New Student Orientation


Concurrently with Savannah State University’s Week of Welcome prior to the start of the academic year, the NROTC Unit conducts a New Student Orientation (NSO) for the incoming freshmen class interested in enrolling in the NROTC Program. Scholarship students and College Program-Basic students are required to attend in order to participate in NROTC events and training.

Topics covered include but are not limited to Navy and Marine Corps history, military customs and courtesies, introduction to military drill, uniform wear, leadership traits and characteristics, and physical fitness assessments.

NSO is NOT boot camp. However, new students will be expected to meet minimum standards in order to be accepted into the NROTC program. NSO is a fast paced and detailed period of instruction to prepare new students for the standards expected of Midshipmen within the NROTC unit.

How to Apply

Applications for College Program-Basic for the upcoming academic year will be accepted until Jul 25. Follow the instructions in the NSO Application Package Below

NSO / College Program - Basic Application Package

Application Package Documents

Application Package Appendices

            Appendix A – Fitness Standards

            Appendix B – Pre-Arrival Physical Training Guide

            Appendix C – Gear List

            Appendix D – Basic Military Knowledge

            Appendix E – Directions to NROTCU SSU

            Appendix F – Useful Links

            Appendix G – Naval Science Course Descriptions