Alumni are welcomed back to The Citadel for Homecoming 2019
During the last weekend of October, The Citadel and The Citadel Alumni Association (CAA) will hold one of the college’s biggest events of the year on campus.
Beginning on Thursday, Oct. 24, The Citadel will host various Homecoming festivities, including a football game against Mercer.
This will be the 50th reunion for The Citadel Class of 1969. It will also be the 40th reunion for the Class of 1979, to which belongs Citadel president, Gen. Glenn Walters.
A schedule of events for this year’s Homecoming is below:
Thursday, Oct. 24
|3 – 5:30 p.m.||Stray Dog Society, Big Red Flag Cruise||City Marina|
|6 – 9 p.m.||Junior Sword Drill, JSA Reunion||Holliday Alumni Center|
Friday, Oct. 25
|7:30 – 5 p.m.||29th Annual Homecoming Golf Tournament, hosted by The Citadel Brigadier Foundation||Patriots Point Links|
|10 a.m. – 12 p.m.||CAA Annual Meeting and Awards||Holliday Alumni Center|
|3 – 5 p.m.||Citadel vs. Furman Soccer Game||WLI Field|
|3 – 5 p.m.||Swain Family School of Science & Mathematics Alumni Reception||Grimsley Hall|
|3:30 – 4:30 p.m.||Alumni Memorial Service||Summerall Chapel|
|5:10 p.m.||Memorial Parade||Summerall Field|
|5:45 – 7 p.m.||Citadel Young Alumni Reception||Holliday Alumni Center|
|7 – 11 p.m.||Stray Dog Society, Jamboree||Port Terminal Charleston|
Saturday, Oct. 26
|8 – 9 a.m.||CAA Past Presidents Breakfast (private)||Holliday Alumni Center|
|8 a.m. – 2 p.m.||The Citadel Archives and Museum holds open house||Daniel Library|
|8:30 – 10 a.m.||Open Barracks||Cadet Barracks|
|8:50 a.m.||Summerall Guards Performance||Summerall Field|
|11 a.m.||Homecoming Review Parade||Summerall Field|
|11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.||School of Engineering Alumni BBQ||Grimsley Hall|
|12 – 2 p.m.||CAA Tailgate||Holliday Alumni Center|
|2 p.m.||Citadel vs. Mercer Football Game||Johnson Hagood Stadium|
Sunday, Oct. 27
|10 a.m.||Protestant Service||Mark Clark Hall, Buyer Auditorium|
|2 – 4 p.m.||Citadel vs. Wofford Soccer Game||Washington Light Infantry Field|
As early as the Class of 1886, Citadel graduates have been holding reunions on campus to celebrate their achievements and catch up with their classmates. The first homecoming football game was on Oct. 25, 1924. According to newspaper reports at the time, The Citadel played Furman in Hampton Park and graduates had a barbeque picnic on Indian Hill.