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ROTC at Rochester

The University of Rochester is proud to house a Naval ROTC program on campus and to offer Air Force and Army ROTC programs in partnership with the Rochester Institute of Technology.


University of Rochester Navy ROTC students hold a vigil at the Meridian on Eastman Quad.

Each of the programs has separate application procedures, eligibility requirements, award schedules, and service obligations. Each program offers financial assistance to undergraduates, including full-tuition scholarships and stipends.

Rochester’s Air Force and Army ROTC programs are hosted by the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT), less than five miles from Rochester’s River Campus. As a University of Rochester student participating in Air Force or Army programs, you will attend classes at Rochester and your ROTC classes at RIT.

Please refer to the following resources for additional information about each program:

Air Force ROTC

Develops leaders of character for the United States Air Force and United States Space Force. Graduates are commissioned as Lieutenants who serve in a wide variety of careers fields including aviation, cyber, and space operations.

Program info
Contact: Elizabeth Polmateer, Senior Staff Assistant
(585) 475-5197


Offers the broadest path for young men and women seeking to serve the nation as Army Officers. Graduates are commissioned as 2nd Lieutenants entering the Active Army.

Scholarship info
Contact: Donald C. Powell, Recruiting Operations Officer, Army ROTC, Rochester Institute of Technology
(585) 475-6817 or


Educates and trains young men and women for service as commissioned officers in the United States Navy or Marine Corps. Graduates are commissioned as officers in the Navy or Marine Corps.

Scholarship info
Contact: Human Resources Assistant
(585) 275-5708
Contact:  Office Administrator
(585) 275-9028
Contact: Executive Officer
(585) 275-9032

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