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!