Corps of Cadets.Learn to Lead.
What to bring. What not to bring. And everything in between.
Rooks must arrive on rook arrival day wearing the following items:
Note: Rooks who are authorized to arrive before rook arrival day may arrive in conservative civilian attire, but will need the above items to wear on Rook Arrival Day.
Rooks, do NOT bring the following items:
Dress shoes must be plain black leather or patent leather military style. The shoes will have a noncontrasting sole and normal standard heel. Rubber soles are recommended because of Vermont’s climate. Shoes are not allowed to have a toe cap or stitching across the toe and may not be slip-on in style. Our recommended dress shoe is the Bates Low Quarter Oxford.
Boots must be a tan military-style combat boots, 8 inch field boot. No side zippers, No Air Force sage boots, No Marine Corps olive boots allowed.
There are three style boots that we, at the Uniform Store, recommend for incoming rooks based on experience and testing. With our experience we feel that a temperate (Gor-Tex) or a summer boot are the best for the initial months and the rook should look into winter boots after some time in the colder weather.
Recruits with questions, or having difficulty finding the correct boot or shoe, should call the Cadet Uniform Store at 802-485-2206
Rooks will be issued the following uniforms and equipment upon arrival, during Rook week and during the fall semester:
Issued in their Rook Kit upon arrival:
Issued by cadre during Rook Week:
Issued during Rook Week:
Issued during the fall semester:
NOTE: All Rook issue items may not be available for immediate distribution.