What to expect the first week

As a prospective midshipman, your introduction to the Rensselaer NROTC program will be through the unit’s Orientation Week ("O-Week"). This program will begin one week before the institute’s freshman orientation programs, and will familiarize you with the policies and expectations required of you within the unit. Orientation Week will serve as an introduction to the basics of military instruction, discipline, and drill, as well as physically challenge you with long hours and vigorous physical exercise. Be prepared to take the official Navy Fitness Test, as it will be administered during this period. Though the trials may be difficult, you will be encouraged to work with and be motivated by your future classmates as you work to earn your insignia and your position in one of the most prestigious NROTC units in the country