Skip to main content

Events and Activities


In Army ROTC, it’s not all classroom and field training. There are many opportunities for you to get to know your fellow cadets better and increase your skills in a variety of areas. Learn more about these events and activities below.


The Ranger Challenge is an opportunity for schools to compete with each other completing military tasks. In addition to a written examination where Cadets test their Army knowledge, there are physical fitness drills and field exercises. Battalions leave Ranger Challenge competitions with stronger bonds and sharper skills.


At the end of every semester, cadets gather for a social event to celebrate the battalion and its achievements. Dining in, held in the fall is a formal military ceremony for members of a company or other unit, which includes a dinner and other events to foster camaraderie and esprit de corps. Dining out, held in the spring, includes spouses and other guests. The dining-out follows the same basic rules of the dining-in, but is tailored to minimize some of the military traditions and be more approachable to civilian guests.


The Color Guard team allows Army ROTC Cadets the opportunity to further develop skills. Cadets can take part in precision rifle movements and marching techniques that provide them with the outstanding traits of leadership, military bearing and discipline. Cadets present the nation’s colors to fans at WVU athletic events, as well as other events in the greater Morgantown area.


Throughout the semester students make a life-changing decision and take an oath to become a member of the Army ROTC program. As one Cadet stated, “I like knowing that I have accepted the challenge of protecting and serving my country.”


Each semester Cadets are recognized for their outstanding achievements in academics, physical training, camp participation, and other events inspiring pride and friendly competition for future events.


During the three commissioning ceremonies throughout the year, Cadets are commissioned as a Second Lieutenant into the Army National Guard, the Army Reserves, or active duty Army. This is the beginning of their next exciting step in their career.