Long Gray Line parade scheduled for May 7 to celebrate Class of 2021

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Event open to family members of graduating cadets only

Photo above: The Citadel Class of 2019 Long Gray Line parade

One of the most anticipated events of a cadet’s experience at The Citadel is the Long Gray Line military dress parade.

This historic milestone marks the successful completion of a cadet’s rigorous academic, leadership and military training at the Military College of South Carolina. In addition, it celebrates a cadet’s transition to becoming a member of the college’s Long Gray Line, the closely bonded alumni of The Citadel going all the way back to its mid-1800s roots.

Members of the South Carolina Corps of Cadets Class of 2021, led by Cadet Col. Nick Piacentini, regimental commander, will enjoy this tradition at 3:45 p.m. on Friday, May 7, 2021, on Summerall Field.

Due to the current pandemic conditions, there are special restrictions surrounding the parade:

-Only family members of graduating cadets are permitted to attend
-There will be no bleacher seating
-Family member may view the parade from these locations: Ave. of Remembrance, Lee and Jenkins Avenues (virtual map here)
-Parking is available on campus in open spaces that are not reserved handicap parking spaces, first come, first-served
-Viewing from the Jones Ave. side of the field will be restricted to faculty and staff only (display I.D.)
-Facemasks are required to be worn by everyone on campus

Long Grey Line parade, The Citadel Class of 2019

Members of the media wishing to cover the parade are asked to email kkeelor@citadel.edu in advance.

Find information about The Citadel Class of 2021 commencement ceremonies at this link.