Cadet Resources

Cadet Timeline and Schedule

MSI classes are predominantly non-contracted Cadets. Classes will include physical training (PT), leadership labs, field training exercises (FTXs), and any other extracurricular activities.

  • Fall Semester: MIL101 and PT (Weekdays), 2 Labs and 1 FTX (Field Training Weekend)
  • Spring Semester: MIL102 and PT (Weekdays), 2 FTXs and 1 JFTX (Field Training Weekend)

MSII is the typical year of contracting. Cadets must attend all events (Labs, PT, and FTXs) as well as summer training. Specialty areas of summer training include airborne, air assault, cultural language programs, mountain-warfare, and cadet field training. Summer training slots are offered based on merit (i.e. GPA, class/rank, ACFT score, etc.).

  • Fall Semester: MIL201 and PT (Weekdays), 2 Labs and 1 FTX (Field Training Weekend)
  • Spring Semester: MIL202 and PT (Weekdays), 2 FTXs and 1 JFTX (Field Training Weekend)

MSIII is for contracted cadets only. Cadets will now lead training events (Labs, PT, FTXs, etc.). Cadets will also attend Advanced Camp in the summer where additional training is available. The training, Cadet Troop Leadership, will have cadets lead an Active Duty platoon for 3-4 weeks at an Army post (airborne, air assault, or Sapper School). Accessions for component and branch will also be made.

  • Fall Semester: MIL301 and PT (Weekdays), 2 Labs and 1 FTX (Field Training Weekend)
  • Spring Semester: MIL302 and PT (Weekdays), 2 FTXs and 1 JFTX (Field Training Weekend)

MSIV is for contracted cadets only. Cadets will receive their component and branch as well as assume responsibility and command of the ROTC Cadet Battalion. Cadets will oversee training of freshman, sophomore, and junior cadets. Upon graduation, Cadets will be commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in the U.S. Army.

Training Camps


Basic Camp is four weeks of intense classroom and field training held in the summer at Fort Knox, KY. This leader development course is an accelerated version of the two years of leadership development training cadets receive in the Basic Courses. By transforming yourself through this rigorous training, you will qualify for enrollment in the Army ROTC Advanced Course, provided you have two years of college remaining (undergraduate or graduate).

At Basic Camp, you experience the Army firsthand. The leadership development training will help develop your potential mentally, physically, and emotionally. During the class, you will be grouped into squads where you will gain experience in all leadership roles, culminating in verbal and written feedback on your improvement. You will also receive a stipend, transportation to and from Fort Knox, housing, and meals. The four weeks and four phases of Basic Camp can lead you to the ultimate goal: becoming an Army Officer.

Basic Camp is designed for incoming transfer students with at least 2 academic years left and no prior military service.


Advanced Camp is a 37-day training event that is designed to assess a cadet’s ability to demonstrate proficiency in basic officer leadership tasks. It is the most significant training and evaluation event in ROTC. Training is complex, challenging, and rigorous and is conducted in a stressful training environment. Cadets reinforce basic skills through squad (9-13 Cadets) level leader development exercises, and transition to platoon (40-50 Cadets) level operations in a company construct. Before attending Advanced Camp, Cadets receive intelligence updates, preparing them for the geo-political environment to which they will deploy and operate.

Advanced Camp is divided into four phases:

  1. Reception and Staging
  2. Integration
  3. Deployment and Field Training Exercise
  4. Redeployment and Reintegration

Cadets that participate in Advanced Camp must be contracted and have completed MILS 100 level & MILS 200 level.