Student Involvement

Information For Future Cadets

ROTC Weekly Schedule for Fall 2020

  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
PT (All) 0615-0715 0615-0715    0615-0715  
Military Science Class (All)       1230-1515  
Lab (All)       0930-1215  
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Operation 24: High School Students Looking to Visit Marist ROTC 

Operation 24 is a program designed to allow prospective Cadets to experience what it is like to be an Army ROTC Cadet at Marist College. Students will spend 24 hours at Marist College and participate in Military Science Class, ROTC lab, physical training, campus social events, interview with professors in their intended academic major, and receive a briefing about the ROTC Scholarship process. Students will stay overnight with one of our Cadets.

An example schedule of Operation 24 is shown here:

Operation 24 Schedule

Wednesday Thursday
1800-1830 Check in/ Arrival 0615-0715 PT 
1830-1900 Parents Brief and Host Assignment 0715-0800 Breakfast
1900-2000 Dinner at Dining Hall 0800-0900 Hygiene, change, move gear out of dorm
2000-2130 Movie 0915-1230 Leadership Lab
2130-2200 Move to dorm rooms, hygiene 1215-1300 MRE Lunch
2300 Lights out 1300-1500 Military Science Class
    1530-1645  Class Slot A, Dinner in Dining hall afterwards
    1700-1845 Class Slot B, Dinner in Dining hall before
    1845-1915 AAR and dismissal


Students must be 16 or older to participate. Students under 18 require parental permission. Registration is limited and is available on a first come, first serve basis. For more information contact Dave Rogers at (845) 575-3000 x 2591 or   

Over 25 students that participated in this program received Army ROTC Scholarship offers.

New Cadet Orientation

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New Cadet Orientation 2020: TBD

New Cadet Orientation is mandatory for all new Cadets. Schedule will be updated when orientation dates are determined.

Cadets must be enrolled in 12 credits or more for Fall 2020.

New Cadet Orientation
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Welcome Briefing PT PT PT APFT PT
Equipment Issue and Sizing Marist College Move-In (Selected Dorms) Recruiting Event Marist College Move-In (Selected Dorms) Troop Leading Procedures Contracting Ceremony
In-Processing Drill and Ceremony OPORD Briefing Movement to Fordham University Change of Command AAR
Uniform and Equipment Class OPORD Class Movement to Training Center Tactics Classes Drill and Ceremony Competition Return to Marist College
Customs and Courtesies Class Tactics Classes Tactical Operations Drill and Ceremony Cadet Handbook Class  
APFT FLRC Return to Marist College FLRC Sports


Academic Credit

Junior (MSIII) and Senior (MSIV) year Cadets can receive 3 credits from the School of Management for Military Science Class each semester. Cadets must register and pay for these classes as they would any other course. Cadets may also take these courses without credit. In that case, registration and payment are not required.

There is no option to receive academic credit for Freshman and Sophomore year courses.

The Planned Academic Program Worksheet (CC Form 104-R) must be filled out and updated every semester by each cadet.

You can find the form on the Resources page.


Photo of ROTC student exercise