ROTC Transition Program

Our Military Science and Leadership Program, also known as the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) is a program that trains students with the goal of commissioning as Second Lieutenants in the U.S. Army upon graduation. Students may take up to 2 years of ROTC with no obligation to join the Army, and students who decide to “contract” and become Army Officers will receive a monthly payment and may be eligible for a full-tuition scholarship.

The University of Richmond has a Transition program available for students who are starting out in ROTC, want to meet their classmates and get a head start on learning what it means to be a Cadet. The program consists of a variety of activities ranging from outdoor, team-building activities to classroom sessions on military customs. First-year cadets work with second-and third-year cadet volunteers to learn about ROTC at UR and they join the Roadmap group for evening and social activities throughout the pre-orientation period.

Participating students will move in on Aug. 15 and the program will conclude on Aug. 18 so that students can attend the regular orientation with other freshmen.

Students who are interested in continuing in Army ROTC should expect to exercise and participate in daily physical fitness activities. The pre-orientation program will show new cadets how to perform the daily “PRT” activities, but there is no fitness test to attend the first and second year classes.

All students who wish to participate in ROTC’s Transition program should contact our Recruiting Operations Officer, Mr. Tony Chau at or 804-287-6066 for more information or to apply.