The Seawolf-class nuclear-powered attack submarine Jimmy Carter (SSN 23), underway during sea trials., photo credit from the United States Navy

Incoming Students Fall 2017

Welcome Aboard and congratulations on your acceptance into the Marquette Naval ROTC program! Whether you are joining us as a scholarship student or a college program student this site contains important information and many forms that you are required to fill out and return to us. As always, if you have any questions, please e-mail them to All forms are required to be submitted no later than July 31st to allow time for processing (Note that the clothing questionnaire is due June 30th due to uniform ordering lead time).

Information for ALL incoming Students (UPDATED 08 June 2017)

You must register for the following classes: NASC 1001 and NASC 1009.

Ensure you bring your Original Birth Certificate to New Student Orientation. We CANNOT accept a photocopy. Your original birth certificate will be returned to you at the completion of NSO.

Please download and review the following information prior to arriving at Marquette University:

Required Forms for Scholarship Students

If you are arriving as a scholarship student, please print off the following forms and return them via fax to (414) 288-7078 or scan them to

Required Forms for College Program Students

If you are arriving as a college program student, please print off the following forms and return them via fax to (414) 288-7078 or scan them to

Miscellaneous Forms for All Incoming Students

The following files are posted here only for awareness of these NROTC policies.  All enrolled students will sign these forms upon joining NROTC.  Do not submit them early with your other enrollment paperwork

Forms for Students at MSOE/UWM

After you have returned the form, you will receive an e-mail giving you a username and password that will allow you to enroll in these classes via Marquette's website. Ensure that you enroll as a "non-degree seeking student." Even if you are not on scholarship, these classes will be free to you.

New Student Orientation Information

From August 19th to August 24th, you will begin your training with New Student Orientation (NSO). NSO is meant to instill the beginnings of professional military development required of all Navy and Marine Corps Officers. New Midshipmen will report to the unit at Marquette University for in-processing by 0800. The address for the unit is 1532 West Clybourn St., Milwaukee, WI 53233. For a campus map, see the link near the top of the page. If you get lost or have any problems while traveling call (414) 288-7076. You should arrive in appropriate civilian clothing. Males: a collared shirt, khakis or slacks with belt, and dress shoes. Females: a blouse and trousers/slacks with dress shoes; no high heels.

NSO is challenging, but is not the equivalent to boot camp. It is not graded and you cannot fail. It will give you the opportunity to meet the staff and your Midshipman peers, many of whom you will work with throughout your Navy or Marine Corps career. It is also an invaluable tool for learning the basics of being a Midshipman. For more information regarding NSO, reference the mailed Welcome Aboard Package.


Many parents drive their students to NSO. We encourage parents to accompany their children so they may attend the presentation from the staff. Staff will be available after to answer any questions that parents may have. Refreshments and snacks will also be provided at this event.

The Completion Ceremony will be on Thursday, August 24th at 1200 at the Marquette University Unit (Old Gymnasium building). Parents are encouraged to attend this as well and witness the transformation their sons or daughters experienced during NSO.

Schedule of events 19 August 2017:

0800-0900: Freshmen arrive and check in at the unit (Old Gymnasium)
0930: Welcome Aboard Brief to freshmen and parents
1000: Freshmen depart to gym for gear issue
1000: Parents-only Brief by Commanding Officer
1030: Q&A time for Parents with Staff
1200: Freshmen begin their training


Freshman will be staying in the NROTC unit spaces until their move-in date/time for the residence halls at Marquette.  Upon arrival to the unit for in-processing the unit will store all move-in boxes, clothes, and other belongings the freshmen may have. Freshmen will then be given assistance by upper-class midshipmen to move their belongings into their dorms.

Cross-town students (UW-Milwaukee or MSOE): your dorms will not be available to move into until after NSO concludes. Unit and university spaces will be available to house cross-town students overnight for NSO once the Marquette students have moved into their dorms. Upperclassmen and peers will be available to help move your belongings into your dorm once it is available.



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