The college is operating under normal conditions. We are closely monitoring Hurricane Irma, in partnership with emergency operations officials, for any potential impacts to campus and necessary actions that may result. General updates will be provided on the college’s Facebook and Twitter pages, and on the college’s Bulldog Alert homepage.

The college has detailed plans for hurricane response, including evacuation procedures if necessary. At this time the college continues operating under normal conditions. As the situation develops, we will provide updates. Please be vigilant about checking cell phones and email for Bull Dog Alert emergency notifications should they become necessary.

As of Tuesday, Sept. 5, The Citadel is currently operating under normal conditions.

The Governor has lifted the evacuation order and members of The Citadel community are slowly making their way back to Charleston today and tomorrow. Members of the Corps are required to report no later than 10:30 p.m. tomorrow (Monday) night and normal classes and operations will resume Tuesday for cadets, students, faculty and staff.

Though most major roads are open, there is still flooding on ancillary roadways, in addition to other hazards. Please use caution at all times. Do not drive through standing water, and alert your TAC officers or supervisors if for some reason you cannot abide by the return instructions above. 

The storm has passed and we are thankful that damage to The Citadel is minimal. We hope everyone in The Citadel fared well and is safe and sound.

Pending the lifting of the Governor’s evacuation orders, and to ensure a safe return with full accessibility to roadways and utilities in the Charleston area cadets, students, faculty and staff should expect to resume normal operationsTuesday, Oct. 11.


  • Members of the Corps should report for formation by 10:30p.m. Monday. Safety is the top priority and if there are circumstances that interfere with the ability to make the return, cadets should notify their TAC officers immediately.
  • All barracks will open at 2p.m. Sunday for returning cadets.
  • Cadets currently in Charleston County that are willing to assist with campus cleanup should meet the Facilities and Engineering staff in front of Padgett-Thomas Barracks at 3p.m. Sunday. Cadets that are conduct deficient can earn three-for-one credits for restrictions.
  • Mess Hall hours will be: 5-7p.m. Sunday9-noon Monday and 5-7p.m. Monday.
  • Classes resume as normal Tuesday.


  • Evening Undergraduate students and Citadel Graduate College students should plan to resume classes according to normal schedules on Tuesday, or contact their professors if they cannot. 


  • Faculty and staff should anticipate resuming normal schedules Tuesday. If you cannot, please contact your supervisor as soon as possible to make arrangements. 


  • We still plan to move forward with Parents’ Weekend activities this coming weekend, as communicated earlier. The revised schedule can be found on here. 

Again, safety is of paramount importance so please use caution and be sure to communicate your circumstances to the appropriate persons if you cannot comply with the instructions above.  Please check back as further updates will be made when required.

The Citadel will close at 5:30 this evening, Tuesday, Oct. 4 in accordance with the mandatory evacuation of the South Carolina coast issued by Gov. Nikki Haley due to Hurricane Matthew.

  • Evening classes are canceled.
  • Parents' Weekend is canceled along with all classes and activities until the evacuation is lifted. (Parents' Weekend to be held next weekend, details pending.)
  • Cadets will be released for departure as soon as possible tonight. Protocols are in progress to ensure that all cadets have transportation home or to safe locations. Parents should communicate directly with their cadets for specific details.
  • Faculty and staff should prepare their homes and plan their evacuations. Only emergency operations staff will report to campus on Wednesday, Oct. 5.
When the evacuation is lifted, cadets, students, faculty and staff will be advised about return procedures. Please continue to check The Citadel's Facebook page.

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