Accepted Students

New Student Orientation

2018 New Student Orientation: 10-17 August 2018

The Department of Naval Science at The Ohio State University annually conducts an orientation program for all incoming midshipmen the week prior to classes starting in the fall. The new student orientation program is designed to provide students with detailed information concerning the NROTC program structure and obligations and to familiarize them with the activities and expectations of The Ohio State University NROTC Unit. 

The week includes focused periods of instruction that introduce basic military subjects: customs and courtesies, organizational structure, uniform wear, close order drill, and physical fitness sessions (to include swimming.)


Friday 10 Aug 2018

  • Students arrive mid-morning (after checking into their dorms on their own) to begin the administrative in-process.
  • Parents receive a “Welcome Aboard” brief and enjoy a hosted lunch with NROTC Staff.
  • Following the lunch, parents are excused and students remain to complete administrative matters and receive military uniform issue before being excused in the early evening.


  • Scheduled training runs from before the sun rises until late afternoon / early evening.

Friday 17 Aug 2018

  •  Early morning company run, drill competition and final inspection. (Students released in afternoon)

***The 2018 New Student Orientation Packing List coming soon***