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EL CID Visit Program


For years, The Citadel has been referred to as El Cid--a nickname used mostly by  alumni, cadets, Charlestonians, and anyone else familiar with the college.  Today, however, it is also the name of the college's summer visit program.

EL CID (Citadel Information Day) is a three-hour informational program that occurs four times each summer. It is open to any student who would like to learn more about The Citadel, but it is aimed primarily at high school students who have not yet begun their senior year.  As part of the program, EL CID participants receive information on various aspects of the cadet lifestyle (see below), as well as a campus tour.


In order to register for your EL CID visit, please click the date below that corresponds to the visit you wish to attend. Each session will give you an opportunity to see what makes The Citadel different from other colleges and universities.  After registering, you will receive a confirmation e-mail with directions to campus, parking, and hotel information.  The program is FREE, and the following topics will be covered:

Choose from the dates below: 
13 June 8 July
20 June 22 July - This visit is full.
Contact the Office of Admissions to arrange an individual visit ( or 800-868-1842). 
Each event takes place in Bond Hall. | Campus Map | Directions


If your desire is to be engaged both academically and physically, The Citadel's leadership laboratory will do that for you...and more.  If you want to separate yourself from your peers and pursue a path that few choose to travel, you should begin focusing your energy on the college process. Come explore the “road less traveled” and start your journey to becoming a member of the South Carolina Corps of Cadets.

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