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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

Fall Semester 2019

September 6 3:45 p.m. - Awards Review
  13 3:45 p.m. - Retreat Parade
  20 3:45 p.m. - Awards Review
  27 3:45 p.m. - Retreat Parade
October 4 No Parade
  5 11:00 a.m. - Parents Weekend Jeep Review
  11 3:45 p.m. - Retreat Parade
  18 3:45 p.m. - Retreat Parade
  25 5:10 p.m. - Memorial Parade
  26 11:00 a.m. - Homecoming Jeep Review 
November 1 3:45 p.m. - Retreat Parade
  8 3:45 p.m. - Retreat Parade
  15 No Parade
  22 No Parade - Fall Furlough
  29 No Parade - Fall Furlough
 December 6 No Parade - Final Exams
  13 No Parade - Final Exams

(Winter Furlough Dec. 18 – Jan. 12)

Spring Semester 2020

January 24 3:45 p.m. - Retreat Parade
  31 3:45 p.m. - Awards Review
February 7 3:45 p.m. - Retreat Parade
  14 3:45 p.m. - Retreat Parade
  21 3:45 p.m. - Awards Review
28 No Parade
March 6 3:45 p.m. - Retreat Parade
  13 No Parade - Spring Furlough
  20 No Parade - Spring Furlough
  28 10:00 a.m. - Corps Day Jeep Review
  28 2:30 p.m. - 4C March to Marion Square and WLI Review
April 3 3:45 p.m. - Retreat Parade
  10 No Parade
17 3:45 p.m. - Retreat Parade
  24 Award Review
May 1 No Parade

8 3:45 p.m. - Long Gray Line Graduation Parade

 parade edits reduced

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!

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