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Visiting The Citadel

The Office of Admissions hosts prospective cadets on campus several times each year for regularly-scheduled Pre-Knob Overnight Visits and daily for individual visits and campus tours.  High School groups are also welcome to visit.  

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Pre-KnobPre-Knob Overnight Visits. The Pre-Knob Program is a rare opportunity for a non-cadet to observe the cadet lifestyle firsthand. In addition to receiving a Knob host, Pre-Knobs spend the night in the barracks, eat in the Mess Hall, and attend classes.

preknobParents also receive a special orientation program geared specifically toward future knob parents (information on academics, financial aid, cadet lifestyle, etc.).

Eligibility.  Fall Pre-Knob events: Open to any one who has applied for admission (acceptance is not required).  Spring Pre-Knob events: Reserved for accepted applicants.

Sample schedules (pdf): Students |.Parents

Fall 2018 (must be an applicant)
20-21 September
4-5 October
25-26 October 
 29-30 November
Spring 2019 (must be academically-accepted)
24-25 January
 7-8 February
21-22 March 
 11-12 April
You must log-in to your student account to register.

Individual Visits: Individual visits are open to all prospective cadets and their families. These visits include an informal interview with an admissions officer and a cadet-guided campus tour. Appointments are recommended. Choose from the following times: 

Summer Schedule
7 May - 10 August
  Monday - Thursday
Interviews   Tours
1030 (10:30 a.m.)   1100 (11:00 p.m.) 
1300 (1:00 p.m.)    
1400 (2:00 p.m.)    1430 (2:30 p.m.) 
Interviews    Tours
0930 (9:30 a.m.)   1000 (10:00 p.m.)

To schedule an individual visit, please call (800) 868-1842 and choose option one (1) for the Office of Admissions, or you may e-mail the Office of Admissions to arrange your individual visit.

High School Group Visits: Student groups are also welcome to make a weekday visit to The Citadel.  Such visits can include a short information presentation and Q/A session prior to a guided tour of campus.  To arrange a visit for a high school group, please contact Major Jeff Price in the Office of Admissions.

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