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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.  High School groups are also welcome to visit.

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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 night in the barracks, eat in the Mess Hall, and attend classes.

preknobParents 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 (pdf): Students |.Parents

Fall 2019 (open to any applicant)
19-20 September
10-11 October - full
31 October-1 November
5-6 December
Spring 2020 (accepted applicants only)
23-24 January
6-7 February
20-21 Februarynew!
27-28 February
9-10 April
To register:  Click the links above.

Individual 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: 

>>Register for an individual visit here<< 

Monday - Thursday
Interviews   Tours
1015 (10:15 a.m.)   1100 (11:00 a.m.) 
1345 (1:45 p.m.)    1430 (2:30 p.m.) 
Interviews   Tours
1015 (10:15 a.m.)   1100 (11:00 a.m.)
1345 (1:45 p.m.)   1430 (2:30 p.m.)

To schedule an individual visit, you may (1) complete the campus visit form, (2) call (800) 868-1842 (choose option one for the Office of Admissions), or (3) e-mail the Office of Admissions.

High School Group Visits: Student groups are also welcome to make a weekday visit to The Citadel.  Such visits can include a short information presentation and Q/A session prior to a guided tour of campus.  To arrange a visit for a high school group, please contact Major Jeff Price in the Office of Admissions.

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