California Polytechnic State U
Cadets’ lifestyle is a bit more demanding than the average college student. Cadets learn to face and overcome obstacles that regular college students avoid.

Living the cadet lifestyle

Cadets’ lifestyle is a bit more demanding than the average college student. Cadets learn to face and overcome obstacles that regular college students avoid.

“ Through ROTC I have made the closest friend I have ever had. We’re students from across the country, from different backgrounds, with different interests. My best friends are people who I wouldn’t usually meet. We all find common ground in our desire to serve our country. In ROTC, I’m making friends for life. ”

Benjamin Pusztai,Claremont, CA

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.

Learn more about Events and Activities

Being part of the Cal Poly Fighting Mustang Battalion

Means you will learn to be mentally and physically stronger than mostcollege students.  Cadets will learn to work together and will also sharegreat experiences.  This builds close relationships and develops alifestyle that reflects those friendships.