NROTC at Penn State info

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  1. NavRetmom

    NavRetmom New Member

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    Is anyone planning on attending Penn State and doing Navy ROTC?? My son has just accepted his NROTC scholarship last week and is now delving into his housing options.
     
  2. CL1VE

    CL1VE 4/C MIDN

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    I will be attending Penn State on an NROTC Marine Option scholarship. Is your son doing the Tri-ROTC housing?
     
  3. NavRetmom

    NavRetmom New Member

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    Yes my son is doing NROTC and just finished updating his housing for the ROTC house. How about you?
     
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    CL1VE 4/C MIDN

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    I'm not sure if I'm going to do the ROTC housing, but it's still an option. I actually live about 15 minutes from campus.
     
  5. rkrosnar

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    NROTC At Penn State

    Welcome and congratulations to Penn State. You are truly going to enjoy it at Happy Valley. Although my son is not in a ROTC program he a physics/astrophysics with a math minor/major. He will be a junior next fall. Tell your parents to make reservations for Parents Weekend in October. It's the weekend of October 1st to October 3rd. It is my understanding Penn State has one of the best NROTC programs in the country. If I can be any help to you in getting your feet wet up there, feel free to let me know. I am from Harrisburg, PA. Just send a PM.

    God Bless and God Speed and thanks to you for your service to our country,

    RGK
     
  6. vampsoul

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    Just be careful not to gain those freshman 15 on the creamery ice cream available at every meal. Mmmmmmm.
     
  7. Water_Force

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    When it comes to housing for your son there are a variety of options open to him, though you aren't guaranteed any of them. As a freshman he will be guaranteed on campus housing for his first year (be it normal or supplemental) but his location is not necessarily assured, though his preferences are taken into account.

    East is the location where, unless they are an RA, only freshmen students are allowed to live. The "Tri-service" housing is located in Brumbaugh Hall (or at least it has been for the past two years since it was started) which is in east. The males are usually located on floors nine and ten, while if there are any females they are usually located on floor eight.

    East is nice when it comes to ROTC since Wagner is located right across the street from those dorms but overall it is a little far away from most things (with the exception of the BJC, IM building, and of course Beaver Stadium).

    I know of a couple people who did not request to be in the ROTC housing that still ended up in that particular building. At the same time there are those who did request permission to live there and ended up in other dorms.

    Overall it is usually the luck of the draw (not to be disheartening or anything).
     
  8. mudvillemom

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    Son will be attending Penn State on Marine option scholarship and I have a couple of traveling questions. Is University Park Airport the only close option? What is least expensive/most reliable shuttle option from airport? Can he get to all of his NROTC activities with out a vehicle? I'm sure we will find most of this out when we go back for his advising day but was hoping for some information before we went.
     
  9. Water_Force

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    I've never flown into State College/University Park but I believe that the University Park Airport is the closest. I know it isn't too far away from campus. As for getting onto campus I would also assume that that would be a cab. Though I know last year that there was a duty van (an active duty individual drove a government van) that picked some of the kids up from the airport for the freshman orientation. I would check into that if that is when you are talking about your son flying in. I believe there were at least three individuals who did that last year.

    As for the "NROTC activities" I'm not sure exactly which ones you are talking about.

    If you are referring to freshmen orientation, then he doesn't need a vehicle to get anywhere. Usually for any activity that is done through out the battalion during the school year there are duty vans that can give rides.

    Also, there are plenty of upperclassmen that can help with rides as well. Once your son is in the battalion during the school year he will have an upperclassman that will be directly accountable for him. Through that individual (if he doesn't have the connections of his own yet) rides can be found.

    Feel free to ask if you need any other help or if the information above isn't all that clear.
     
  10. rkrosnar

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    NROTC At Penn State

    MUDVILLEMOM

    Other than the airport in University Park, there is Harrisburg International Airport, in Middletown. It is about 90 miles southeast of Penn State, but you would have to drive up to school. I live close to the airport about ten minutes in Harrisburg. Live about 90 miles from Penn State. Also, if you plan on staying in State College a few days try and get a reservation at the Nittany Lion Inn, it the hotel right on campus, run by the hotel management program of Penn State, very nice place to stay. If I can be of help send a PM.


    RGK

    PS Best of luck to your student , God Speed and God Bless, The Creamery Ice Cream is GREAT
     

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