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The Naval ROTC Learning Community is devoted to building a solid foundation for future Navy and Marine Corps Officers. This community is a collaborative effort between students interested in pursuing a career in the US Naval Service and the Active-Duty NROTC Purdue staff. This community offers not only an introduction to the requirements and expectations of Navy and Marine Corps Officers, but also an opportunity to develop teamwork and leadership skills with fellow midshipmen through a variety of professional, cultural, and athletic events.

The Naval ROTC Learning Community offers the opportunity to build and enhance relationships with fellow Naval Science students and faculty in informal, fun, and friendly out-of-class activities.  


  • First-time beginning students admitted to any college/school/major
  • Scholarship and College Programmers accepted into the Naval ROTC

Residential Component


  • Required. The location of learning community housing will be determined based on the incoming size and needs of the learning community. 
  • A signed housing contract is required to apply to this learning community. Once a housing contract is completed, you will indicate your learning community housing preference within the learning community application. Applications received by the priority deadline will be considered first. 
  • If you want to be placed with a preferred roommate and be admitted to a learning community with a required residential component, both you and your roommate must apply (and be accepted) to the same learning community. Students admitted to learning communities with a required residential component cannot be paired with students admitted to learning communities with an optional residential component
  • For specific question regarding learning communities, email 
  • Completing a housing contract is a separate process from applying to a learning community. If you have questions about housing, contact University Residences ( at


Full Academic Year

Associated Courses and Information

Courses are placed through meetings with Navy staff/students


NS 20200 - Naval Lab and Physical Training


Every fee eligible student involved with a learning community (LC) at Purdue will be assessed the $200 LC fee to their university account.  These funds support activities and travel, signature LC events, housing assignments and/or course registration and instructor stipends.

Events and Activities Included:

  • Navy and Marine Corps Birthday Ball
  • Senior Dinning-In
  • Other University Leadership Seminars
  • Battalion/Company Paintball
  • Intramural Teams
  • Military Appreciation Day Football Game
  • Navy and Marine Corps Community Briefs

Information above is subject to change. If you are placed in the LC, the associated courses will be on your schedule prior to you registering for the rest of your courses.

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