Not sure if ROTC is for you? We're here to help you figure that out. Below you will find information on the responsibilities of a Cadet, scholarship opportunities, and what to expect after commisioning as a Second Lieutenant in the U.S. Army.

Students participating in the UVM ROTC program are, first and foremost, students! Army Officers are required to hold a Bachelor's Degree from an accredited university in order to be eligible for commission in the U.S. Army. The ROTC offices, located in the Adams House, provide students with a quiet and comfortable place to study and work on assignments. The Adams House is located across the street from the student center, the Davis Center, and just minutes from the Patrick Gym! We place a heavy emphasis on success in the classroom.

Students in the UVM ROTC program have unique training opportunities, which include:

  • Airborne School
  • Air Assault School
  • Military Mountaineer (Mountain Warfare School)
  • Mountain Planner Course
  • Sapper Leader Course
  • Tactical Information Operations Planners Course
  • Combatives Level I
  • Cadet Troop Leader Training
  • Cadet Basic/Advanced Camp


  • Cadets climb across monkey bars at the annual Ranger Challenge event.

    Military and Physical Training

    Cadets will participate in physical training three days every week and have full-access to the on-campus weightroom, pool, and the indoor and outdoor tracks. Cadets are expected to maintain a high level of personal fitness in order to be successful in this program.

    Once a year, Cadets from UVM and our affiliate schools gather at Camp Ethan Allen in Jericho, VT to participate in a joint field training exercise that challenges them to apply everything they've learned throughout the year. Cadets will have the opportunity to conduct patrolling operations, employ an array of weapon systems, implement mountaineering techniques and navigate through arduous terrain with nothing more than a map and compass.

    ROTC provides many opportunities to advance a Cadet's military training and education. There are often slots available at Airborne School, Air-Assault School, Mountain Warfare School, etc., which enhance individual soldier tasks and specialties. There are also leadership opportunities, such as Cadet Troop Leader Training (CTLT), where a Cadet works with officers in active U.S. Army units.

    ROTC is equally challenging and rewarding. By the time they commission, Cadets will demonstrate maturity and responsibility in everything that they do, and will be able to exercise sound judgment in stressful situations.

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