FAQs: College Life

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

No.  Cadets are only required to wear their uniform to their Air Force ROTC classes and on Leadership Lab day once a week.  Occasionally, during special events, they may be required to wear their uniform.

The only required time is during your Air Force ROTC classes, Leadership Laboratory and physical fitness training.  (This equates to approximately 5 hours per week for freshmen and sophomores; six hours per week for juniors and seniors.)

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 the cadet's well-being and progress.

No.  Required uniforms and uniform items are provided to cadets at no cost.  Uniforms will be issued after the first semester.

No, everything you need will be provided when you need it.

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