The Rutgers/Princeton NROTC started in March 2012 with Princeton joining in February 2014. The unit is proud to represent midshipmen from Rutgers and Princeton. Many events occur throughout the year from the Military Ball and Mess Night to Military Excellence Competitions and volunteering events.
Plan of the Week
The unit conducts PT every Monday morning from 0545 to 0700 at Rutgers, and every Wednesday morning from 0545 to 0700 on both campuses. A midshipman is obligated to attend all weekly PT sessions. In addition to the mandatory PT, the unit hosts a Fitness Enhancement Program held on Thursdays for midshipmen requiring more PT, and a Friday session geared towards all Marine options and Navy options interested in SpecWar. PRT's are conducted at the beginning and end of every semester. Workouts are led by midshipmen and supervised by active duty Unit Staff members.
Naval Science classes are held on Monday and Thursday at Rutgers from 0800 to 0920, with a virtual option on Thursdays. First year midshipmen are required to complete 10 study hours per week during study hour watch at various times throughout the week.
Naval Science Laboratory
On Friday mornings, midshipmen attend a two hour required laboratory session that focuses on leadership and professional development designed to prepare the midshipmen to be future Naval and Marine Corps Officers.