University of Richmond

MSIV Cadets on Staff Ride to Gettysburg

“ To me, the UR ROTC program is well balanced. It incorporates training necessary for a future as an officer in the Army, as well as time to be a regular student. ROTC has not interfered with my playing club Water Polo. In fact, club sport participation is highly encouraged. ”

Daniel Heffner, Sinking Spring,

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

Advanced Training with Immediate Results

“ROTC to me was/is the best of two worlds.  I was a college student maturing through education and experience and I was a cadet learning how to be a leader.  Within six months of graduation, I was responsible for 35 people and in charge of over one million dollars in equipment, defending the values and freedoms our country holds dear.  No other college program I took offered advanced training with immediate results like ROTC.”

Michael Collins


Skills I Use Today

“As a student in the Business School, I was taught many things about organizational behavior, motivating people, and getting them to do what I wanted them to do.  As a cadet in the Spider Battalion I was not only able to build upon this instruction, but I was able to apply those lessons and actually develop skills which could not be taught in the classroom.  These are skills which I continue to use and refine today.”

 Charles Barham

Lieutenant Colonel