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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, 2014-15

Fall Semester 2014

August

29

3:30 p.m. - Practice Parade

September

5

3:45 p.m. - Retreat Parade

12

3:45 p.m. - Retreat Parade

19

3:45 p.m. - Awards Parade

26

3:45 p.m. - Awards Parade

October

3

3:45p.m. - Retreat Parade

10

No Parade

11

11 a.m. -Jeep Review (Parents Day)

17

3:45 p.m. - Retreat Parade

24

3:45 p.m. - Retreat Parade

31

3:45 p.m. - Retreat Parade

November

7

5:10 p.m. - Twilight Parade

8

11 a.m. - Homecoming Jeep Review

14

3:45 p.m. - Retreat Parade

21

No Parade - Fall Break

28

No Parade - Fall Break

December

5

No Parade - Final Exams

12

No Parade - Final Exams


(Winter break Dec. 12 – Jan. 11)


Spring Semester 2015

January

16

3:30 p.m. - Practice

 

23

No Parade - Winter Break

30

3:30 p.m. - Practice Parade

February

6

3:45 p.m. - Retreat Parade

13

3:45 p.m. - Retreat Parade

20

3:45 p.m. - Awards Parade

27

3:45 p.m. - Retreat Parade

March

6

3:45 p.m. - Retreat Parade

13

3:45 p.m. - Corps Day/Washington Light Infantry Parade

14

Corps Day Jeep Review and Awards Parade

20

No Parade - Spring Break

27

No Parade - Spring Break

April

3

No Parade - Easter Weekend

10

No Parade -Recognition Day Weekend

17

3:45 p.m. -Retreat Parade

24

3:45 p.m. -Awards Parade

May

1

No Parade - Final Exams

7

No Parade (Awards Convocation)

8 Long Gray Line Graduation Parade for Class of 2015

 

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!