct you to visitor parking.

Check out directions & maps and visitor information. We hope to see you soon!

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