Accepted Students

New Student Orientation

2017 New Student Orientation: 11-18 August 2017

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 11 Aug 2017

  • 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 18 Aug 2017

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

***The 2017 New Student Orientation Packing List can be downloaded below***

 2017 NSO Pre-Ship Checklist