The Citadel Parents' Weekend 2011 Ring Ceremony and Ring Hop

Parents' Weekend 2011 General Information

Parents' Weekend 2011 Schedule


Attention Seniors:

Regardless of whether you are receiving your ring on 14 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, 14 OCTOBER 2011

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.

PROCEDURE: (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, 10 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 – Kilo
1830 – India
1840 – Golf
1850 – Romeo
1900 – Regimental Band
1905 – Papa
1910 – Oscar
1920 – Lima
1925 – Sierra
1935 – Mike
1940 – Echo
1945 – Alpha
1955 – Tango
2005 – Charlie
2015 – Bravo
2025 – Hotel
2035 – Foxtrot
2040 – November
2050 – Delta
2055 – Palmetto Battery


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 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…………………..843-953-5055
External Affairs Office……………………....843-953-6779
Athletic Ticket Office……………………...…843-953-7181
Alumni Affairs Office...……………….…....843-953-7696

Parents' Weekend 2011 General Information

Parents' Weekend 2011 Schedule