Pre Knob Shrouded in Ambiguity!

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  1. StateChamp145

    StateChamp145 Member

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    Hey guys,
    I searched for a while and couldn't find an answer, so I thought I would just ask myself. I am going to a Pre-Knob visit and I have no clue what to wear. The letter they send has very little on what they want you to wear, except for comfortable pants, collared shirt, and shoes. Do they want dress pants or am I completely wrong. As for the shirt, I would suspect a casual business shirt. For the shoes, I would guess regular dress shoes. Overall, would a business causal be fine? I overnighted at the Merchant Marine Academy and it was a little more relaxed in terms of dressing, but I feel The Citadel is more strict. All in all, I don't want to look silly overdressing / under dressing. Thanks in advance.
     
  2. SF49ers

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    Overdressing would be a suit. Under dressing would be jeans, a letterman's jacket and a ball cap. Anything in between should be fine (except for a JROTC uniform). I wore khaki pants and a collared shirt, and I can't remember what type of shoes. But seriously, don't sweat it too much.
     
  3. SCcandidate2015

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    Most people wore a polo shirt or an oxford shirt with khaki pants. A lieutenant will email you, and in that email it also says that "nice" jeans are fine also. By that, I suppose she means jeans with no holes.
    No one really cares what you wear. The only time you could be judged by a faculty member is when you attend class with your Knob or when you go to one of the academic departments for a short visit. They really don't care. I can't really say anyone underdressed, but a few did overdress, and it looked out of place. Keep with southern tradition when you plan what to wear, if that gives you an idea.
     
  4. hopefulparent

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    Agree. DS attended few weeks ago. Many kids in jeans, including DS (no holes). Collared shirt. Comfortable shoes for walking. Remember PreKnob visit is to give you a chance to see what things are like on campus, in barracks, etc. They are not going to be judging you. good thing is, once you matriculate, there will be no questions about what to wear. :shake:
     
  5. StateChamp145

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    I'm from Long Island, so I'm not to familiar with southern tradition. Thank you guys for all the insight though, it really cleared it up.
     
  6. hopefulparent

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    Just remember it's "Ya'll" not "Yous guys". :shake: :smile: :biggrin:
     
  7. StateChamp145

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    That might be a tough habit to break. I've never said "Ya'll" my whole life :eek:
     

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