For centuries, Harvard students have served our country
In partnership with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Harvard College offers students the opportunity to join Army, Air Force, Navy, and Marine Corps ROTC programs. Our cadets and midshipmen benefit from the resources of both institutions, and enjoy robust camaraderie with their ROTC peers from other area schools such as Lesley University, MIT, Tufts, and Wellesley. As a Harvard cadet or midshipman, you can take advantage of the numerous training and travel opportunities that ROTC offers during summer and winter breaks. Upon completing your ROTC requirements and College graduation requirements, you will receive a commission as a United States military officer.
As a veteran student at Harvard College, you will find a supportive community eager to assist you in your transition from military life to campus life. This support network includes your resident dean, resident tutor or proctor, academic adviser, and an active cohort of fellow veteran undergraduates and other military-affiliated students and alumni.
Each year, a small and enthusiastic cohort of military veterans joins the Harvard College student body. If you are a veteran with a spouse, partner, or child and are considering applying to Harvard College, rest assured that you would not be the first in these situations to go through your undergraduate experience here, and the College works diligently to ensure that all students are positioned to achieve success both inside and outside the classroom. Note that Harvard College requires full-time enrollment and local residence either on campus or in the Boston area.