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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