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My son will be a freshman in the fall at USC. We are so proud! We are also very new to this and wondered if there any other USC parents who could tell us anything about arrival time to ROTC kids have to come earlier? We are from NH and we want to make arrangements with our work schedules so we can accompany him out there, but we need to know when! We are going to an orientation session in June, maybe we will find out there. We just are trying to get a jump on it! Thanks!

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There is a couple links that may be of some help

Hi Strider223. Congratulations and welcome to California. Our son will also be attending USC in the fall too. We are so proud too. This is quite an amazing feeling. When are you come in June? We will be there at the end of the month. You might want to call the school's NROTC office. This week is graduation week so they might not be in often. The kids can't get into the dorms until mid August so I am figuring the timeline will be about the same. Hope to meet you soon.

His orientation is June 28, 29 and we are hoping to find out more details for when the Navy will want him in California!  I see the dorm check in day is August 22.  Maybe we will meet at orientation, if you are there those same days!

Welcome to USC and the Trojan family! My son is MIDN 1/C Marine Option (senior) this year. Feel free to add me and ask any questions you have. And please join the ROTC group here, tons of great information

Sorry I missed seeing your post until now. My son is a MIDN 1/C, Marine option  (senior) at USC. So he was one of them doing the yelling at O-week this year. Since classes have already started you know the answers to your question now. Hopefully you had all your questions answered. This is an amazing program and my son has loved every minute of it, well maybe not the 5am PT. Feel free to add me as a friend I would be happy to answer any of your question since I have been there done that. As make sure you join the ROTC group here,

Lots of great info over there and most important support!

Thanks for the reply, he is all moved in and we heard all about"O" week when we came out to help him move in. he said it was much harder than he thought it would be..he thought it would be hard, just not that hard! Said he was glad he did it, though not while doing it! the swearing in was very nice, I was so glad we were out there for that! Iwill check out the ROTC site!


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