New Student Orientation
ORIENTATION SCHEDULE | ORIENTATION PACKING | INSTRUCTIONS FOR COMPLETING COLLEGE PROGRAM APPLICATION PACKAGE | INSTRUCTIONS FOR SCHOLARSHIP MIDSHIPMEN
- Students will report at 0700 on Saturday, 16 August 2014 to Barnard Hall on The University of Mississippi campus. DO NOT BE LATE! We will be conducting a Physical Fitness Assessment. Wear appropriate PT gear, good broken in running shoes and bring a water bottle. Parents need not attend; a “meet and greet” will be held for students and their parents at 1300 in Bryant Hall.
- Bring an original birth certificate (will be returned after being cited). Photo copies are not accepted.
- Bring a check or cash in the amount of $40 for the purchase of one NROTC polo and one NROTC PT shirt. These items are mandatory for all Midshipmen. There will be additional shirts and Unit Challenge coins available for purchase for friends and family members. Please make checks out to: “Ole Miss NROTC Midshipman Fund”
- Report to NROTC Orientation with a haircut in accordance with United States Navy Uniform Regulations. Females do not need to have short hair, but must be able to tie it back neatly. Men should be cleanly shaven.
- Early move-in will be provided for you during the NROTC Orientation. You will be able to unpack and move into your dormitory starting Friday morning, 15 August. Please contact the university Student Housing Office (662-915-7328) if you have any questions about the timeline for moving into your dorm room.
- NROTC Orientation will conclude on Wednesday, 20 August. You will be free to attend any university-sponsored freshman orientation events, academic advising appointments and take care of personal business on Thursday, 21 August – Friday, 22 August. Classes begin on Monday, 25 August.
- The NROTC program can be physically demanding. Expect to be outside and exercising throughout the orientation period. It is important that you exercise over the summer and drink A LOT of water in order to get acclimated to the temperature and humidity. We expect that you will show up ready to train and perform physically at certain minimum standards. NROTC Orientation is not a military boot camp—we have only a few days to turn you into a midshipman, and we expect you to be able to keep up during the training.
- NAVY OPTION: All incoming students will be expected to achieve a passing grade on a Navy Physical Readiness Test during NROTC Orientation (the minimum standards are enclosed). The assessment consists of push-ups, sit-ups and a timed 1.5 mile run. If you do not meet the minimum standards for all three exercises, you will be evaluated for continuation in the program upon the conclusion of orientation. If you have any further questions regarding the PRT, please contact Lieutenant Ellison at (662) 915-5305.
- MARINE OPTION: All incoming marine option students will be expected to achieve a minimum score of 225 on the Marine Corps Physical Fitness Test (PFT). The test will be conducted during NROTC Orientation. The assessment consists of sit-ups, pull-ups and a timed 3 mile run. If you do not meet the minimum standards for all three exercises, you will be evaluated for continuation in the program upon the conclusion of orientation. If you have any further questions regarding the PFT or have not established contact with the Marine Officer Instructor, please contact Captain Ruvalcaba at (662) 915-5303.
- The required medical forms are enclosed. These forms must be submitted by August 1st. They may be submitted in person or faxed to Ole Miss NROTC, Attn: Recruiting Officer at (662) 915-5300. Scholarship Students must submit the following forms: Physical Activity Risk Factor Questionnaire, Annual Certificate of Physical Condition, and the Direct Deposit Sign-Up Form. College Program Students must submit the following forms: Physical Activity Risk Factor Questionnaire, Annual Certificate of Physical Condition, Report of Medical Examination, and Report of Medical History.
- Ensure on Report of Medical Examination that the medical examiner circles “has” or “does not have.” This will prevent a student from training.
- It is very important that you keep us updated should your medical status change before you arrive at NROTC Orientation. You may not be able to participate if you are injured or are taking certain medications. Also, if you have been awarded a scholarship, you will not receive tuition benefits until you become medically qualified.
- Refer to the Ole Miss NROTC website for answers to FAQ’s and other useful information. Should you have any questions, contact LT Lauren Ellison or (662) 915-5305.