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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 2015

September

4

3:45 p.m. -Retreat Parade

11

3:45 p.m. - Awards Parade

18

3:45 p.m. - Awards Parade

25

3:45 p.m. - Retreat Parade

October

2

3:45 p.m. - Retreat Parade

9

No Parade

10

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

16

3:45 p.m. - Retreat Parade

23

3:45 p.m. - Retreat Parade

30

3:45 p.m. - Retreat Parade

November

6

5:10 p.m. - Twilight Parade

7

11 a.m. - Homecoming Jeep Review

13

3:45 p.m. - Retreat Parade

20

No Parade - Fall Break

27

No Parade - Fall Break

December

4

No Parade - Final Exams

11

No Parade - Final Exams


(Winter break Dec. 14 – Jan. 11)


Spring Semester 2016

January

22

3:45 p.m. - Awards Parade

29

3:45 p.m. - Retreat Parade

February

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. - Retreat Parade

March

4

3:45 p.m. - Retreat Parade

11

3:45 p.m. - Retreat Parade

18

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

19

Corps Day Jeep Review and Awards Parade

25

No Parade - Spring Break

April

1

No Parade - Easter Weekend

8

No Parade - Recognition Day Weekend

15

3:45 p.m. - Retreat Parade

22

3:45 p.m. - Awards Parade

29

No Parade

May

6 Long Gray Line Graduation Parade for Class of 2016

 

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!