7:00 a.m. Reveille
The day begins and ends to the sound of a live bugle. Cadets rise for formation, raise the U.S. and Virginia flags, then march to breakfast.
8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Classes
Cadets cannot be late, nor can they sleep through classes, without consequence.
Approximately three times each week, cadets participate in organized physical training.
Depending on their schedule, cadets eat at Crozet Hall with friends. Rats eat with other rats.
Approximately three times per semester, visiting speakers address the Corps on key themes and issues of the day.
4:15 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Activities
Cadets use this time for sports practice, club meetings, band and choir practice, and military activities. On most Friday afternoons and Saturday home football games, the Corps marches in parades, which are popular visitor events.
6:10 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Supper
Cadets form up in front of barracks to sound Retreat. Afterward, the evening cannon is fired and flags are lowered. Cadets march to supper to drum cadence.
7:30 p.m. – 11:15 p.m. Study Time
Each evening cadets have the opportunity to study.
11:30 p.m. Taps
The sounding of Taps signifies the end of the day.