Schedule a Visit/Cadet Shadow Program

Visits are available every Thursday throughout the fall and spring semesters. Accommodations can be made to schedule visits on other days of the week as well, however this program is not available when classes are not in session.   

Overnight Visits:

Spend the night with a cadet studying in your school of interest and attend typical college classes as well as the ROTC classes including our Leadership Lab and PT. You may also meet with your school of interest to learn more about what you would be studying in college.You will spend the entire visit with your cadet volunteer. 

An overnight visit is the best way to get a feel for what it’s really like to be a student at Purdue University and a cadet in the Boiler Battalion. Our cadet volunteers are one of your most valuable resources they live and breathe Purdue and Boiler Battalion experience daily.

Overnight visits are open to current seniors and second-semester juniors and are arranged on a space-availability basis. A two-week notice is required to allow adequate time to arrange a matching host.

***PROGRAM IS NOW AVAILABLE: The preferred time frame for a visit this semester is from 4 September through 15 November.  Please fill out the Registration form and e-mail it to Cadet Erin O'Laughlin at

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to call the ROTC Recruiting Operations Office at 765-494-2106 / cell 765-215-0044 or send an email to

Guidelines For Overnight Visits:

While visiting Purdue University you are a guest and the responsibility of your overnight host. You are required to follow all university laws, rules and regulations as well as directions from any of the Cadre.  All university policies will be followed including those on alcohol and tobacco. The university has a no tolerance policy for drugs and alcohol.

You may not depart campus without parental and/or guardian consent and the knowledge of Mr. Paul Heslin.

In case of an emergency your family may contact Paul Heslin

  1. Work: 765-494-2106
  2. Cell: 765-215-0044

If you are delayed in route or have to cancel your overnight visit for any reason please contact us as soon as possible at 765-494-2106.