Campus Life – The Citadel Today https://today.citadel.edu Wed, 28 Sep 2022 16:10:18 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.8.5 https://today.citadel.edu/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/Citadel-Favion-new-150x150.png Campus Life – The Citadel Today https://today.citadel.edu 32 32 144096890 Sept. 28 update on The Citadel’s preparations relating to Hurricane Ian https://today.citadel.edu/the-citadel-monitoring-hurricane-ian/ Mon, 26 Sep 2022 18:48:01 +0000 https://today.citadel.edu/?p=33158 The Charleston area is expected to experience some effects from the storm, though both the exact track and severity are uncertain.]]>

The Citadel continues to monitor Hurricane Ian and potential effects on the region. Parts of South Carolina are under a Tropical Storm Warning.

For more information on Hurricane Ian’s projected track, click here.

Daily operations and classes remain as scheduled. The Citadel is also preparing for tropical storm conditions and monitoring local effects to include flooding and bridge access.

In the event The Citadel cancels classes or holds classes online, faculty, staff, cadets and students will be notified as soon as a decision is made. The college administration will evaluate and announce any changes to Thursday evening’s class schedule by noon Thursday.

Some changes to campus activities include:

  • Friday’s parade is cancelled.
  • Soccer matches this weekend are rescheduled to Thursday at 3 p.m. versus WCU, and with ETSU 4 p.m. Monday, both on WLI Field.
  • Other changes to game schedules will be posted here and on the Athletics website.

Changes to schedules or operations will be added to the top of this webpage, and will also be communicated via email, social media and BulldogAlerts.

The Citadel’s hurricane planning processes and resources

The safety of cadets, students, faculty and staff is always the college’s primary concern.

During inclement weather, The Citadel takes all actions necessary to ensure the well-being of the campus community and to protect facilities and resources.

The Office of the President, emergency response leaders and the Department of Public Safety monitor weather effects to campus 24 hours a day. Citadel Public Safety routinely notifies campus when inclement weather may impact campus, to include flooding caused by heavy rains and/or high tides.

As tropical systems develop, the college’s Crisis Management Team coordinates operational plans in conjunction with South Carolina and Charleston County emergency management officials.

As a storm or hurricane approaches, the campus community is notified well in advance of potential impacts. Updates are provided as situations develop.

If classes or campus events must be canceled, campus closes or an evacuation is ordered, The Citadel BulldogAlert system sends emergency messages via phone call, text message and email to subscribers as each development occurs. BulldogAlerts are also posted on this public page. All faculty, staff, cadets and students are strongly encouraged to subscribe to the BulldogAlert system. For information on how to subscribe, click here. Families are also welcome to subscribe.

Emergency notifications are also posted on The Citadel Today newsroom and on the college’s Facebook and Twitter pages as required.

Procedures while preparing for a hurricane

If the Governor of South Carolina or Charleston County Emergency Response Officials direct government offices to close or issue an evacuation order for the area, The Citadel will comply. The Citadel’s leadership team will keep cadets, students, faculty and staff informed of any closures or operational impacts on campus.

The Office of the Commandant of Cadets has plans in place for safe, orderly evacuation of cadets if directed.

If a decision is made to evacuate, the Commandant’s staff and cadet leadership execute procedures, including securing personal belongings, turning in rifles and an accountability system ensuring every cadet has transportation to a safe location. Plans and instructions for a rapid return once campus is safe and able to support the Corps are also passed to the campus community.

Cadets are responsible for keeping their families apprised of their whereabouts.

Faculty, staff and non-cadet students will have ample time to prepare for a storm and evacuate the region as required. 

Following an evacuation, return to work and reconstitution schedules will be communicated through the channels listed above.

The Citadel’s general hurricane and inclement weather procedural and policy information is here.

Continuity of Instruction if classes are canceled

In the event classes are canceled, The Citadel has a Continuity of Instruction (COI) plan.

If classes are canceled for five days or less, the college will make up those classes throughout the rest of the semester by teaching asynchronously. After more than five days, The Citadel will begin to teach synchronously as outlined in the COI. 

Cadets and students should watch for specific information regarding canceled labs or specialty classes.

If an evacuation is necessary, in-person classes will resume on the first school day following the reconstitution of the South Carolina Corps of Cadets.

For more information on the COI, click here.

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Information on Parents’ Weekend 2022 https://today.citadel.edu/information-on-parents-weekend-2022/ Wed, 21 Sep 2022 20:49:23 +0000 https://today.citadel.edu/?p=33079 Relatives and friends of the South Carolina Corps of Cadets will be welcomed to campus during The Citadel's annual Parents' Weekend on Friday, Oct. 7 - Sunday, Oct. 9.]]>

Relatives and friends of the South Carolina Corps of Cadets will be welcomed to campus during The Citadel’s annual Parents’ Weekend on Friday, Oct. 7 – Sunday, Oct. 9.

Highlights of the weekend include a Ring Presentation Ceremony for The Citadel Class of 2023, the promotion of fourth-class cadets from recruits to privates and a Saturday dress parade. There will also be a diverse range of religious services on Sunday, Oct. 9.

Another main event of the weekend will be when The Citadel takes on Furman University at Johnson Hagood Stadium. Kickoff is set for 2 p.m.

Due to construction related to the Capers Hall replacement project, parking on campus is extremely limited. Carpooling or travelling to campus via taxi, Uber, Lyft or other service is highly recommended.

Parents’ Weekend 2022 schedule

Friday, Oct. 7

10:30 a.m.Gen. Walters speaks during The Citadel Family Association annual meetingBuyer Auditorium in Mark Clark Hall
2:45 p.m. Seniors march to Summerall Chapel for the Ring PresentationSummerall Field
3 p.m.Class of 2022 Ring Presentation Ceremony – open only to cadetsSummerall Chapel
5 p.m.Ring ReceptionDeas Hall
6 p.m.Ring Ceremony, including the Ring walk-through and Junior Sword Arch performanceMcAlister Field House

Saturday, Oct. 8

8:30 – 10:15 a.m.All barracks open
(2nd Battalion Band rooms open to parents at 8 a.m.)
Pipe Band performs in barracks
8:45 a.m.Kelly Cup FinalsPadgett-Thomas Barracks quad
9:45 a.m.Rifle Legion Performance Padgett-Thomas Barracks quad
9:55 a.m.Freshmen Promotion ceremoniesAll barracks
11 a.m.Jeep review paradeSummerall Field
1 p.m.Formation and march to Johnson Hagood StadiumAcross campus
2 p.m.Bulldogs vs. Furman, Summerall Guards perform at halftimeJohnson Hagood Stadium

Sunday, Oct. 9

9 a.m.General Protestant worship with a Blessing of the Rings serviceSummerall Chapel
7 p.m.Catholic MassSummerall Chapel

The first Parents’ Day at The Citadel was held in 1934. Today it is one of the college’s four major weekends.

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Upcoming news from The Citadel – September 2022 https://today.citadel.edu/upcoming-news-from-the-citadel-september-2022/ Wed, 31 Aug 2022 21:21:57 +0000 https://today.citadel.edu/?p=32925 A look at some of the events happening on campus, including posthumous degree presentations, 100 Years on the Ashley, Constitution Day and more]]>

First parade of the year

Friday, Sept. 2
3:45 p.m.
Summerall Field
Free, open to the public

The Citadel will hold its first military dress parade of the year on Friday, Sept. 2, at 3:45 p.m.

During the parade, the winners of the President’s and Summerall Cup will be announced.

  • The President’s Cup is awarded annually to the cadet company earning the highest overall score in the areas of academics, military bearing, physical effectiveness, freshman retention, Regimental Commander’s Bowl and service learning. It is the highest honor that can be won by a cadet company.
  • The Charles P. Summerall Cup is presented annually by the Provost of the College to the cadet company with the highest grade point average as calculated from all classes of cadets assigned for the fall and spring semesters of the previous school year. This is the top unit academic award and is one of the criteria for the President’s Cup.

The tradition of parading troops can be traced back to the time of Alexander the Great, and the South Carolina Corps of Cadets’ Friday afternoon dress parades reflect those drill procedures and movements of the past.

Modern day dress parades are conducted to inspect troops, render honors, preserve tradition and foster espirit de corps. At various times throughout the year, parades are also used to present awards and recognize students, faculty, staff and other notable figures.

For more information, or to view the fall 2022 parade schedule, please visit the Parade Schedule webpage.

Posthumous degree presentation

Friday, Sept. 9
2:45 p.m.
Daniel Library, first floor
Free, open to media

For the first time in its history, The Citadel will present a posthumous degree to a former cadet.

The degree will be conferred to Lt. Col. George McMillan, a member of The Citadel Class of 1938, who was killed in action on Feb. 22, 1944.

McMillan attended The Citadel, but was six credits short of a degree when he accepted a slot in the Army Air Corps Aviation Cadet program, fulfilling his lifelong dream of being a military pilot.

Already recognized as a Distinguished Alumni of The Citadel, McMillan will be posthumously awarded his Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering at 2:45 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 9 in the Daniel Library.

In January 2022, The Citadel Board of Visitors voted to award McMillan the degree.

President’s List and gold star parade

Friday, Sept. 9
3:45 p.m.
Summerall Field
Free, open to the public

The second military dress parade of the year will honor those cadets and students who were named to the President’s List or who earned gold stars for superior academic performance.

The President’s List is one of the most distinguished cadet awards presented by The Citadel. It indicates excellence in academics and military duties.

Gold stars are awarded to cadets and students who have earned a grade point ratio of 3.7 or higher.

The tradition of parading troops can be traced back to the time of Alexander the Great, and the South Carolina Corps of Cadets’ Friday afternoon dress parades reflect those drill procedures and movements of the past.

Modern day dress parades are conducted to inspect troops, render honors, preserve tradition and foster espirit de corps. At various times throughout the year, parades are also used to present awards and recognize students, faculty, staff and other notable figures.

For more information, or to view the fall 2022 parade schedule, please visit the Parade Schedule webpage.

Overnight campus visit for prospective cadets

Thursday, Sept. 15 – Friday, Sept. 16
Various times
The Citadel campus
Free, open to high school seniors interested in joining the Corps of Cadets

Spots are now open for high school seniors interested in joining the South Carolina Corps of Cadets to attend the year’s first overnight, in-person visit.

Beginning with registration at 5 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 15, students will get to spend a night in the barracks and eat in the mess hall. On Friday, Sept. 16, parents and students will have the opportunity to learn more about:

  • The Citadel’s academic programs
  • ROTC opportunities
  • Cadet life
  • Financial Aid
  • Student Support Services

These visits are designed to offer a comprehensive overview of life at The Citadel.

To register for the Sept. 15-16 visit, click here.

Click here for other ways prospective cadets can visit The Citadel throughout the year.

Constitution Day events

Friday, Sept. 16 and Tuesday, Sept. 20
7 p.m.
Various locations on The Citadel campus
Free, open to the public

With national Constitution Day approaching on Sept. 17, the college continues to reinforce the importance of constitutional learning. The Citadel School of Humanities and Social Sciences is sponsoring two events. Both are free and open to the public.

The first is at 7 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 16 at the Swain Boating Center. There is free parking on campus. A virtual campus map is here.

Charles R. Kesler, Ph.D. — an expert in constitution law and the Dengler-Dykema Distinguished Professor of Government at Claremont McKenna College — will give a lecture titled “The Constitution and the Current Political Crisis.”

Kesler is the Dengler-Dykema Distinguished Professor of Government at Claremont McKenna College and the editor of the Claremont Review of Books. In 2018 he won the Bradley Prize, and in 2017 was named one of POLITICO’s fifty “key thinkers, doers and visionaries who are reshaping American politics and policy.” His most recent book is “Crisis of the Two Constitutions: The Rise, Decline, and Recovery of American Greatness.”

The second event will be at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 20 in Duckett Auditorium. It will be a public reading of the Constitution involving volunteers from across campus and the community; those wishing to volunteer should contact Professor Scott Segrest at ssegrest@citadel.edu. It will be followed by a discussion.

Both events are sponsored by the School of Humanities with generous support from the Henry and Jenny Johnson Endowment for Historical Studies.

Bulldogs on the Block

Saturday, Sept. 17
4 p.m.
Johnson Hagood Stadium
$5 tickets, open to the public (free for anyone with a Citadel ID)

On Saturday, Sept. 17, The Citadel Athletics will host “Bulldogs on the Block,” a one-day block party where members of the campus and Charleston community can gather to watch the Bulldogs’ away game.

The first event of its kind at The Citadel will feature the local cover band, Flash Mob, who will play starting at 4 p.m., local food trucks, beverages and a watch party of the Bulldogs Football against Mercer — streaming on the Class of 1973 Videoboard — starting at 6 p.m.

Gates at Johnson Hagood Stadium will open at 3:30 p.m.

Tickets are $5 for the public. Anyone with a Citadel ID can get in for free, but those tickets must be claimed in advance at the ticket office in McAlister Field House.

Click here to purchase tickets.

100 Years on the Ashley celebrations

Friday, Sept. 23
Various times
Various locations
Free, open to the public

After moving from its initial location at Marion Square, The Citadel’s new campus officially opened on Sept. 20, 1922.

This year, on Friday, Sept. 23 at 3:45 p.m., The Citadel will mark its campus centennial during the South Carolina Corps of Cadets military dress parade.

The Citadel is a proud neighbor of the Citadel of Charleston, and all Charleston residents are invited to attend parade.

The tradition of parading troops can be traced back to the time of Alexander the Great, and the South Carolina Corps of Cadets’ Friday afternoon dress parades reflect those drill procedures and movements of the past.

Modern day dress parades are conducted to inspect troops, render honors, preserve tradition and foster espirit de corps. At various times throughout the year, parades are also used to present awards and recognize students, faculty, staff and other notable figures.

For more information, or to view the fall 2022 parade schedule, please visit the Parade Schedule webpage.

The Citadel Athletics and sports

To purchase tickets, please call 843-953-3647 or visit citadelsports.com/tickets. Media should contact John Brush, Assistant AD for Athletic Communications

The Brent Thompson Coach’s Show Presented by Cutwater 

Every Wednesday, starting Sept. 7
7 p.m.
Sportsbook of Charleston, Tanger Outlets
Free admission

This event will feature the radio show of The Citadel’s Head Football Coach, Brent Thompson. A $10 burger special and giveaways will also be at each event. 

The Citadel Soccer vs. USC-Upstate 

Friday, Sept. 2
2 p.m.
Johnson Hagood Stadium
Free admission

The Citadel Football vs. ETSU – Military and First Responder Appreciation / Track and Field, Cross Country and Rifle Legacy Day 

Saturday, Sept. 10
4 p.m.
Johnson Hagood Stadium
Tickets starting at $17

The Citadel Athletics is celebrating our US Military Members and First Responders. The home opener for The Citadel Bulldogs will include gate displays, pre-game and in-game recognitions. Athletics will be collecting images of US Military Members and First Responders to show on the videoboard at the game. Send pictures of you, your friends or family serving our country & community to sportmarketing@citadel.edu to be shown on the videoboard during pregame. All pictures must be submitted by 5 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 8. 

The first of two Legacy Days will be celebrated as the Bulldogs take on the Buccaneers. Track and Field, Cross Country and Rifle alumni will be welcomed back to The Citadel and celebrated throughout the game. Alumni of theses respective sports are asked to click here to RSVP and purchase tickets for the event.

The Citadel Soccer vs. Charleston Southern 

Tuesday, Sept. 13
4 p.m.
Washington Light Infantry Field
Free admission

Citadel women’s rugby home match

Saturday, Sept. 17
10:30 a.m.
Summerall Field
Free admission

Citadel Women’s ruby will have a round robin match with both College of Charleston and Coastal Carolina University. These will be shortened games aimed at giving all teams a chance to play before conference matches begin.

The Citadel Soccer vs. South Carolina State 

Tuesday, Sept. 20
4 p.m.
Washington Light Infantry Field
Free admission

The Citadel Soccer vs. Western Carolina 

Friday, Sept. 30
4 p.m.
Washington Light Infantry Field
Free admission

The Citadel Volleyball vs. Western Carolina 

Friday, Sept. 30
6 p.m.
McAlister Field House
Free admission

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Three Ukrainian cadet-recruits begin academic careers as their nation marks its Independence Day https://today.citadel.edu/three-ukrainian-cadet-recruits-begin-academic-careers-as-their-nation-marks-its-independence-day/ Wed, 24 Aug 2022 18:28:36 +0000 https://today.citadel.edu/?p=32889 The first day of classes is especially important to three Ukrainian cadet-recruits who arrived on campus as part of the Class of 2026.]]>

The Citadel Foundation and The Citadel Alumni Association make three full scholarships possible

The first day of classes at The Citadel is an important day for members of the South Carolina Corps of Cadets. But it is especially important to three Ukrainian cadet-recruits who arrived on campus as part of the Class of 2026.

As Ukraine marks its Independence Day on August 24, these three cadet-recruits officially begin their academic careers having overcome the obstacles of Challenge Week with other members of their class.

The Class of 2026 is the first to include cadet-recruits from Ukraine.

“As an independent nation, Ukraine is only 31 years old,” said The Citadel President Gen. Glenn Walters, USMC (Ret.), ’79. “The nation has a long cultural history already, but we want to ensure it also has a long, politically independent history. We announced The Citadel Support for Ukraine Scholarship for this exact reason — to help prepare the future leaders of Ukraine, either for the Armed Services or civilian life.”

The Citadel Support for Ukraine Scholarship was originally available to only two Ukrainian citizens affected by the war. However, thanks to generous donations through The Citadel Foundation, as well as a vote by The Citadel Alumni Association’s Board of Directors to provide additional funding, the Military College of South Carolina was able to offer three scholarships.

In addition to these efforts, during The Citadel Foundation’s fifth annual Giving Day — a 24-hour effort in May to raise funds for the college — an anonymous donor announced a significant matching gift that helped raise support and awareness, yielding approximately $230,000 in total contributions to the scholarship fund.

The scholarships cover full tuition, room, board, fees and provide services, such as housing, during furloughs and breaks when The Citadel is out of session.

To read more about The Citadel’s announcement of the scholarship, click here.

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A message from the Commandant about cadet uniforms https://today.citadel.edu/a-message-from-the-commandant-about-cadet-uniforms/ Mon, 15 Aug 2022 18:18:16 +0000 https://today.citadel.edu/?p=32867 Due to supply chain issues, the Corps of Cadets will temporarily wear ACU/OCPs three days a week: Monday, Wednesday and Thursday.]]>

Cadets,

The Citadel’s cadet uniforms vendor recently informed us they are experiencing supply chain issues and will not be able to provide the class of 2026 with their full standard-issue clothing at the beginning of the semester.

Though this issue is not of our making, we are actively working to mitigate the impact while maintaining the standards of the Corps.

Members of the Class of 2026 were issued two duty shirts and two duty trousers when they arrived on campus this Saturday.

For that reason, the Corps of Cadets will temporarily wear ACU/OCPs three days a week: Monday, Wednesday and Thursday.

We are working with the vendor and plan to resolve this issue by the end of the semester. Once remedied, the Corps will return to the original uniform schedule, wearing ACU/OCPs on Monday and Thursday and duty uniforms on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday.

For the upper-class cadets: As you prepare to return to campus, I ask you to bring back your uniforms from previous years, including bathrobes and other Citadel-issued apparel. Doing so will ensure the entire Corps is able to manage throughout this temporary inconvenience. Additionally, there are uniforms available in the cadet thrift store should you need to replace any of your previously issued clothing.

Thank you for your cooperation and understanding. I look forward to your return.

Very Respectfully,

Col. Tom Gordon, USMC (Ret.), ’91
The Citadel
Commandant of Cadets

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Learning to lead: cadets get specialized training to guide the next generation of Citadel cadets https://today.citadel.edu/learning-to-lead-cadets-get-specialized-training-to-guide-the-next-generation-of-citadel-cadets/ Wed, 10 Aug 2022 21:12:02 +0000 https://today.citadel.edu/?p=32837 The group of cadets tasked with instructing the incoming class returned to campus early in order to get the training that will make them effective leaders.]]>

A key component of leadership is sacrifice.

Rather than spending a long summer at home, the cadre — the group of cadets tasked with instructing the incoming class — volunteered to return to campus early in order to get the training that will make them effective leaders.

A marquee event of the weeks-long training is a Leadership Training Exercise, or LTE, sponsored by the Class of 1970.

This year, more than 600 cadets participated in the LTE on campus, from 4:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 6.

Consisting of eight different stations — ranging from an obstacle course to pugil sticks — the LTE is a rigorous and demanding event, designed to develop their professionalism, improve their teamwork, and instill empathy.

“The intent is to push the cadre to their limits so they remember what it is like to be a freshmen undergoing challenge week,” said The Citadel Commandant of Cadets Col. Tom Gordon, USMC (Ret.), ’91. “The Class of 1970’s vision of creating a living legacy, by investing in the professional development of the cadre, is already bearing fruit. By investing in the professionalization of the process you improve the product.”

The cadre will use the training they received over the summer to guide the Class of 2026 throughout their knob year.

Before the start of classes on August 24, the freshmen will complete Challenge Week — when they are introduced to the military lifestyle, environment and routine. The Citadel’s Fourth-Class System uses intentionally designed developmental stress and rigid discipline to accelerate learning. Knobs are taught how to wear their uniforms, drill, clean their rooms and barracks, and become familiar with customs and courtesies.

“Our biggest goal is to develop principled leaders — that’s what The Citadel’s mission is and that’s what our mission as cadets is to do,” said Cadet Brandon Johnson, regimental commander for the Class of 2023. “So that stress and not knowing what is coming next feels uncomfortable in the moment, but it’s incredibly beneficial for the freshmen cadet because it teaches them how to be a leader. The freshmen year is the building block for the rest of their cadet careers.”

Click here to see highlights from last year when cadre traveled to Parris Island for their LTE, also thanks to sponsorship from the Class of 1970.

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Preparing to welcome the Class of 2026 https://today.citadel.edu/preparing-to-welcome-the-class-of-2026/ Tue, 09 Aug 2022 21:05:50 +0000 https://today.citadel.edu/?p=32818 Members of The Citadel Class of 2026 -- which will be one of the largest classes in the college's history -- will arrive on campus Saturday, Aug. 13.]]>

Matriculation information for the freshmen class

Members of The Citadel Class of 2026 — which will be one of the largest classes in the college’s history — will arrive on campus Saturday, Aug. 13.

The new members of The Citadel Family will be coming to Charleston, South Carolina from approximately 38 states and 10 different countries.

From 7 – 10 a.m., the approximately 800 cadet-recruits will begin their Citadel journey at the Holliday Alumni Center (number 56 on the college’s virtual map) where they will pick up their company assignment packets before going to their barracks.

Vehicles will line up for check in at the Johnson Hagood Stadium parking lots near the HAC. The best address to enter the line will be 266 Fishburne St. Traffic will be heavy and parking will be limited, so families are asked to restrict themselves to one car per incoming cadet; additional vehicles may go directly to the main campus for parking.

At the barracks, The Citadel Family Association will have parents of upper-class cadets helping move the freshmen into their rooms. Parents of incoming cadet-recruits are also welcome to accompany their cadets to their rooms on the upper floors of each of the five barracks. All parents and visitors must be out of the barracks by 10 a.m.

Watch the Oath Ceremony livestream

The Oath Ceremony for The Citadel Class of 2026 will be live streamed on the college’s Facebook and on YouTube beginning at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 15. The class will stand on Summerall Field and take an oath pledging to abide by the college’s core values of honor, duty and respect as future members of the South Carolina Corps of Cadets.

Before arriving on Saturday

Click here for list of items, provided by the Office of the Commandant, that incoming cadet-recruits should bring with them.
  • Twelve [12] white, cotton, crew-neck tee shirts
  • Twelve [12] pairs of white cotton underwear
  • One [1] pair of “long johns”
  • Six (6) pairs of black crew length socks – cotton socks are recommended
  • Six (6) pairs of plain white athletic ankle socks – (socks must be void of visible logos or color, and must cover the protruding anklebone)
  • Four (4) pairs of Boot Socks – Dri-Comfort Combat Over the Calf Padded Leg Boot Socks – Coyote Brown
  • One [1] bathing suit, solid black or navy blue (female: conservative one piece)
  • One [1] pair of shower shoes (black)
  • Six [6] white, cotton towels
  • Six [6] washcloths
  • Six [6] white handkerchiefs
  • One [1] iron with ironing board (full or travel size)
  • One [1] pair of good running shoes in a subdued color such as white, navy or black (may have contrasting trim)
  • Three [3] pairs of black compression shorts (cotton spandex) for wear with physical training uniform (optional)
  • One [1] overnight bag for additional items that will be kept on top of the full press (may not exceed 24″L x 12″H x 18″W)
  • One [1] pair of conservative style pajamas (optional)
  • Two [2] mouthpieces
  • Bedding: All cadets are required to furnish their own bed linens except for the bedspread and blanket, which will be issued.
  • Four [4] white, non-fitted sheets for a regular size single (twin) bed mattress. You may use regular or extra-long sheets. Additionally, we do not recommend purchasing very expensive sheets
  • One [1] standard sized pillow
  • Four [4] white pillow cases
  • Toiletries
  • School supplies
  • Additional items for female cadets:
    • Five [5] white, beige, or skin-colored regular bras
    • Five [5] white or beige sports bras
  • Labeling clothes:
    • As a time saving measure, though not mandatory, it would be helpful to write your last name and first two initials in your clothing using a permanent marker. The location of the name should be inconspicuous when the garment is worn
    • Household linens such as towels, sheets, and pillowcases should not be labeled. The Cadet Laundry will affix a permanent label to these items

For more information on what items are required or optional, click here and select “Annex A.” More information to prepare for Matriculation Day may also be found at that link.

Information for media

Members of the media are welcome on campus Matriculation Day (with an escort from The Citadel Office of Communications and Marketing) from 7:15 – 10:00 a.m. on Saturday Aug. 13. Before arrival, please contact Zach Watson at zwatson2@citadel.edu, or text or call 843-814-9410 to get parking and meeting locations.

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Medal of Honor recipients speak to incoming Citadel freshman https://today.citadel.edu/medal-of-honor-recipients-speak-to-incoming-citadel-freshman/ Thu, 21 Jul 2022 14:39:09 +0000 https://today.citadel.edu/?p=32759 Medal of Honor recipients Walter “Joe” Marm and James McCloughan spoke to the future cadets about leadership.]]>

As seen on WCBD-TV, by Forrest Tucker

Incoming Citadel cadets preparing for their first semester had two very important visitors on Wednesday.

Medal of Honor recipients Retired Army Colonel Walter “Joe” Marm and Retired Specialist Fifth Class James McCloughan spoke to the future cadets about leadership.

“Take care of your troops. You take care of them and they’re going to take care of you,” said Marm, who left from Charleston to fight in Vietnam in 1965. “Just do the best you can, lead by example and don’t ask your men and women to do anything you wouldn’t want to do yourself.”

“If you realize that nobody in this room is better than any other person you will have success in life,” said McCloughan.

The two recipients, and many others, are in Charleston for the Congressional Medal of Honor Society’s Citizen’s Awards. They were greeted with rounds of applause from the future freshman, who will return to campus shortly for Matriculation Day.

“It’s just such a great opportunity to see what the epitome of servant leadership looks like,” said Senior Cadet Jacob Garrett, who is in his second summer leading a squad of future cadets in the Citadel Success Institute.

The program that Marm and McCloughan were dropping by for is a summer transition program to prepare future cadets for life at the Citadel.

Garrett says that future and current cadets learn many lessons from having Medal of Honor recipients come to Charleston.

“Leadership is never about you. It’s about serving those around you. Secondly, the right thing is never the easiest thing to do,” said Garrett.

Marm’s message to the incoming cadets is to do the best they can when they are called to lead.

“I hated war, but I loved my troops. That’s very important,” said Marm.

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Getting the most out of MUSC’s partnership with The Citadel https://today.citadel.edu/getting-the-most-out-of-muscs-partnership-with-the-citadel/ Wed, 20 Jul 2022 21:14:50 +0000 https://today.citadel.edu/?p=32749 All cadets should sign up for MUSC’s “MyChart” before arriving for the fall semester to take full advantage of these new services and receive quick and timely treatment.]]>

As members of the South Carolina Corps of Cadets return to campus this fall, they will find new support and services offered by the Infirmary, made possible by the college’s new partnership with the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC).

All cadets should sign up for MUSC’s “MyChart” before arriving for the fall semester to take full advantage of these new services and receive quick and timely treatment when they return to campus.

Creating a MyChart account and uploading insurance information directly into that account will expedite a cadet’s first visit to the newly reorganized Infirmary.

MUSC officially took over Infirmary operations on July 1, 2022. The expanded services offered through the partnership will include access to MUSC’s 24/7 Virtual Urgent Care platform, improved availability to clinical care and integrated imaging, and lab and pharmacy services. Unlike many other colleges, The Citadel’s Infirmary will provide primary medical care, diagnostic tests and treatments, wellness education, and inpatient care when needed.

How to download the MyChart app and create an account

  1. Scan the QR code below to download the app, or visit mychart.muschealth.com
  2. Click ‘Create Your Account
  3. Scroll to the bottom and select ‘Sign Up Online’ (located below ‘Don’t Have a Code?’)
  4. Complete the steps to set up your MyChart account.
  5. Important: Please be sure to upload your picture ID and insurance information to your account.

Questions? Please contact:

MUSC MyChart Support
Information Solutions
MUSCmychartsupport@musc.edu
Phone: 843-792-3111
Fax: 843-876-5703

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The Citadel holds connection to new Netflix movie starring Colin Firth, Matthew Macfadyen https://today.citadel.edu/the-citadel-holds-connection-to-new-netflix-movie-starring-colin-firth-matthew-macfadyen/ Wed, 29 Jun 2022 20:15:49 +0000 https://today.citadel.edu/?p=32661 A new movie features a World War II submarine which has been part of a monument on The Citadel campus for decades.]]>

As seen on WCIV – ABC News 4

new movie features a World War II submarine which has been part of a monument on The Citadel campus for decades.

The movie — Operation Mincemeat — stars Colin Firth, Matthew Macfadyen, and Kelly Macdonald. It’s based on a true story of British spies during to deceive the Nazis and alter the course of World War II.

The Seraph, a British submarine, was used on multiple missions, including Operation Mincemeat, The Citadel officials said.

The Seraph monument at The Citadel was built in the 1960s. It is the only shore installation in the U.S. where the Royal Navy ensign is permanently flown in honor of the cooperation between the U.S. and U.K.

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