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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.


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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

preknob night in the barracks, eat in the Mess Hall, and attend classes.  Parents 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: Studentspdf  .Parentspdf 

Fall 2013 (open to any applicant)
19-20 September
10-11 October
24-25 October
7-8 November
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Spring 2014 (open only to accepted students)
23-24 January
20-21 February
6-7 March
3-4 April

Campus visitIndividual 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, Monday - Friday: 

Interviews ....  Campus Tours
10:30 . 11:00
1:00 .
2:00 . 2:30


Pre-Knob registration must be completed online.  To schedule an individual visit, please call (800) 868-1842 and choose option one (1) for the Office of Admissions.  You can also This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. the Office of Admissions to arrange your individual visit.