Winter is here, and while it does not happen frequently, we wanted to remind you about the process for weather related delays and closings impacting The Citadel campus:

·         As a state agency, The Citadel must follow the delay and closing determinations of Charleston County Government.

·         Once the decision has been made by the county council, notifications will be sent using the Bulldog Alert system in the form of text messages, emails and Citadel emails.


Please also follow The Citadel on Facebook  and Twitter for weather related announces and don’t forget to the Citadel website as well.


Not signed up for a Bulldog Alert? You can be added here.



Multiple Citadel systems were unavailable earlier today (Friday 8/24) including e-mail, the Lesesne Gateway portal, Banner, the VPN, wireless networking, and the Citadel web site. As of 9:50 AM on Friday 8/24, many of these systems are back online. Citadel staff are working to correct remaining issues. In the future, refer to for outage information. . . . . . . . The Lesesne Gateway portal will be offline for scheduled maintenance from 12:15 to 12:45 pm on Friday 8/24.

The Atlantic Hurricane Seasons runs from June 1 to November 30 each year.

The Citadel's mission in the event of a hurricane that is expected to make landfall in or near the Charleston area is to take all actions necessary to prevent the loss of life and to minimize damage to property, equipment, utility systems, and facilities. In the aftermath of a storm, the college turns its attention to recovery operations and restoring essential services so the campus can return to normal operations.

The safety of our students, faculty and staff are of the utmost importance. Each summer members of The Citadel staff conduct hurricane drills so they are ready if a tropical storm or hurricane comes near. In addition the college has a detailed Hurricane Operations Plan outline our preparations and how we will communicate information to students, parents, faculty and staff and the greater Charleston community.

For the latest hurricane-related Citadel information, stay tuned to and the DAWG line at (843) 953-3294. If severe weather (or some other emergency) prevents you from reaching or the DAWG line, stay tuned to for the latest information.

For more information visit our Hurricane Information Page.

As part of our ongoing effort to provide the safest environment possible for our students, faculty, and staff, The Citadel's emergency notification system called BulldogAlert allows the college to communicate important information to our campus population. In the event of an emergency, college officials will contact all or select constituents by email, text message and by phone with a recorded message.

Faculty, staff and students can update their emergency notification information by clicking here for step-by-step instructions. (If Lesesne Gateway is offline or you are unable to login, click here to access the BulldogAlert login page directly.)

During hurricane season (from June 1 to November 30), please stay tuned to this website. In the event of hurricane-related power and internet outages, may be the only source of up-to-date Citadel news for Citadel faculty, staff, students, parents, and others.

Please rest assured that the safety of our cadets, CGC students, faculty and staff is our foremost concern. College officials and our Public Safety department are working together to create a safe environment for our faculty, staff and students, and with your help we will be successful in our efforts.

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