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Daily Life for Cadet Freshmen

0645: First Call

First call is for all Cadets. At first call, Cadets are expected to be on the hall in the appropriate uniform (PT's on MWF) for accountability and follow on training or inspections.

0700-0800 MWF: Physical Fitness Training

Physical fitness training in the Corps is designed to model the Army's Physical Readiness Training Program (PRT) that utilizes stretching. running, push-ups, sit-ups, and various callisthenic exercises to increase flexibility, build muscular strength, and improve cardio-vascular fitness. On occasion, some Cadet companies conduct tactical training, swim, or play sports (soccer, football. or ultimate frisbee).

0700-0800 TTH: Room/Uniform Inspections

Inspections ensure that all Cadets are maintaining the established military standard in personal appearance and room cleanliness. During these inspections, members of the Cadet chain of command inspect each Cadet to ensure that he or she is in compliance with the uniform and room standards. Cadets participate in professional development classes following inspections.

0800-0900: Personal Time

Cadets are released from the residence halls at 0800 to eat chow or conduct personal business before classes begin at 0900

0900-1700: Classes

Most freshmen level classes are conducted between 0900 and 1700. Cadets are fully integrated into class with civilian undergraduate students and are encouraged to build relationships outside of the Corps. Each Cadet's class schedule is different and varies throughout the week. In between classes, Cadets are free to conduct personal business. Class sizes average around 35 students. Cadets will also take a Military Science Course each semester that teaches military history, theory, and strategy.

1530-1700: Monday Afternoon Lab

Monday afternoon lab is a leadership training event where Cadets put the theory of leadership that they learn in class into practical use. During the training period, Cadets learn basic infantry tactics and battle drills, drill and ceremony, or rehearse for upcoming special events.

1700-2000: Personal Time

After classes, Freshmen Cadets are free to conduct personal business or eat dinner chow.

2000-2330: Quarters/Quiet Hours

Quarters is designed to improve or develop effective study habits, time management, and academic performance of Cadets. This period is only required during the first semester or for Cadets with below a 2.5 GPA. Cadets on Quarters must be in their individual rooms during the period except to sign out for the library, academic events on campus, or during established break times. North Georgia also provides tutors in various subject areas to assist in numerous fields of study. Academic advisers, civilian staff/faculty and Cadet academic NCOs are available to provide academic assistance upon request.

2400: Taps

Lights out in the Cadet Residence Halls for all Cadets.


Some weekends are dedicated to military training. These weekends are referred to as closed weekends, and occur about once a month on average. Closed weekend activities range from parades or inspections to Field Training Exercises (FTX's). FTX's are conducted at the Pine Valley Training area, Radar Ridge, or at Camp Frank D. Merrill, home of the 5th Ranger Training Battalion. During FTX's, Cadets have the opportunity to put into practical application the many tactical and technical skills learned during Monday Drill and Military Science Courses.

Weekends not dedicated to training are called Open Weekends. During open weekends Cadets are free to go home, visit friends, or simply stay on campus. Open Weekends provide the opportunity for Cadets to relax, study, hang out with your friends, and simply enjoy college life. Many Cadets enjoy the local area with activities such as tubing, rafting, fishing, or the many cultural festivals held Dahlonega. Other Cadets choose to visit the Atlanta area, which is only a little over an hour drive from campus.

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