Information on Parents’ Weekend 2022

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 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.