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Department of Military Science & Leadership

Military Science Building

a sketch of Lt. Col. Fredrick C. Turner, Jr. positioned above the Military Science Building

ROTC Housing

Front of ROTC Housing building

A-STATE Red Wolf Battalion

The Arkansas State University ROTC Program is dedicated to developing quality leaders for America's Army. Since the Army holds education as such an important aspect of leadership, it has invested in developing leaders by funding the training needed to facilitate quality leaders. Scholarships and other Financial Aid are available to students seeking higher education.

ROTC Develops Leaders

A-STATE ROTC has a proud 85-year history of producing top quality leaders who have gone on to hold high paying jobs, public office, and high ranking military positions. Cadets find their full potential and become overall better citizens by commissioning into the Active Duty Army, Army National Guard, or Army Reserve.


Fall 2023

  • Fall Move-in- Aug 19
  • Classes Begin- Aug 21
  • Howler- Sep 30
  • Veterans Day Parade- Nov 11
  • Hall of Heroes Induction- Nov 18
  • Thanksgiving Break- Nov 20-24
  • Branch Night- Nov 26
  • Last Day of Class- Dec 08
  • Final Exams- Dec 11-15
  • Commissioning- Dec 15
  • Commencement- Dec 16
  • Residence Halls Close (for all students)- Dec 16
  • Degree Conferral- Dec 16
  • Grades Due- Dec 18

Spring 2024

  • Classes begin- Jan 08
  • Spring Break- Mar 18-22
  • Spring FTX- Mar 31-Apr 02
  • Last Day Drop- Apr 05
  • Howler Sprint- Apr 20
  • Last Day of Class- Apr 26
  • Study Day- Apr 26
  • Final Exams- Apr 29-May 03
  • A-State Commission- May 3
  • Harding Commission- May 5
  • Commencement- May 04
  • Degree Conferral- May 04
  • Residence Hall Close- May 06
  • Grades Due- May 06
  • Lyon Commissioning- May 12

  • Summer 1 Begins- May 28
  • Last day of class- Jun 27
  • Final Exams- Jun 28
  • Grades Due- Jul 02

  • Summer 2 Begins- Jul 02
  • Last day of class- Aug 01
  • Final Exams- Aug 02
  • Grades Due- Aug 05

    Hall of Heroes

    Arkansas State pays tribute to ROTC Alumni who have distinguished themselves through heroic service, government service, and outstanding representation of the university by placing them in the Hall of Heroes.

    See the Hall of Heroes here >>