The best way to learn about the Corps of Cadets is to spend time with us on campus!

Spend the Night with the Corps

This is the best way to see if the Corps of Cadets is right for you!

The Spend the Night program is an overnight program that gives you the opportunity to shadow a host cadet and experience his or her daily. You and your family will eat lunch with a cadet and attend a Corps and ROTC information session together. Then, your family heads to the hotel they've reserved, and you spent the rest of your time with your cadet host. We try to match you with a cadet based on your Military/Citizen-Leader Track interest.

Interested? Select a date!

After completing the Spend the Night program you may also want to participate in the information sessions offered by Virginia Tech Admissionsyour college's information session for your desired major, and a campus tour (you must sign up separately for these Day 2 activities). You can also individually arrange with your host cadet to attend an academic class on campus after check out at 8:30am. If you are interested in ROTC, we also recommend contacting the ROTC programs to arrange to meet with the ROTC you are interested in on Day 2.

Army ROTC

Air Force ROTC

Naval ROTC

Information Session

This small-group information session is a great place to start if you are a junior and just starting to seriously explore colleges and your options.    

If you also want to sign up for an Admissions information session and campus tour, here are two sample timelines that allow you to also attend the Corps information session:

1. Arriving in Blacksburg the night before, driving in early, or need to leave earlier?  Try this one:

Start 8:30am, end by 3:30pm

You can also choose not to take the campus tour, and depart as soon as the college/major information session ends or after lunch, as needed.

2. Arriving mid-morning or staying later? Try this one:

Start 10am, end by 4pm

For either timeline, if you would like additional information from your ROTC of choice, you can schedule an appointment with your ROTC unit of interest separately.

Hopefully, one of these two timelines will help you schedule you visit to campus to include the Corps of Cadets.  We look forward to hosting you on campus!

Viriginia Tech Admissions offers Open House events, including Hokie Focus and Hokie Preview, that allow students to see a broad picture of what Virginia Tech has to offer. There is a short, optional presentation on the Corps of Cadets that students and families can attend that includes about 10 minutes on the Corps of Cadets and 10 minutes on each of the ROTC programs. If you are a junior, it is a good place to start. If you are a senior, and it's all you can do, we highly recommend it.

While visiting with the Corps, you might also want to visit the Admissions Office, learn about your future degree, or go on a campus tour. Have a tight schedule? Take a virtual tour!