The Citadel

The Military College of South Carolina

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Summerall Chapel Columbarium

Inurnment of Human Cremains at the Memorial Bell Tower Columbarium Policy

Due to Bell Tower renovations, the Bell Tower will be off limits for visitation.
We apologize for any inconvienence this may cause. Your safety is our upmost concern.
Inurnments will still be conducted.

Only the following will be eligible for inurnment in the columbarium:

  • Those individuals who have graduated from The Citadel, and their designated family members.
  • Enrolled students at The Citadel who die before graduation. 
  • Former students of The Citadel who did not graduate, but who were called to active duty and died while on active duty. 
  • Faculty or staff members with twenty-eight (28) years of service to The Citadel.
     

Eligible individuals or their families may reserve a niche by payment of the designated fees and the execution of required documents at the time of purchase.  The honoree or the family of the honoree can stipulate the use of the second niche at the time of purchase.  The right to use the niches may not be sold, assigned or transferred in any way. 

Each niche will be covered with a suitable plate, uniform in size, which shall be engraved with the name, dates of birth and death.  Honorees or their families will have the option of selecting a niche at the time of purchase.  Otherwise, niches will be assigned by the college.

The Chaplain to Corps of Cadets and Director of Religious Activities shall be responsible for contracting with individuals who desire to be inurned in the Memorial Bell Tower Columbarium or the representative of individuals eligible for inurnment in the Memorial Bell Tower Columbarium.  The Chaplain to Corps of Cadets and Director of Religious Activities shall develop such contracts and additional policies as shall be necessary to implement this Memorandum. 

Contact . . . . Ms. Geri Jones, Administrative Assistant (843) 953-5049, for more information.

The full policy can be found at the Inurnment of Human Cremains at the Memorial Bell Tower Columbarium policy site.

 

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