Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets

Congratulations, Graduates!

About 270 cadets crossed the stage at the Corps of Cadets and ROTC Joint Graduation and Commissioning Ceremony on May 17.

New cadets learn to march in formation on the Drillfield.

New cadets learn to march in formation on the Drillfield.

Global, Ethical Leaders … Now, More than Ever

We trace our history to the founding of Virginia Tech in 1872, but our experience is modern, agile, and unlike anything else offered on campus. We are a four-year, full-time leader development program focused on building teamwork, character, and problem-solving skills that make a difference in today's world.

A cadet leads a tour.

Visit the Corps

A cadet received a scholarship from the donor.

Support the Corps

Cadets stand in formation.

About the Corps of Cadets

Cadets hold up the Corps flag in Normandy, France.

Cadets hold up the Corps flag in Normandy, France.

Choose Your Path

In the Military-Leader Track, you will train to commission as a military officer after graduation. You will be eligible to earn national ROTC scholarships. In the Citizen-Leader Track, there is no military obligation. You will apply the leadership skills you’ve learned directly to your first job.

Family members pin rank insignia onto a newly commissioned Army 2nd lieutenant.

Army ROTC

A cadet sits in the cockpit of a plane.

Air Force ROTC

Midshipmen plan an event.

Naval ROTC

Cadet Brooke Edwards ’17, at left, and Jason Ridinger of Northwest Mutual in Roanoke, a member of the Citizen-Leader Track Advisory Board, participate in a mock job interview during the VPI Batallion’s JobEx career-training event.

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Beyond the Classroom

A cadet fires Skipper.

A cadet fires the Corps' cannon.

The Highty-Tighties perform before a home football game.

The Highty-Tighties march.

Alumni and Friends

Active and engaged alumni are an integral part of the Corps' success, whether they return to speak to cadets about their leadership experiences, volunteer for or attend Corps events, serve as Class Champions, or, most importantly, become a mentor to cadets.

Corps alumni hold up a Virginia Tech flag.

Highty-Tighties

A cadet in MCUs walks across campus.

Academics

Commandant's Office

141 Lane Hall (0213)
280 Alumni Mall
Blacksburg, VA 24061

  • Front Desk: 540-231-6413
  • Enrollment: 540-231-6858
  • Alumni: 540-231-7431
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