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Knob/Rat Restriction

Discussion in 'Publicly and Privately Funded Military Colleges' started by eugenepak, Feb 10, 2009.

  1. eugenepak

    eugenepak 5-Year Member

    Jan 13, 2009
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    Just wondering if there are any graduates/currently attending from either The Citadel or VMI here!

    I just want to know the restrictions (phones, internet, etc) that are placed on

    Knobs: Rats:
  2. usnahopeful

    usnahopeful 10-Year Member

    Aug 1, 2006
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    I believe that question was answered a few threads back (about VMI)
  3. LongGreyLine Hopeful

    LongGreyLine Hopeful 5-Year Member

    Aug 18, 2008
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    I believe this is what you're looking for.

    Here is the link to the thread.


    Here is the post from the thread to save you some time.

    hope that helps.
  4. bruno

    bruno 5-Year Member Retired Staff Member

    Feb 2, 2008
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    I'm a graduate of VMI and a Dad of a current 4th classman so I have some knowledge of this- I think that RAHVAMIL2009 is the person with the most detailed and most current knowledge of all of the Rat restrictions so I would defer to her for a detailed list. But basically as follows:
    Rats are prohibited from surfing the net or Facebook while in the rat line, can't be watching movies etc... on their lap tops. Rats are not allowed to have phones at all nor IPODS etc... After they break out they may be allowed to have cell phones in their rooms (not in public or even out on the stoop) and the limitations on using their computer for the net , facebook, movies etc will likewise get lifted.
    Rats in the rat line really have no privileges - and some of the things that are called privileges there are pretty basic- for example in addition to the above and the general sweat factor things you won't have include: wearing your bathrobe- if you have to hit the latrine you need to be fully clothed; having your bed down before 2300 (they sleep on cots which are folded up and matresses rolled up and stacked every morning by around 0600); off post passes- pretty much zero other than going up town to go Church. No civilian clothes. You can sum it up by saying they can do nada!

    But hope springs eternal for Rats- they know that someday they will become full fledged human Cadets with slightly more privileges as time goes by! But don't plan in having a kegger in your room ever; you can't have a car or drive until your first class year; and you still wear your uniform for 24 hours /day as long as you are in Rockbridge County so it never will be confused for one of the top 10 party schools in America!

    Hope this helps

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