Congratulations, VTCC Class of 2021!

Your New Cadet Guide for Fall 2017 is available for download. New Cadet Week move-in and check-in is Saturday, Aug. 19. 

What to do now

1. Bookmark the Corps of Cadets Resource Page.  

2. Bookmark your respective ROTC homepage. (Citizen-Leader Track cadets, you get a bye on this one!)

3. Join the Corps social site on Ning for more information. This is your primary means for getting Corps information and asking questions before New Cadet Week begins. This site is not just for parents. Cadets should follow it as well.

4. Create a Virginia Tech PID. You will need to allow 24 hours before completing the remainder of this checklist. Note: Your Virginia Tech email will be YourPID@vt.edu.

5. Enroll in the university's 2-Factor Authentication with Duo. Then download the Duo Mobile app on your smartphone and enroll the device. Instructions are available through 4 Help.

6. Access, read, and use your VT Google Apps Mail email every day.

7. Add your Virginia Tech email to the smartphone that you will bring to orientation. You should always email university officials from your VT email account using proper etiquette, including a greeting and your full name in the email body.

8. Sign up for orientation by the June 4 deadline. From the link, choose “Hokie Spa,” then “Information for New Students,” then “New Student Orientation,” and finally, “Sign Up for Orientation.”

Corps events will be available during every session of new student and transfer orientation. We recommend signing up for the earliest session you can attend so you get the classes you want. Also, please plan to be at orientation no later than 7:30 a.m. on Day 1 and to depart after 5 p.m. on Day 2. (We are going to need until 5 p.m. to get everyone fitted for their uniforms.)

 (Transfer students should visit the Corps table at the Resource Fair after checking in.)

Day 1

  • 8-8:30 a.m.: Corps Coffee in 219 Squires. 
    • All first-year cadets should come to the Corps Coffee immediately after checking in to obtain your assigned time to be fitted for your uniforms on Day 2. You will be able to make the mandatory Army ROTC or Naval ROTC Information Session at 8:30 a.m. if you arrive early enough to check in and be at the coffee by 8 a.m.  
    • Air Force ROTC will not be hosting an information session on Day 1. 
    • If you are interested in the Highty-Tighties, the regimental band, you can sign up for a time to be assessed by MUCS Jim Bean.

Day 2

  • As assigned until 5 p.m.: Uniform fittings in the Military Building (BLDG 203) 
  • 1-2 p.m. Commandant’s Welcome: Mandatory for all new cadets and parents
  • As assigned 10 a.m.-3 p.m.: Highty-Tighty assessments

9. Other things to do in Hokie SPA:

  • Update your emergency contact address
  • Confirm your emergency contact
  • Sign up for VT Alerts
  • Read and confirm the Self-Disclosure of Arrest/Conviction
  • Read and confirm the Student Financial Responsibility

10. Complete the immunization history requirements (all students must complete, separate from the Corps Medical forms).

11. Review the FERPA disclosure .

12. Complete your housing/dining contract. You will choose “Corps of Cadets” under “Step 2: Personal Details.” All cadets will live in Pearson and New Cadet halls on Upper Quad. We will make your room assignment by Aug. 7, and roommate requests are not accepted from first-year cadets.

13. Complete your new cadet paperwork by June 15, including your medical physical.

  • If you are going to be younger than 18 on Aug. 19, your parent or guardian must sign.
  • A DODMERB qualification letter is acceptable only if you are already qualified by June 15, otherwise, you must complete the Corps medical physical.
  • Do not email your cadet medical paperwork to anyone. These forms should be uploaded to the Schiffert Health Center Portal under “upload” (not “forms”).

Emerging Leader Scholarship (ELS) recipients

  • All Corps scholarships for Fall 2017 have been awarded at this time.
  • All ELS recipients do not have to return any forms. Your scholarship will automatically be applied to your tuition bill no later than Aug. 10.
  • All qualified cadets enrolled in ROTC can compete for three- and two-year ROTC Scholarships. Your ROTC Instructors will cover the process after you arrive.

ROTC scholarship recipients

You will have a “pending credit” applied to your account for tuition and covered fees. It will change to an actual credit after you pass your first ROTC physical fitness test (usually the first week in September). Your stipend and book money will be awarded on about Oct. 1. Plan on paying for your books upfront this year until your stipend and book money post in October. Next year, you should receive your stipend and your book money on the normal pay day for August.