The Citadel

Founded in 1842, The Citadel, the Military College of South Carolina, offers a classic military college education for individuals focused on leadership excellence and academic distinction.

The story of The Citadel is one of compelling vision and rich tradition. Since its founding in 1842, The Citadel has sought to prepare its graduates intellectually, physically and morally to be productive citizens in all walks of life. Remaining true to this vision, The Citadel strives to instill in students the core values of Honor, Duty and Respect in a disciplined academic environment and to pr

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My ring story: Cadet Sam Wendt, Class of 2022 | The Citadel Today 09/26/2021

My ring story: Cadet Sam Wendt, Class of 2022 | The Citadel Today

"The inside of my ring is engraved with 'Nothing Beats Desire.' It is something my grandpa said to my dad, and my dad says to my brothers and I. We may not be the smartest, we may not be the biggest, we may not be the fastest, and we may not be the most gifted or talented, but desire and work ethic can outweigh those things, and take you far in life." bit.ly/3zJ7YCu

My ring story: Cadet Sam Wendt, Class of 2022 | The Citadel Today I would like to add positively to the long-standing legacy of The Citadel band of gold through the way that I interact with others as a law enforcement officer.

Upcoming News from The Citadel - October 2021 | The Citadel Today 09/25/2021

Upcoming News from The Citadel - October 2021 | The Citadel Today

From Parents’ Weekend to The Class of 1979 Leadership Day, here's what's happening during the month of October. https://bit.ly/2XPiuvj

Upcoming News from The Citadel - October 2021 | The Citadel Today A look at some of the events happening in and around The Citadel’s campus, including Parents' Weekend, Leadership Day and more.

A new kind of Frankenstein: bringing cadavers back to life in the classroom | The Citadel Today 09/24/2021

A new kind of Frankenstein: bringing cadavers back to life in the classroom | The Citadel Today

Take a look inside our Anatomy and Physiology Lab, featuring an Anatomage table and learning system. This technology allows cadets and students to examine real medical case studies by transforming cadavers into digital living bodies that function and respond. bit.ly/3lYJvUO

A new kind of Frankenstein: bringing cadavers back to life in the classroom | The Citadel Today "This is absolutely going to make learning anatomy more memorable and more fun."

The Citadel Athletics and The Blood Connection Enter into Multi-Year Partnership with Mission to Save Lives in the Lowcountry | The Citadel Today 09/21/2021

The Citadel Athletics and The Blood Connection Enter into Multi-Year Partnership with Mission to Save Lives in the Lowcountry | The Citadel Today

The Citadel Sports and community non-profit blood center The Blood Connection are hosting a blood drive on campus tomorrow for the Corps of Cadets and the Charleston community. https://bit.ly/2Zl0zwL

The Citadel Athletics and The Blood Connection Enter into Multi-Year Partnership with Mission to Save Lives in the Lowcountry | The Citadel Today The military college will officially welcome The Blood Connection to campus when their partnership kicks off on Sept. 22 with a blood drive.

Photos from The Citadel's post 09/20/2021

We're all smiles coming into the week after a 45-13 W over North Greenville University. #FireThoseCannons

Every cadet. Twice a year. Every year. The Citadel Physical Fitness Test. | The Citadel Today 09/19/2021

Every cadet. Twice a year. Every year. The Citadel Physical Fitness Test. | The Citadel Today

“Our goal is for cadets to graduate with healthy fitness habits that will last a lifetime, benefiting them as they serve in the military or as they take on other career and life challenges.” bit.ly/3tQSFGD

Every cadet. Twice a year. Every year. The Citadel Physical Fitness Test. | The Citadel Today Physical fitness is a fundamental part of the college's military culture and it is one of the pillars underpinning the success of each cadet.

Photos from The Citadel's post 09/17/2021

Cadet Col. Kathryn Christmas, Regimental Commander, ’22, addressed the Corps of Cadets this week, discussing her goals for leading the Corps and answering questions from cadets about upcoming events and policies. “Everyone knows the mission of The Citadel,” said Christmas. “My mission revolves around you, the Corps of Cadets.”

Riley's "Making of the International African American Museum" course airing on C-SPAN | The Citadel Today 09/16/2021

Riley's "Making of the International African American Museum" course airing on C-SPAN | The Citadel Today

Segments from a course taught at The Citadel are being broadcast by the C-SPAN American History TV channel beginning Sept. 18. The course, taught in the spring of 2021, featured leading global figures former Charleston Mayor Joseph P. Riley Jr. engaged to contribute what he calls “the under-told stories of African American experiences.” bit.ly/2VMXjZz

Riley's "Making of the International African American Museum" course airing on C-SPAN | The Citadel Today The course featured leading global figures Riley engaged to contribute what Riley calls "the under-told stories of African American experiences."

Photos from The Citadel's post 09/15/2021

During last week's parade The Citadel recognized the cadets and students who achieved academic and military excellence in the spring 2021 semester.
President’s List: bit.ly/3Cjmang
Gold Stars: bit.ly/3AeNceZ
Dean’s List: bit.ly/3980tKH

Big John’s Tavern, one of the oldest bars in Charleston, returns to original location | The Citadel Today 09/15/2021

Big John’s Tavern, one of the oldest bars in Charleston, returns to original location | The Citadel Today

A Citadel staple is back, thanks to three of our own. bit.ly/3nCItAy

Big John’s Tavern, one of the oldest bars in Charleston, returns to original location | The Citadel Today The new owners Christopher Houston, Scotty Sheriff and Darren Bradley graduated from The Citadel in 2003, 2001 and 1989, respectively.

The rewind: Celebrating the Class of 1970 and more | The Citadel Today 09/14/2021

The rewind: Celebrating the Class of 1970 and more | The Citadel Today

Though it came a year later than planned, The Citadel celebrated Homecoming 2020 this past weekend. If you were unable to make it to campus, here's what you missed. bit.ly/2YX1pzB

The rewind: Celebrating the Class of 1970 and more | The Citadel Today The postponed Homecoming recognized the milestone reunions for classes ending in '0 and '5 and, especially, members of the Class of 1970.

Timeline Photos 09/13/2021

When your service ends, our service begins. We're proud to be named the #1 College for Veterans in the South, according to U.S. News & World Report's 2022 college rankings released today. Learn more: https://bit.ly/3k63m4V

When your service ends, our service begins. We're proud to be named the #1 College for Veterans in the South, according to U.S. News & World Report's 2022 college rankings released today. Learn more: https://bit.ly/3k63m4V

The Citadel ranked #1 Top Public College in the South for 11th year by U.S. News & World Report | The Citadel Today 09/13/2021

The Citadel ranked #1 Top Public College in the South for 11th year by U.S. News & World Report | The Citadel Today

“Earning the ranking of #1 Public College in the South from U.S. News & World Report one time, let alone 11 times, is only possible because of the passion and commitment of everyone on campus and our steadfast alumni.” https://bit.ly/3EnfVRw

The Citadel ranked #1 Top Public College in the South for 11th year by U.S. News & World Report | The Citadel Today The Citadel is the U.S. News and World Report #1 Top Public College in the South for the 11th successive year.

09/13/2021

We Did it Again: #1 Public College in the South

This just in...we did it again. #OurMightyCitadel

This family had both a parent and kids deployed to same war after 9/11 | The Citadel Today 09/12/2021

This family had both a parent and kids deployed to same war after 9/11 | The Citadel Today

Although one son was at The Citadel, his goal wasn’t to follow in his father’s footsteps. He wanted structure and discipline. https://bit.ly/3lcBtYe

This family had both a parent and kids deployed to same war after 9/11 | The Citadel Today Although one son was at The Citadel, his goal wasn’t to follow in his father’s footsteps. He wanted structure and discipline.

Augusta Rucking Crew organizes workout to commemorate 20th anniversary of 9/11 09/11/2021

Augusta Rucking Crew organizes workout to commemorate 20th anniversary of 9/11

“If we are truly trying to remember that date and the significance of it, then we also have to go through the uncomfortable aspects of it,” said Kurt Mueller, a Citadel graduate and creator of the event. “If you can imagine yourself as a firefighter, for example, with 80 to 100 pounds of gear on, climbing up stairs in a burning building, that’s a very uncomfortable situation. I think there is something to be said for getting comfortable being uncomfortable.” bit.ly/3ha1ZjH

Augusta Rucking Crew organizes workout to commemorate 20th anniversary of 9/11 Mueller, a graduate of The Citadel, started rucking several years ago to create a community and exercise outdoors.

09/11/2021

Welcome home, Class of 1970

This weekend we are welcoming home the Class of 1970 who is celebrating their 50th reunion—which was postponed due to the pandemic—with makeup homecoming activities. The celebration is also honoring the classes that end in ‘0 and ‘5. #OurMightyCitadel

Timeline Photos 09/11/2021

Today, we remember those we lost 20 years ago, and we honor the heroes who have served our nation on that day and all the days after. The Citadel will never forget September 11, 2001.

Today, we remember those we lost 20 years ago, and we honor the heroes who have served our nation on that day and all the days after. The Citadel will never forget September 11, 2001.

Photos from The Citadel's post 09/11/2021

Yesterday evening, the Citadel Republican Society placed 2,996 American flags around Summerall Field in observance of the 20th anniversary of 9/11. Each flag represents a life that was lost in the attacks. #neverforget

Photos from The Citadel's post 09/10/2021

Earlier this week Sierra Company cadets hosted a group stair climb to mark the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attack and also to recognize the sacrifices American troops made in Afghanistan. The cadets, the Commandant of Cadets, the college chaplain and other members of the commandant's team climbed 110 flights of stairs in unison, representing the 110 floors of the Twin Towers.

Timeline Photos 09/09/2021

Members of The Citadel’s Women in Cybersecurity (WiCyS) student chapter are in Denver this week attending the WiCyS conference. The networking at this event is one of the most important benefits of WiCyS, which helps organizations recruit and retain highly trained women cybersecurity professionals.
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Members of The Citadel’s Women in Cybersecurity (WiCyS) student chapter are in Denver this week attending the WiCyS conference. The networking at this event is one of the most important benefits of WiCyS, which helps organizations recruit and retain highly trained women cybersecurity professionals.
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20 years later: remembering 9/11 | The Citadel Today 09/09/2021

20 years later: remembering 9/11 | The Citadel Today

The South Carolina Corps of Cadets and other members of The Citadel family are taking part in numerous events and activities to honor the lives of Americans lost on September 11, 2001. bit.ly/3hhqHyM

20 years later: remembering 9/11 | The Citadel Today "I think it's important to honor the men, women and children who lost their lives that day, whether they were civilians or emergency responders. But it's also the first 9/11 that we don't have troops in Afghanistan."

Timeline Photos 09/08/2021

The Citadel community is excited for the return of football fans to Johnson Hagood Stadium this Saturday. Per public health guidelines, all those attending the game are encouraged – though not required – to wear face masks during the game against Charleston Southern University. However, masks are required in certain buildings on campus. bit.ly/38SEMOA

The Citadel community is excited for the return of football fans to Johnson Hagood Stadium this Saturday. Per public health guidelines, all those attending the game are encouraged – though not required – to wear face masks during the game against Charleston Southern University. However, masks are required in certain buildings on campus. bit.ly/38SEMOA

The Citadel part of collaborative team receiving $2M cybersecurity grant | The Citadel Today 09/07/2021

The Citadel part of collaborative team receiving $2M cybersecurity grant | The Citadel Today

The Citadel—designated a Department of Defense National Center of Excellence in Cyber Defense (NCAE-C)—is part of a collaborative team receiving a $2M cybersecurity grant to improve the nation’s cybersecurity infrastructure. Learn more: bit.ly/3tuPWm8

The Citadel part of collaborative team receiving $2M cybersecurity grant | The Citadel Today "Cyber attacks in South Carolina are becoming more and more common, just as they are across the country."

Photos from The Citadel's post 09/06/2021

After yesterday's win over Stetson, The Citadel Women's Soccer is off to the best start in program history, currently holding the best record in the Southern Conference. #OurMightyDogs #leadthepack

Citadel engineering cadets and students designing airfield improvements for emerging electric aircraft | The Citadel Today 09/05/2021

Citadel engineering cadets and students designing airfield improvements for emerging electric aircraft | The Citadel Today

A year-long assignment within the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering is preparing seniors for careers in advanced air mobility, including the planning and design of airports, heliports, vertiports and high-density vertiplexes. Learn more: bit.ly/3yIny0E

Citadel engineering cadets and students designing airfield improvements for emerging electric aircraft | The Citadel Today Senior Engineering majors will work on construction approaches needed to accommodate electric vertical take-off and landing vehicles.

Photos from The Citadel's post 09/04/2021

ICYMI: Four award winners were announced during yesterday's military dress parade. Papa Company, Delta Company, India Company and Delta Company won the President's Cup, Charles P. Summerall Cup, Murray D. Bonnoitt award, and Milton A. Pearlstine award respectively. #OurMightyCitadel

09/03/2021

Awards Review Parade | September 3, 2021

We’ve missed these sights and sounds for 546 days. Parade is back! #OurMightyCitadel

The Citadel promotes, honors two public safety officers | The Citadel Today 09/03/2021

The Citadel promotes, honors two public safety officers | The Citadel Today

“The Citadel’s Department of Public Safety is focused on providing leadership through example, innovation and creativity,” said Chief Michael Turner. “We’re proud to honor Sergeant Brisbane and Officer Shaffer for their dedication to these values and for all the work they’ve done to serve and protect our campus community.” bit.ly/3gVG0gu

The Citadel promotes, honors two public safety officers | The Citadel Today Clarence Brisbane was promoted from officer to patrol sergeant, and Thomas Shaffer was promoted from dispatcher to patrol officer.

New cadets added to Distinguished Scholars Program | The Citadel Today 09/01/2021

New cadets added to Distinguished Scholars Program | The Citadel Today

"The scholars are inspired and encouraged to “up their game” and set their ambitions high. By senior year, they will have their sights set on applying for the most important and most highly sought after scholarships, like the Rhodes or Fulbright,” said Earl Walker, Ph.D., a professor of management and leadership at The Citadel who created The Citadel's Distinguished Scholars Program. Learn more: bit.ly/3DCxlco

New cadets added to Distinguished Scholars Program | The Citadel Today "Aim high and go big are the hallmarks of The Citadel Distinguished Scholars Program."

Upcoming News from The Citadel - September 2021 | The Citadel Today 08/31/2021

Upcoming News from The Citadel - September 2021 | The Citadel Today

From the first military dress parade of the year to a Homecoming makeup celebrating the Class of 1970’s 50th reunion, here's what's happening during the month of September. https://bit.ly/38r9Rsj

Upcoming News from The Citadel - September 2021 | The Citadel Today A look at some of the events happening in and around The Citadel’s campus, including dress parades, Homecoming 2020, 9/11 memorials, and more

Photos from The Citadel's post 08/28/2021

Raven Saunders, a Burke High School grad who won the silver medal in shot put at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, paid a visit to The Citadel today for a photo shoot. While on campus, The Citadel President Gen. Glenn Walters, USMC (Ret.), ’79, presented her with two challenges coins – a four star coin from when his time as the Assistant Commandant of the Marine Corps and one from his position as president of The Citadel. “I’m proud of all of our athletes who represent our country in the Olympics and I wanted to tell her I’m proud of her,” Walters said. This was not Saunders’ first time on campus, though; she used to practice shot put on campus while she was in high school. “The Citadel was like home. I was a Burke Bulldog, you guys are The Citadel Bulldogs – so it’s like family.”

Two ways to advance your knowledge about about the U.S. Constitution | The Citadel Today 08/27/2021

Two ways to advance your knowledge about about the U.S. Constitution | The Citadel Today

Every cadet is required to take a course to learn more about America’s founding documents. They take it during their sophomore year and it is an element of the requisite leadership training that complements their academic and military training. https://bit.ly/3jn0oZf

Two ways to advance your knowledge about about the U.S. Constitution | The Citadel Today "Our concern is preparing cadets for future leadership roles..."

08/26/2021

Camaraderie in the Corps | Our Mighty Citadel

Before she could become one of the few, Cadet Ashley Coplo had to learn how to be part of the team. #OurMightyCitadel bit.ly/2Wsbwvm

The Citadel temporarily requiring masks indoors | The Citadel Today 08/24/2021

The Citadel temporarily requiring masks indoors | The Citadel Today

Based on current conditions, The Citadel will temporarily require face coverings to be worn while inside select campus buildings. This applies to all individuals – cadets, students, faculty, staff and visitors – regardless of vaccination status. https://bit.ly/3881XEf

The Citadel temporarily requiring masks indoors | The Citadel Today Based on current conditions, The Citadel will require face coverings to be worn while inside select campus buildings.

Our Mighty Citadel

The decision to attend The Citadel is a commitment to be challenged. As a member of the Corps of Cadets, you will join an extraordinary group of young individuals driven by a strong moral code and a desire to make a difference. You are strong, but when you join your classmates, you become part of a team. Together you become resilient. You form lifelong bonds that define who you are. You learn to uphold standards and learn the value of accountability and integrity. And in this process, you realize that you are capable of more than you ever thought.

Choose something different… and you’ll never be the same.

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We Did it Again: #1 Public College in the South
Welcome home, Class of 1970
Awards Review Parade | September 3, 2021
Camaraderie in the Corps | Our Mighty Citadel
Challenge Week 2021 | The Citadel
Class of 2025 Oath Ceremony
Matriculation Day 2021
Overcoming COVID-19 | The Citadel
Preparing for Matriculation with Col. Gordon and Sgt. Maj. Yagle
A Message from the Commandant for the Class of 2025
Town Hall with Gen. Glenn Walters
Introducing The Citadel's Athletics Brand Refresh

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The 2,300 members of the South Carolina Corps of Cadets are not required to serve in the military but about one-third of each class commission as officers in every branch of U.S. military service. Graduates of The Citadel have served the nation, their states and their communities as principled leaders since the college was founded in 1842. The Citadel Graduate College offers 26 graduate degree programs with 42 concentration options, 24 graduate certificate programs, and eight evening undergraduate programs, through an all-evening schedule with many courses now available online. The Citadel was named Best Public College in the South by U.S. News & World report for six consecutive years, and #1 Best Public College for Veterans in the South as well as Best Value out of all South Carolina colleges and universities by Forbes.

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