Calvin ROTC student

Serve your country. Study at Calvin. At the same time.

The Reserve Office Training Corps (ROTC) program at Calvin College offers a chance to receive competitive academic scholarships and military leadership training while earning your bachelor's degree at an excellent Christian liberal arts college. Whether your goal is a career in the military, or simply to push yourself both academically and physically, ROTC may be a perfect fit with your college plans.

Learn more about Calvin's ROTC program, offered in partnership with Western Michigan University's Bronco Battalion, at this special visit day event.


  • When: Friday, October 30, 2015
  • Where: Calvin College campus
  • Who’s invited: High school students and their families
  • What to bring: Appropriate clothing and footwear for military-style exercises
  • RSVP deadline: October 27, 2015

What to expect

  • Meet current Calvin cadets
  • Ask questions and learn more about the Bronco Battalion
  • Discover your career options as a contracted cadet
  • Explore scholarship and financial aid opportunities
  • Participate in the “ROTC experience,” an afternoon of physical training with other cadets (please bring hiking pants and appropriate footwear)


  • 8:45 a.m. - Opening session (with all Fridays at Calvin guests)
  • 10:00 a.m. - Chapel (with all Fridays at Calvin guests)
  • 10:30 a.m. - ROTC planning – including ROTC overview and financial aid
  • 11:30 a.m. - Explore your options (with all Fridays at Calvin guests)
  • 12:30 p.m. - Faculty hosted lunch
  • 1:30 p.m. - Campus tour
  • 2:30 p.m. - The ROTC experience (footwear and hiking pants needed for this time!)