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Citadel News Service
20 Sep 2005

Parents' Weekend 2005 Schedule of Events

Parents' Weekend, The Citadel's first major weekend of the academic year, gets under way Friday, Oct. 14 with a reception for the parents of freshmen and the presentation of college rings to members of the Class of 2006.

Parents' Weekend is Oct. 14-16 at The Citadel and while the celebration is geared toward families of students, several activities are open to the public. Many are free.

The traditional military dress parade of the South Carolina Corps of Cadets will be at 3:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 14 and at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 15. During the Friday parade, the freshman will officially join the Corps of Cadets after having completed their initial military training. Parades are free and open to the public. The gridiron match up against Furman University is at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15. Ticket information is available online or by calling 843-953-5121.

During Friday's ring ceremony, about 350 seniors will receive their class ring. The Citadel ring symbolizes the history of the state of South Carolina and The Citadel and the academic, physical and personal achievements of all members of the Corps of Cadets, past and present.

This weekend is a wonderful opportunity to visit the campus, meet faculty, staff and administrators and become more familiar with The Citadel, its history and traditions. See you then!

Since parking can sometimes be hard to find on and around campus, we recommend you wear comfortable shoes in case you have to walk to your destination.

Campus map and directions

Please check back requently as schedules and events are subject to change. More information will be forthcoming about parking availability on and off campus.

Friday, Oct. 14
12:50 p.m. First-Class procession piped to Summerall Chapel by The Citadel Pipers.
1 p.m. Presentation of rings, Summerall Chapel.
Admission by ticket only. Simultaneous remote broadcast in Mark Clark Hall Auditorium.
1-3 p.m. Fourth-Class Parents' Drop-In, Holliday Alumni Center.
3:30 p.m. Dress Parade, Summerall Field.
4:30 p.m. The Citadel Chorale, Summerall Chapel.
7 p.m. Ring Ceremony, McAlister Field House.
9 p.m. Ring Hop, featuring The East Coast Party Band, McAlister Field House.
Saturday, Oct. 15
8 a.m. Coffee, juice and pastries for parents and guests, Mark Clark Hall Auditorium, Bond Hall and Capers Hall.
8- 8:30 a.m. Report to parents by the president, provost/dean of the college and commandant of cadets, Summerall Chapel.
8 - 11 a.m.

Information Center: Sale of luncheon tickets, football tickets, mementos and company pictures, Mark Clark Hall Auditorium.

8:15 - 10 a.m.

Visit barracks and other campus facilities - The Citadel Pipe Band will
perform at all barracks.

8:45 a.m. Fourth-Class Squad Drill Competiton, Padgett-Thomas Barracks.

9-10 a.m.

Academic Departments Open House.
9:30 a.m. Regimental Band Concert, Summerall Field.
10:15 a.m. Wilcox Family Memorial presentation - 1st Battalion
10:30-10:50 a.m.

Carillon Concert

11 a.m. Dress parade in honor of parents, Summerall Field.
11:30 a.m Pre- and post-game festivities, Holliday Alumni Center.
Sponsored by The Citadel Alumni Association.
Food will be available for purchase.
Noon Lunch, Coward Mess Hall and Deas Hall.
Cost: $8 per person.
Noon Parents' Prayer Ministry Luncheon, Greater Issues Room, Mark Clark Hall.
1 p.m. The Corps marches to Johnson Hagood Stadium.
2 p.m. The Citadel vs. Furman football game.
The 2006 Summerall Guards perform at halftime.
Sunday, Oct. 16
9 a.m. Protestant (Interdenominational) Worship, Summerall Chapel.
Reception to follow at 10 a.m., Mark Clark Hall reception room.
10:45 a.m Roman Catholic Mass, Summerall Chapel.
Blessing of the Rings.
Reception at noon, Mark Clark Hall reception room.
11:15 a.m. Episcopal Reception, Mark Clark Hall reception room

Episcopal Communion Service, St. Alban's Chapel
Blessing of the Rings

6:30 p.m. Roman Catholic Mass, Summerall Chapel.

Note: In the event of inclement weather, alternate plans for outdoor activities will be announced.

Contact Information  
Cadet Activities Office 843-953-5111
Public Affairs Office 843-953-6779
Athletic Ticket Office 843-953-5121
Alumni Office 843-953-7696



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