Cadet Life FAQs

  • Do I Have To Cut My Hair?

    Hair must be kept in accordance with Air Force guidelines when in uniform.

  • Do I Have To Wear A Uniform To Class Every Day?

    The only time cadets are required to wear their uniform is during physical training on Tuesday and Thursday mornings, and on the day of Leadership Lab, Thursdays, from 0800-1630. Occasionally, during special events, you may be required to wear your uniform. Otherwise, wear whatever you want.

  • How Much Time Do I Have To Spend With Air Force ROTC Each Week?

    The only required time is during your Air Force ROTC classes, Leadership Lab and physical fitness training. (This equates to approximately four hours per week for freshmen and sophomores, six hours per week for juniors and seniors.)

  • How Are New Cadets Treated?

    Very well. Many detachments assign cadet sponsors to new students. They can help students find classes, get textbooks, learn to wear the uniform correctly, meet other cadets and learn basic customs and courtesies. It is also the responsibility of the cadet's flight commander to help new cadets fit into the program. Many detachments also have tutoring programs and other forms of assistance. Hazing is not permitted! You will find the cadet staff and detachment staff are concerned about your well-being and progress.

  • How Much Marching And Drilling Will I Have To Do?

    Not as much as you think. Marching/drill is sometimes practiced during your squadron time at Leadership Laboratory. There are no mandatory drill sessions outside of LLAB.

  • When Will I Receive My Air Force ROTC Uniform?

    Within the first couple of class periods, we will issue you a complete uniform and tell you how to arrange for having alterations completed (at no cost to you). However, you are responsible for keeping the uniform clean and presentable.

  • Can I Participate In Intercollegiate Athletics While A Member Of The Air Force ROTC Program?

    Yes. Generally, extracurricular campus activities and Air Force ROTC are perfectly compatible – as long as you do not overload yourself with extracurricular activities. A serious physical injury while participating in intercollegiate or intramural athletic activities may cause you to be un-enrolled from Air Force ROTC because of a change in your physical profile.