Army ROTC Cadet Life
Cadets participate in a variety of different activities creating an immersive college experience. Some of these experiences include _________ ?Ranger Challenge Team and other morale building activities. UofU Army ROTC (also known as the Ute Battalion) fields teams in most intramural sports providing cadets multiple opportunities to participate in a competitive atmosphere. The Ute Battalion participates in the Ranger Challenge competition (a two-day event containing several challenging military tests), and like other UofU students cadets participate in many campus-wide clubs, organizations and activities.
Along with lessons learned in the classroom cadets have unique training and development opportunities outside of the classroom. UofU’s Army ROTC program uses standard army practices to help our Cadets achieve their personal professional goals by utilizing various leadership training and development methods. These programs and methods include dynamic classroom instruction, tactical and garrison leadership labs, field training exercises, physical fitness training and mentoring and role modeling. Other leadership and developmental opportunities include Airborne, Air Assault, Mountain Warfare, Northern Warfare, summer internship programs, Drill Cadet and Cadet Troop Leader Training Programs.
The program consists of a two-year basic course which is normally taken during the freshman and sophomore years in college. The basic course is followed by a two-year advanced course which includes a 37-day summer camp prior to the final year. To learn more about the specific academic requirements please see the UofU Military Science Course Catalog