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New Student Orientation Program (NSOP)

Description

Welcome to AFROTC Detachment 218!  We are excited to provide you with opportunities for personal and professional development while we prepare you to become the best possible Second Lieutenant in the United States Air Force or United States Space Force. To start your journey towards officership, you must participate in our New Student Orientation Program (NSOP). You will learn about AFROTC Detachment 218, opportunities available through AFROTC, meet current and former USAF officers from diverse career fields, and receive an initial issue of uniform items to get started.

NSOP is a cadet-led introduction to AFROTC life - you will have the opportunity to learn from fellow students what it means to be a cadet.

Parents are invited as well and will have an opportunity to meet with cadre for a Q&A session.  Prospective cadets should receive an email with dates and details for NSOP - if you have not received your invitation by the end of July, please contact our cadre at (812) 237-2657.

Overview

This event will be held on the Indiana State University campus on Monday, August 15, 2022, and on the Rose-Hulman Istitute of Technology campus on Wednesday, August 31, 2022. The following table is an example of the activities and events that occur during a typical NSOP and is subject to change.

Topic

Start Time

End Time

Cadet

Parents/Guardians

Welcome Message by Det/Cadre

0800

0830

X

X

Corps Overview by Cadet Wing

0830

0900

X

X

Break

0900

0910

X

X

Cadet Stations (Hard Copy Forms)

0940

1030

X

X

Cadet Stations (Online Application, Height and Weight, Polo Handout)

1030

1120

X

 

Q&A with Det/CC

1030

1120

 

X

Introduction of AFRC/ANG officers

1120

1140

X

X

Transition to Wolf Field or North Arena

1140

1150

X

X

Lunch & Sports at Wolf Field

1150

1300

X

X

 

Dress Code

Please wear professional but comfortable clothing (along the lines of khakis and a polo shirt). Please no tank tops, shorts, leggings/yoga pants, and please wear close-toed, flat, shoes.

What to Bring

  • Completed Sports Physical Form
  • Birth Certificate
  • Social Security Card
  • Proof of Selective Service Registration
  • Positive Attitude
  • Athletic Gear for after lunch Sports Activities

Lunch

Lunch will be provided free of charge. Grilled hamburgers/hot dogs is usually the planned lunch, inclement weather plan is to order pizza

Parking At ISU

Parking is available at one of the following locations:

  • Lot A, located between 6th and 7th Streets south of Tippacanoe Street
  • Lot C, located at the southeast corner of Chestnut and 9th Streets
  • Lot D, located at the southeast corner of Eagle and 9th Streets
  • Lot M, located between 7th and 8th Streets south of Spruce Street
  • Lot R, located across from University on the east side of 8th Street
  • The Cherry Street Parking Garage

 

Information current as of 12 May 2022 and is subject to change.