Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets

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  1. Ryanjar

    Ryanjar New Member

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    I am extremely interested in ROTC at Virginia Tech but I have multiple questions regarding the free time available. I am doing the "Spend the night" program in a month but I am the type of person that wants to research now, until i find out my answers.

    I have a girlfriend of 4 years that I absolutely love, and she wants to attend VT as well. At one point, I wanted to attend USNA but I do not like how cut off from friends and family you are during your college career. I thrive on structure and love military ideals, but I would like more free time to be with my friends and girlfriend.

    I understand that the VTCC is time demanding, freshman year especially, but would I be able to still text, call or hangout with my friends and girlfriend? I know that during the school day you wear uniform, but would i be able to eat lunch with people outside of the corps, or in general have a social life outside of the corps? I do not care much for the greek life or parties, I just want to know if I am going to be able to maintain the ability to have lunch and hangout with my girlfriend and other friends if they attend VT. Thank you!
     
  2. nick4060

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    It sounds like the VTCC is what you're looking for. You won't have much of a social life freshman year outside of classes during the weekdays. But its not at the level of a service academy or VMI. When you do the spend-the-night program, try to keep everything in perspective. When I was in the VTCC, most high schoolers who did that program spent their entire experience with freshman cadets. If possible, I'd suggest talking to upperclassmen as well so you can get both perspectives. Good luck.
     
  3. Cluelessparent

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    >I have a girlfriend of 4 years that I absolutely love.... At one point, I wanted to attend USNA but I do not like how cut off from friends and family...... but I would like more free time to be with my friends and girlfriend.
    ......but would I be able to still text, call or hangout with my friends and girlfriend?......would i be able to eat lunch with people outside of the corps, or in general have a social life outside of the corps?...... I just want to know if I am going to be able to maintain the ability to have lunch and hangout with my girlfriend and other friends<

    Not trying to be rude just curious, Are we talking just ROTC or a desire to possibly commission. My DS would have never been asking these questions this early in the game. Maybe I am way off and it is the questions you should be asking. Different strokes I guess... And again I don't mean to come off wrong, if it sounds that way. Good Luck at making an informed decision.
     
  4. a_tx_vol

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    I don't think there is anything wrong with his questions. He simply wants a certain level of quality of life when he is away from the corps. Nothing wrong with that in my book.
     
  5. nick4060

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    I agree that there's nothing wrong with his questions. I would urge all applicants to become as informed as possible about the lifestyles at their prospective commissioning sources.
     
  6. Cluelessparent

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    Oh I agree... I did not say there was anything wrong with his questions. Ask away, especially to see if it is what you indeed want for the long haul. Or what most hope to be the long haul.... who knows nowadays? I was just curious if he was looking at full time, active etc. as a future plan?
     

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