students picking up gear bagsSeptember 13-17, 2017 (update 5/16/2017)

Participation in the New Student Orientation (NSO), although not mandatory, is strongly recommended. Midshipman beginning the NROTC program after Fall term are encouraged to participate in orientation the following year.

To participate you will need to print, fill out and return all relevant material from the check list below and send to:

NROTC - New Student Orientation
Oregon State University
104 Naval Armory
Corvallis, OR 97331

FAX 541-737-3183

Please allow 1-2 weeks for confirmation of your acceptance into the program. By mid-July all incoming NROTC candidates will receive a packet of information to study prior to arriving for orientation. Read this material carefully and bring it with you. DO NOT SIGN documents until you are instructed to do so during the orientation.

Print and review our NSO Gear list to ensure that you have everything you will need to participate in NSO. Mark all gear with candidate's last name prior to arrival at 0800 on the quarterdeck of the NROTC Armory. Plan to attend NSO graduation and Welcome Week events.

New students should be prepared to pay $110 on the first day of NSO. Please note that the Beaver Battalion taffrail dues are payable to NROTC Midshipmen Taffrail. These dues covers the cost of a unit polo tee shirt, battalion fees for formal events and Northwest Navy.

Summer Reading:  Please read The Strategic Student, by David Cass, published by Uvize Inc. in 2011. The Commanding Officer will be teaching a seminar based on this book and will expect everyone to participate in the discuss.

All members of the Battalion will be reading Turn the Ship Around, by L. David Marquet.

All students must be familiar with the following items prior to arrival for New Student Orientation:

Application forms and check list:

WHO WHAT
All midshipmen [ ] Uniform Fitting Sheet (male/female). Return ASAP or with the application if prior to June 1st.
All midshipmen [ ] Original Birth Certificate. Please mail or bring your ORIGINAL birth certificate to us. We are required to make the certified copy from your original. It will be promptly return to you. Copies will NOT be accepted.
All midshipmen [ ] Record of Emergency Data (DD 0093) - Emergency contact information form. DO NOT include Social Security Number.
All midshipmen [ ] Immunization records
All midshipmen [ ] Include your university housing room assignment, or your reason for exemption.
Scholarship ONLY [ ] Direct Deposit Form (1199A) - This form facilitates the Navy deposit directly into your personal bank account. Only fill out Section 1 parts A, D, E, F (selecting other and specifying NROTC Scholarship) and Section 3 name, address, and routing number.
College Program ONLY [ ] Report of Medical History (DD 2807-1) - this form does NOT replace a recent sports physical, which may have been sent previously with the College Program Application.
College Program ONLY [ ] Sports Physical - a Doctor's physical exam must be performed AFTER June 1st
College Program ONLY [ ] Drug Statement (NSTC 1533/101) - Students will sign the form as the Applicant. "Witness official" signature is left blank.