SU Army ROTC has a number of formal and informal social events throughout the year. These events promote esprit de corps and provide cadets with a chance to celebrate each other and the many accomplishments throughout the year.
The cadet kickoff occurs during the first week of school. It is an opportunity for cadets to meet the cadre and other cadets, learn about the events of the upcoming year, and hear about the training opportunities that cadets experienced over the summer.
The Dining In is a formal dinner held at the beginning of winter quarter. It is the first event of the year where the cadets and cadre gather in their class A uniform for festivities. After the formal portion of the evening the classes come together to compete in a class skit contest. Dining In is an event full of jokes, pranks, laughter, tradition, and fabulous grog of Seattle University's own special recipe.
The Military Ball is the culminating formal social event of the year. The cadre, cadets, SU faculty, families, and friends come together to celebrate the year's accomplishments and the upcoming senior commissioning and graduation at a formal dinner. The seniors take their turn walking through the traditional saber arch escorted by a significant person of their lives. Guests are served a formal meal and have the opportunity to hear reflections from a distinguished guest speaker. The formal portion of the evening is closed out by introducing the dancing portion of the evening.
Organizational Day is a large battalion picnic during the final weeks of the school year full of food and fun.Classes compete through a series of games and contests for the coveted NCO cup.
In 2009 SU Army ROTC and UW Navy ROTC went head to head in a game of flag football. It was held at UW's Husky stadium and cadets and friends gathered to cheer on their teams, enjoy hot chocolate, and some very chilly weather. After the football game, cadets joyously celebrated their victory at a holiday white elephant exchange.
1/4 Spring Quarter Classes begin
24/5 Military Ball
10/6 Last day of class
11/6-14/6 Finals week
15/6 Commissionning Ceremony
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