Citadel Homecoming 2019

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.

Gen. Glenn Walters shaking cadet's hand during Homecoming 2018
Gen. Glenn Walters shaking cadet’s hand during Homecoming 2018

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 CruiseCity Marina
6 – 9 p.m.Junior Sword Drill, JSA ReunionHolliday 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 AwardsHolliday 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, JamboreePort 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 houseDaniel Library
8:30 – 10 a.m.Open BarracksCadet Barracks
8:50 a.m.Summerall Guards PerformanceSummerall Field
11 a.m.Homecoming Review ParadeSummerall Field
11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.School of Engineering Alumni BBQGrimsley Hall
12 – 2 p.m.    CAA TailgateHolliday Alumni Center
2 p.m.      Citadel vs. Mercer Football Game Johnson Hagood Stadium

Sunday, Oct. 27

10 a.m.Protestant ServiceMark 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.

The Citadel football team, 1906
The Citadel football team, 1906