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Parade Schedule

The tradition of parading troops can be traced back to the time of Alexander the Great. Drill procedures and movements on the parade field are identical to the tactical maneuvers employed on the battlefield in the past.

U.S. military reviews and parades began at Valley Forge. At that time, brigades of soldiers were formed in order of battle. Modern day ceremonies are conducted to inspect troops, render honors, preserve tradition, and foster espirit de corps. At various times throughout the year The Citadel's parades are used to present awards and recognize students, faculty, staff and other notable people.

Citadel parades are free to attend and open to the public.

*Please note that parade times are subject to change. Check back for updates.Citadel parade schedule

Fall Semester 2018

 August 31 3:45 p.m. - Awards Parade
September 7 3:45 p.m. - Awards Parade
  14 3:45 p.m. - Retreat Parade
  21 3:45 p.m. - Retreat Parade
  28 3:45 p.m. - Retreat Parade
October 5 3:45 p.m. - Retreat Parade
  12  No Parade
  13 11 a.m. - Parents Weekend
  19 No Parade
  26 3:45 p.m. - Retreat Parade
November 2 3:45 p.m. - Retreat Parade
  9 5:10 p.m. - Memorial Parade
  10 11 a.m. - Homecoming Jeep Review
  16 No Parade - Fall Break
  23 No Parade - Fall Break
  30 No Parade - Final Exams
December 7 No Parade - Final Exams

(Winter break Dec. 13 – Jan. 6)


Spring Semester 2019

January 18 3:45 p.m. - Retreat Parade
  25 3:45 p.m. - Awards Parade
February 1 3:45 p.m. -Retreat Parade
  8 3:45 p.m. - Retreat Parade
  15 3:45 p.m. - Retreat Parade
22 3:45 p.m. - Awards Parade
March 1 3:45 p.m. - Retreat Parade
  8 No Parade - Spring Break
  15 No Parade - Spring Break
  22 3:45 p.m. - Retreat Parade
  30 10 a.m. Corps Day Jeep Review and Awards Parade
April 5 3:45 p.m. - Retreat Parade
  12 3:45 p.m. - Awards Parade
19 No Parade
  26 No Parade
May 3 3:45 p.m. Long Gray Line Graduation Parade for Class of 2018

 

Summerall Guards

Citadel parades are held on Summerall Field most Fridays during the school year and are open to the public. Check the schedule for specific dates and starting times. Since parking on campus can be a problem, you should plan to arrive 15 to 30 minutes before the start of the parade. Cadets will welcome you to campus and direct you to visitor parking.

Check out directions & maps and visitor information. We hope to see you soon!

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