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 meeting||Buyer Auditorium in Mark Clark Hall|
|2:45 p.m.||Seniors march to Summerall Chapel for the Ring Presentation||Summerall Field|
|3 p.m.||Class of 2022 Ring Presentation Ceremony – open only to cadets||Summerall Chapel|
|5 p.m.||Ring Reception||Deas Hall|
|6 p.m.||Ring Ceremony, including the Ring walk-through and Junior Sword Arch performance||McAlister 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 Finals||Padgett-Thomas Barracks quad|
|9:45 a.m.||Rifle Legion Performance||Padgett-Thomas Barracks quad|
|9:55 a.m.||Freshmen Promotion ceremonies||All barracks|
|11 a.m.||Jeep review parade||Summerall Field|
|1 p.m.||Formation and march to Johnson Hagood Stadium||Across campus|
|2 p.m.||Bulldogs vs. Furman, Summerall Guards perform at halftime||Johnson Hagood Stadium|
Sunday, Oct. 9
|9 a.m.||General Protestant worship with a Blessing of the Rings service||Summerall Chapel|
|7 p.m.||Catholic Mass||Summerall Chapel|
The first Parents’ Day at The Citadel was held in 1934. Today it is one of the college’s four major weekends.