The Citadel welcomes individuals with disabilities to events associated with Commencement Week. If you anticipate needing any type of accommodation, or if you need additional information about the physical access provided at a given site, please contact The Citadel's Office of Access Services, Instruction and Support at 843-953-6877.
Maps and Parking
As with most major events on campus, parking will be at a premium for Commencement Week. A campus map showing on and off campus parking can be found here. Public Safety officers and cadet traffic details will direct you to the closest available spaces.
Families are urged to allow sufficient time to park when planning their arrival time for an event. We suggest 30 to 45 minutes.
Spring is high tourist season in Charleston. In addition there are numerous other events and other graduation ceremonies that could affect your local travel plans. Among them: the Charleston Dragon Boat Festival at Brittlebank Park on Lockwood Boulevard and adjacent to campus. The event occurs at the same time as the Corps of Cadets commencement. Consider alternate routes when traveling from downtown to The Citadel campus.
Leave early to account for traffic and the time it will take to park at the events you plan to attend at The Citadel.
Please do not park on the grass in Hampton Park for any Commencement Week activities. The Charleston Police Department will enforce city parking regulations.
Directions to The Citadel
From Interstate 26 Eastbound: Take the Rutledge Avenue Exit (#219-A). Follow Rutledge Avenue 1.2 miles and turn right on Moultrie Street. Follow Moultrie Street to Lesesne Gate.
From U.S. 17 Southbound: After crossing the Ravenel Bridge over the Cooper River, use the left two exit ramp lanes. Continue 1 mile and turn right onto Hagood Avenue. Follow Hagood Avenue to enter The Citadel through Hagood Gate or circle right via Huger Street and Elmwood Street to enter Lesesne Gate at the end of Moultrie Street.
From U.S. 17 Northbound: As you cross the Ashley River Bridge, bear right as you leave the bridge and then move into the left hand lane and continue to the traffic signal. At the traffic light, turn left onto Lockwood Drive. Follow Lockwood across U.S. 17 as the road becomes Fishburne Street in front of the Police Department and follow to the traffic light. Turn left onto Hagood Avenue and proceed two blocks to the Hagood Avenue Gate.