Cadet For A Day

Cadet For A Day is a program, sponsored by UVA Wise Army ROTC, that brings interested high school students onto our campus to experience a day in the life of one of our cadets. As a Cadet for a Day participant you will:
cadet for a day

  • Speak with a UVA Wise academic advisor in your program of study
  • Explore campus facilities
  • Hang out between classes with college students
  • Participate in ROTC program activities
  • Learn more about exciting scholarship opportunities

If you have ever considered Army ROTC or are wondering about how you will pay for your college education, this program is for you. The Cadet For A Day program offers so much more than any other campus tour because you will actually go with your assigned Cadet everywhere he or she goes. We will match you with one of our current Cadets who has a major you are interested in. Your mentor will be there to talk to you one-on-one about what UVA Wise and the Army ROTC program are really like!

The typical schedule for this program follows.
cadet for a day


  • Arrive on campus around Noon to meet with your host Cadet
  • Attend an Army ROTC Class
  • Attend a weekly leadership lab
  • Dinner/social time with host Cadet
  • Spend the night in host Cadet's residence hall


  • 0630 - 0730: Physical Training with host Cadet
  • Shower/get ready for the rest of the day
  • Breakfast with the Cadets
  • Meet with potential academic advisor and tour the department
  • Interview with Professor of Military Science
  • Campus tour and departure

You will need to fill out the following forms in order to participate:

  • Consent Form (18 and over)
  • Parent Consent Form (under 18)

Are you ready to experience this awesome opportunity? Then schedule your visit today!