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The Gathering

5:30 p.m.
Friday, Aug. 10
Summerall Chapel
Free and open to the public

The Gathering is a non-denominational convocation held each fall at Summerall Chapel to introduce incoming freshman and their families to The Citadel’s campus clergy and religious activities. This year, the event will begin with a religious service at 5:30 p.m. and will conclude with an opportunity to meet the many pastors and religious leaders on campus.

Matriculation DayMatriculation Day

7 – 9:30 a.m.
Saturday, Aug. 11
Holliday Alumni Center
Open to the media; RSVP is required

Incoming freshman from around the country will report to campus on Matriculation Day to begin their classical military training.

Cadet recruits will arrive at the Holliday Alumni Center between 7 and 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 11 to be assigned to their company. They will then proceed onto campus to their respective barracks, receive room assignments and physical training uniforms and say goodbye to their families before beginning orientation and training.

Media on campus requires an escort. To coordinate a campus escort, please contact the media relations team at 843-814-9410.

For more information, or to view the full schedule, please visit the Matriculation Day webpage.

Cadets Oath CeremonyOath Ceremony

5:30 p.m.
Monday, Aug. 13
Summerall Field
Free and open to the public

The Oath Ceremony for The Citadel Class of 2022 will begin at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 13. The class of more than 800 freshman cadet candidates will stand on Summerall Field and take an oath pledging to abide by the values of honor, duty and respect as future members of the South Carolina Corps of Cadets.

At the end of the school year, the freshman cadets will participate in the Oath Renewal on the Green ceremony at Marion Square on Recognition Day.

Feast of the Assumption

7 p.m.
Wednesday, Aug. 15
Summerall Chapel
Free and open to the public

A celebration of the assumption of Mary into heaven will take place at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 15 at Summerall Chapel.

According to the beliefs of the Catholic Church, Eastern Orthodoxy, Oriental Orthodoxy and parts of Anglicanism, the assumption of Mary into heaven is the bodily taking up of the Virgin Mary into Heaven at the end of her earthly life.

Citadel Bulldogs Mascot SpikeMeet the Bulldogs

10 a.m. – Noon
Saturday, Aug. 25
Johnson Hagood Stadium
Free and open to the public

Join Citadel Athletics and cadet-athletes for a morning of fun at Meet the Bulldogs, presented by Live 5 News and Pepsi.

The event will offer an opportunity to meet players and coaches, receive autographs on 2018 team posters and play on the football field.

For more information on attending the meet-and-greet, please visit The Citadel Athletics website.

Catholic Reconciliation and Mass

6:30 – 8 p.m.
Sunday, Aug. 26
Summerall Chapel
Free and open to the public

The first Catholic service of the semester will be held on Sunday, Aug. 26 at Summerall Chapel. Reconciliation will begin at 6:30 p.m. followed by Mass at 7 p.m.

Reverend Monsignor Donald Anthony Droze will preside over the Mass. Droze currently serves as vicar general for the Diocese of Charleston.

Summerall Protestant Service

10 a.m.
Sunday, Aug. 26
Summerall Chapel
Free and open to the public

The first General Protestant service of the semester will be held on Sunday, Aug. 26 at Summerall Chapel. A time of fellowship will follow the service.

General Protestant services will be held every Sunday during the fall semester at Summerall Chapel. Communion will generally take place on the first Sunday of the month.

Cadet ParadeAwards Parade

3:45 p.m.
Friday, Aug. 31
Summerall Field
Free and open to the public

Watch from the stands as cadets march in formation onto Summerall Field for the first dress parade of the fall semester.

The tradition of parading troops can be traced back to the time of Alexander the Great, and the South Carolina Corps of Cadets’ Friday afternoon dress parades reflect those drill procedures and movements of the past.

Modern day dress parades are conducted to inspect troops, render honors, preserve tradition and foster espirit de corps. At various times throughout the year, parades are also used to present awards and recognize students, faculty, staff and other notable figures.

For more information, or to view the fall 2018 and spring 2019 semester parade schedules, please visit the Parade Schedule webpage.

Important dates ahead

Parents’ Weekend – Oct. 12-14
Leadership Day – Oct. 17
Homecoming Weekend – Nov. 9-11
Fall Furlough – Nov. 16-25
Winter Furlough – Dec. 13-Jan. 6

Mike Brady Teaches Intel ClassAugust feature from The Citadel Experts Guide

The Citadel Experts Guide is a resource for journalists, researchers, K-12 teachers and community organizations looking for professors and staff who are leading influencers in their fields of interest. An expert is introduced in each edition of Upcoming News from The Citadel.

Lt. Col. Michael Brady, USA (Ret.) is The Citadel fellow of Intelligence and Security Studies.

He is a 1990 graduate of The Citadel, Marine Corps Command and General Staff College, Joint Forces Staff College, U.S. Army Airborne School and U.S. Army Ranger School. He also earned his M.S. in Strategic Intelligence from the National Intelligence University in Washington, D.C. in 2003.

Brady has performed a wide variety of tactical and strategic intelligence functions including long-range surveillance, interrogation and predictive analysis. Additionally, he served as the director for the Presidential Emergency Operations Center in the White House during the 9/11 attacks.

His areas of expertise include emerging intelligence threats, intelligence collection systems and programs, intelligence successes and failures and intelligence support to national policy making.

Brady shared his experiences and expertise in his first novel, “Into the Shadows: The Fever,” which was released in late 2017. His second novel, “Into the Shadows: Assassination Corps,” will be available for purchase in September.

He will also be among Intelligence and Security Studies faculty helping lead the 2018 Intelligence and Cybersecurity Conference on Sept. 25 and 26.