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Cadet Being Commissioned

Commissioning Ceremony

8 MAY 2015
Reception to begin at 9:00 am
Ceremony to start at 10:00 am
Hurlbert Auditorium (inside the "Bonnie")

Family members and friends invited to the ceremony are welcome to come up to the stage during the ceremony to take pictures. Pictures will also be available through www.gradimages.com for a fee approximately 78 hours after the ceremony. 

US Passport

The Cultural Understanding and Language Proficiency (CULP) Program

For Army ROTC Cadets, the world is their classroom. Every year hundreds of Cadets travel the globe, spending up to three weeks immersed in foreign cultures, learning more about how others around the world view the U.S. and, in the process, learning more about themselves. This summer (2015) we will have 7 RU Cadets attending the following countries; Indonesia, Croatia, Romania, Bosnia, Spain and the Czech Rep.

The Army recognizes the need for young leaders to develop more cultural awareness and foreign language proficiency skills. Now more than ever, cultural awareness training is a vital component to the ROTC curriculum. Overseas immersions help educate future leaders in ways the classroom cannot. Participants experience up to three different venues during immersion, including humanitarian service, host nation military-to-military contact and education on the social, cultural and historical aspects of the country.

Cadet on lawn with going through issued gear

New ROTC Incoming Freshmen

Early Move-In
    August 25, 2015
    0830-1630

On Aug. 25th between 8:30 am - 4:30 pm the new cadets can move into their dorm rooms. Report to Heth Hall Room 226 for your key and upper-class cadets will be available to help with moving. New Cadets will meet at 5:00 pm for an introduction to the ROTC program (Location: Moffet Quad).

August 26th will start at 0600 with a diagnostic physical fitness test consisting of 2 minutes of sit-ups, 2 minutes of push-ups and a 2 mile run. This is the standard physical fitness test for the Army. Cadets will then have time to shower and eat before meeting at the ROTC office (512 Davis St or in case of rain Peter's Hall Gym) for issuance of gear and acceptance of any remaining paperwork not previously turned in. From 1:30-6:00 pm everyone will head to Bisset Park to go tubing on the New River. This is provided through Tangent Outfitters and will cost $10-15 per person. (Females must wear 1 piece bathing suits.)

August 27th the day will begin at 0700 with a 10 Station Circuit of physical exercises followed by and Introduction to Drill and Ceremony. Cadets are given time to shower and eat before meeting at 10:30 am for Paintball (equipment is provided, please do not bring your own equipment) so make sure you wear long sleeve shirts and long pants. At 2:00 pm we will meet at Bisset Park Shelter #1 for a BBQ at which time upper class cadets will give a Safety Brief, you be introduced to the Cadre and Senior Class cadets, told about Ranger Club and the Ranger Challenge Team. Additional information will be given by Cadets who have been to specialty schools.  

Cadets will need to bring sufficient money to cover meals Aug 25-27. Meal plans start on Friday, Aug 28. Regular move-in day is Aug. 28th. Those who need class schedule adjustments for ROTC classes are encouraged to come to the ROTC office located at 512 Davis St, Apt J, on Aug 28th between 0900-1500 to discuss any problems or concerns with the secretary or Cadre.

Please note: Any cadet who is missing paperwork will need to have it to the office prior to the first day of classes. The Medical Form MUST be turned in prior to any rotc activities...NO EXCEPTIONS!