STAND OUT FROM THE REST
When you become a part of Army ROTC, you're not just working toward a diploma, but an even brighter future as a leader alongside other motivated Cadets. But make no mistake, you're a student first. You'll have a college schedule like your fellow students, but you'll also receive classroom and field courses that will challenge and excite you. Beyond that, you can take part in events and activities with fellow Cadets that will make your college experience even better.
Major Weber Inspecting the Grog Bowl
Cadets are given opportunities to participate in social events such as Dining In, where cadets can relax and enjoy a meal and a guest speaker.
“ ROTC is a great way to get involved in a lot of events around campus as well as meet a lot disciplined and motivated students who will become your best friends over the four years you spend in college. ”
Sean DeBruzzi-Civil Engineering Major,Carlisle, MA
See how interesting college can be when you're a part of Army ROTC. You'll be a college student first and foremost, just like the rest of the student body, but there's a key difference: you'll have even more opportunities to succeed.
These opportunities include Field Training Exercises (FTXs) in the spring and fall where Cadets build their teamwork and leadership skills. Cadets also participate in Physical Training (PT) on a regular basis to keep up their strength and endurance.
In addition, each battalion has its own unique calendar of events and activities.
Contracting as a Cadet in the Gopher Battalion
Contracting is the first major step towards becoming a leader and an Army Officer. For many, this is when they will receive many of the financial benefits that help pay for college. For others, this is the first major decision they will make in their adult life. For everyone, this is a defining moment in committing to excellence.
Training is the key to excellence at the University of Minnesota
Training is at the heart of the US Army, and the University of Minnesota is no different. From military history, to rifle marksmanship, to infantry tactics, to basic drill and ceremony, students in our program train on everything they will need to know and experience to be the Army leaders they will need to be.
Armory Facilities at the University of Minnesota
The ROTC program is based at the Armory Building on the University of Minnesota East Bank campus. We share the Armory with the Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps ROTC programs. Our program is located on the second floor of the building. Some of the amenities include a gymnasium, state-of-the-art computer lab, cadet lounge and office, and organization rooms.