All incoming students should recieve emails from their squad leaders/ assistant squad leaders regarding materials and what to expect list. If you are a prospective midshipman, you may be interested in the unit's Facebook page. If you have further questions, you can find the contact information for the Orientation Week OIC here.
NROTC New Student Orientation (NSO) will introduce you to the basics of military life and will provide a head start needed to face the demands of university life. You will be physically challenged during NSO, to include fitness and swim testing, so begin getting physically prepared today.
On Saturday, September 20, 2013 a new and exciting chapter of your life begins. Report to The Hollenback Center on The University Of Pennsylvania's Main Campus, 3000 South Street, by 8:00 a.m. (no earlier than 7:45 a.m.). Your parents or guardians are cordially invited to attend a brief overview about NROTC and the orientation program by the Commanding Officer from 8:00-8:30 a.m.
This is an ideal time for your parents or guardians to meet the unit staff. It is also the perfect opportunity to receive answers to questions they may have about the NROTC program.
During NSO, you will be taught military customs and courtesies, knowledge, and the basics of close-order-drill. Some of your training will consist of taking part in organized physical training in accordance with Navy and Marine Corps physical readiness requirements. On the final day of NSO, 22 September 2013, training will conclude at noon.