The Citadel Parents' Weekend 2010 Ring Ceremony and Ring Hop

Parents' Weekend 2010 General Information

Parents' Weekend 2010 Schedule

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Attention Seniors:

Regardless of whether you are receiving your ring on 8 October or not, all seniors will be permitted to go through the ring with their parent/date during the Ring Ceremony. This is not exclusively applicable to cadets who are members of the Class of 2011, but any cadet in their last year here.

Information regarding the Ring Ceremony is attached. Make sure you read and pay close attention to the instructions for going through the ring. Be particularly aware of your company's time, who/what to bring with you, where you will need to go upon arrival, and where your other guests should go to watch. 

If you are participating in the Ring Ceremony, you must pick up a guest information card in Room 217 in Mark Clark Hall between 13 September and 4 October. Hours for pick up are from 8:00-11:30 a.m. and from 1:00-3:30 p.m. Do not send a knob, clerk, sergeant, roommate, etc. to do this for you.
Often, we have questions regarding pronunciation clarification or other issues. You may also order one rose for each of your guests who are
participating with you ($2.00 per rose, cash only). Please do not be the only cadet that does not have a rose for his/her mother or date.

Share this information with your family and other guests, and if you or any one in your family has questions concerning any part of the
Ring Ceremony please call 843-953-5111.



1800, FRIDAY, 8 OCTOBER 2010


PASSING THROUGH THE RING: DO NOT BRING: Covers (leave in car), gloves, purses, or more than two guest participants. Please ask your other guests to enter the front door of the field house and remain there until you have gone through the ring.  You can only go through the ring one time with your company.  The photographer will be available at the end of the ceremony for additional pictures within the ring.


 (1) Enter McAlister Field House from the left back (SW) entrance and proceed to card/rose table (DO NOT ENTER THROUGH THE FRONT OF THE FIELD HOUSE!) .  Pick up your card and verify information.  All other non participating family/guests should enter through the front doors of McAlister Field House.

(2)  Pick up one rose for each guest (if you ordered them. See Mrs. Ward, Rm. 217 Mark Clark Hall to order roses).

(3)  Go to the podium and give your card to cadet helper.  Assist with any difficult names, etc.  DO NOT TALK WITH THE READER!   Please see Mrs. Ward, Cadet Activities, Mark Clark Hall, no later than noon on Monday, 4 October, if you need to make corrections on your cards.

(4)  Move up to the Cadet Activities aide and wait for his/her signal to move into the ring.

(5)  Male cadets:  Make sure the lady is on your right.  If two ladies, one on each side with the more senior on your right. Female cadets:  Male escort should be to your left.  If  two gentlemen, one on each side with the more senior on the right.

(6)  When given the signal, move into the ring with your guests.  If escorting a lady (ladies), offer your arm(s). Do not wait to hear your name; the announcer reads as you stand in the ring.

(7)  Step forward to the tape strip on floor.  Present rose to guest.  Kiss guest.  Look up and smile at the camera.  You will be given verbal instructions from the photographer via a speaker in flowers.  Don't be surprised!

(8)  Once you see the photo flash, please move out of the ring quickly.  As you proceed down the center aisle and through the Honor Guard, another picture will be taken .  Do not loiter after going through the arch.  Exit quickly, as one of your classmates will follow closely.

Please arrive fifteen minutes prior to your company's time .  We may be ahead of schedule and if you are late, you will miss going through the ring with the rest of your company.  All times are approximate. 


1800 Junior Sword Arch Detail Performance                      

1810 Regimental Commander ; Senior Class President; Regimental Activities Officer; Ring Chairman

1815 Senior Football Players and Active Duty Seniors

1820 – Papa
1830 – Regimental Band
1840 – Tango
1850 – Palmetto Battery
1900 – Hotel
1905 – Golf
1910 – Lima
1920 – Delta
1925 – Charlie 
1935 – Alpha
1940 – Sierra
1945 – November
1955 – Oscar
2005 – Foxtrot
2015 – Bravo 
2025 – Kilo
2035 – Echo
2040 – India 
2050 – Mike
2055 - Romeo


The Ring/Parents' Day Hop will begin approximately 2000 in Deas Hall.  Everyone is invited to attend.  Light refreshments will be available.   A photographer will be available in the back of Deas Hall to take family pictures during the hop.  Carriage rides around Summerall Field will be available from 2000 to 2300, compliments of Cadet Activities.


Contact Information
Cadet Activities Office……………………...843-953-5111
Lunch Ticket Information…………………..843-953-5111(lunch ticket advance order form)
External Affairs Office……………………....843-953-6779
Athletic Ticket Office……………………...…843-953-7181
Alumni Affairs Office...……………….…....843-953-7696

Parents' Weekend 2010 General Information

Parents' Weekend 2010 Schedule

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