Parents Weekend – The Citadel Today https://today.citadel.edu Mon, 26 Sep 2022 21:13:51 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.8.5 https://today.citadel.edu/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/Citadel-Favion-new-150x150.png Parents Weekend – The Citadel Today https://today.citadel.edu 32 32 144096890 Information on Parents’ Weekend 2022 https://today.citadel.edu/information-on-parents-weekend-2022/ Wed, 21 Sep 2022 20:49:23 +0000 https://today.citadel.edu/?p=33079 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.]]>

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

10:30 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.

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Preparing for Parents’ Weekend 2021 https://today.citadel.edu/preparing-for-parents-weekend-2021/ Thu, 30 Sep 2021 13:08:07 +0000 https://today.citadel.edu/?p=27247 Relatives and friends will be welcomed to the college campus during The Citadel’s annual Parents’ Weekend Friday, Oct. 1 – Sunday, Oct. 3. ]]>

Relatives and friends will be welcomed to the college campus during The Citadel’s annual Parents’ Weekend Friday, Oct. 1 – Sunday, Oct. 3.

Highlights of the weekend include a Ring Presentation Ceremony for The Citadel Class of 2022, 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. 14.

Another main event of the weekend will be when The Citadel welcomes Virginia Military Institute to Johnson Hagood Staduim for the Military Classic of the South. The fight for the Silver Shako begins at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 2.

Though they are currently required in many locations on campus, masks will be optional for those attending the Ring Presentation, the Ring Ceremony and the Blessing of the Rings Sunday service.

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. Additionally, construction may affect access to campus through Hagood Ave. and Elmwood St.; visitors should plan accordingly.

Parents’ Weekend 2021 schedule

Friday, Oct. 1

10:30 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 Presentation Summerall 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 a Junior Sword Arch performanceMcAlister Fieldhouse

Saturday, Oct. 2

8:30 –
10:30 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
10:10 a.m.Freshmen Promotion ceremoniesAll barracks
11 a.m.Dress paradeSummerall Field
1 p.m.Formation and march to Johnson Hagood StadiumAcross campus
2 p.m.Bulldogs vs. VMIJohnson Hagood Stadium

Sunday, Oct. 3

8 a.m.Catholic MassSummerall Chapel
10 a.m.General Protestant worship with a Blessing of the Rings serviceSummerall Chapel
After serviceReceptionBuyer Auditorium in Mark Clark Hall

The first Parents’ Day at The Citadel was held in 1934. Today it is one of the college’s four major weekends.

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