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New Cadet Orientation

New Cadet Orientation


We are excited to provide you with opportunities for personal and professional development while we prepare you to become the best possible 2nd Lieutenant in the United States Air and Space Force.

Our New Cadet Orientation is a mandatory event held before each Fall semester. You will complete the required paperwork at orientation and receive critical information for your first few weeks as a new cadet. If you cannot attend orientation due to personal matters or schedule conflicts, please email us or call 864-656-3254 to speak with a member of our staff.

New Cadet Orientation Details

A welcome email will be sent no later than Aug. 1, 2024, to all incoming cadets who have completed their course registration. Please contact Major Taylor DeBerry if you have not received the email by Aug. 2, 2024.

WHEN: Saturday, Aug. 17, 2024, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. or Sunday, Aug. 18, 2024, 12-4 p.m.
WHERE: Tillman Hall, Rooms 317 and 319 (the 3-story brick building with a clock tower on a hill overlooking Bowman Field). Please input "Tillman Hall" into Google Maps for GPS navigation.
Note: There will be a greeter outside of the building who will help escort you to the third floor.
DRESS: Business Casual

Tech Requirements

Please bring your laptop to orientation since we do not have a dedicated computer lab this year. Additionally, you must have Adobe Acrobat capabilities to read/sign forms. If you don't have this software installed on your computer, visit the CCIT page for download instructions.

Preparing for New Cadet Orientation

Register for AS1090 & AS1091. If you plan to enroll in the three-year program, please contact us at 864-656-3254 to determine if you meet the eligibility requirements.

Sports Physical
Print a copy of the AFROTC FORM 28 and schedule an appointment with your physician or Clemson Student Health Services at Redfern Health Center. Bring FORM 28 to the appointment and have the physician complete it. The physician must complete Form 28; we will not accept the physician's version of a sports physical form. Scholarship cadets do not need to bring this form to orientation.

Consent for Release of Student Records
Print and bring the Consent for Release of Student Records to orientation.

Birth Certificate or Naturalization Certificate
Bring the original and a photocopy of the original. If no original, a certified copy from the Clerk or Recorder of Birth State can be used.

Social Security Card, signed by the applicant, NOT a parent. Bring the original and a photocopy of the original.

Selective Service Number (Males only)
Bring a copy of the original or complete and print out the form.

SAT/ACT Scores
Official or unofficial copy of all SAT and/or ACT scores.

College Transcripts
Transcripts of all completed college work credited towards your undergraduate degree. Unofficial copies are acceptable, but the hours and quality points for each class must be shown.

Civil Involvements, if any (Information such as any involvement with civil, school or military authorities since age 13; i.e., traffic citation; detention or suspension; Article 15):

Certificates or Documentation demonstrating (as applicable):


If you plan on driving, please review the parking map before orientation to avoid being cited.

We highly recommend that you purchase a Weekend Visitor Permit online. Additional visitor parking information can be found on the Parking Services website.

Cadets who are attending Bob Jones University, Anderson University, Tri-County Technical College or Southern Wesleyan University need to register for a parking pass. Please visit Clemson Parking and Transportation Services for more information.

What next?

Bring your laptop and the required documentation to New Cadet Orientation, or you will not be issued a uniform. Please contact our Recruiting Officer, Major Taylor DeBerry, or call 864-656-3255 if you have any questions.

Air Force ROTC Detachment 770
Air Force ROTC Detachment 770 | 300 Tillman Hall, Clemson, S.C. 29634