Cornell University
The Watchfire is a symbolic beacon to show POW/MIA soldiers the way home. This Annual memorial is conducted with all services, service members and veterans from the local area.

Members of Cornell's ROTC pose by the Watchfire at Myers Point last year.

The Watchfire is a symbolic beacon to show POW/MIA soldiers the way home. This Annual memorial is conducted with all services, service members and veterans from the local area.

“ ROTC has changed my life. It's focus on making future leaders encorages you to excel in all your College activites. ROTC's emphasis on the seven Army Values and the Warrior ethos enforces a clean law-abiding environment where everyone is welcomed. ”

Cadet Melvin Gomez, New York, NY

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