*Updated August 4, 2020, 9:15 a.m. CST

As an addition to the below existing policy concerning cadets who may want to stay home this semester and conduct all their classes online.

If a cadet has a pre-existing health condition that puts them at greater risk of contracting COVID-19 or greater risk of further health issues if exposed to COVID-19, (MUST be verified by a valid doctor’s statement), and they choose to stay home this semester on LOA status as a result, we will favorably consider allowing that cadet to retain his/her Corps scholarship.

Please notify Corps Operations and Training at 979.862.4311 to report pre-existing health conditions and also send a valid doctor’s statement concerning the pre-existing health issue in order to be considered for this option. This is NOT an option for cadets who choose to resign from the Corps while staying home this semester to take classes online.

*Updated July 21, 2020, 9:45 a.m. CST

From Brigadier General Joe E. Ramirez, Jr.

We have received several queries lately from cadets wanting to know if they could stay home to conduct all of their classes online this fall, as outlined in the latest policy letter from the Provost, and still remain in the Corps of Cadets. There have also been questions concerning both Corps and ROTC scholarships, and if cadets could retain their scholarships if they choose to stay home and conduct all of their classes online this fall.

The below guidance is provided for cadets considering remaining home for the fall semester to conduct their classes online.

Cadets have two options if they make the decision not to return to campus this fall:

(1) Leave Of Absence (LOA) for COVID-19:  Cadets who choose to remain home and conduct all of their classes online for the fall semester may choose to go on LOA (due to COVID-19) from the Corps and retain membership in the Corps. Similar to cadets on Study Abroad programs or conducting an internship for their college during the semester, cadets on LOA are still members of the Corps, but are considered on Leave of Absence for the semester. However, cadets who choose to remain home for the semester on LOA are not considered active members of the Corps, and will not be allowed to retain their Corps scholarship, if they have one.  Cadets on LOA may also choose to keep their uniforms or return them to the Uniform Distribution Center (UDC).  If uniforms are kept, cadets will be assessed the annual uniform fee in the fall of 2020.  If cadets return their uniforms, the fee will be assessed when uniforms are re-issued to the cadet upon their return in the Spring of 2021.  If returning uniforms, the UDC recommends using a shipping carrier like FedEx or UPS so cadets have up-to-date tracking and to ensure delivery of the uniforms directly to the UDC facility. Cadets should dry clean their uniforms before returning them, otherwise, the UDC will charge for dry cleaning and damaged/soiled uniforms. Cadets may ship their uniforms to:

Uniform Distribution Center

448 Lewis St

1115 TAMU

College Station, TX 77843-1115

Cadets will need to cancel their fall 2020 semester housing application by logging into their housing portal at https://oncampusaggies.tamu.edu.  There is a penalty to canceling and a process to appeal.  Cadets can contact housing@tamu.edu for additional information.

Cadets requesting an LOA for COVID-19 must contact the Assistant Commandant for Operations & Training at 979-862-4311 to inform them of your intent to do so.

(2) Resign:  Cadets who choose to remain home and conduct all of their classes online for the fall semester may also resign from the Corps. Cadets choosing to resign need to complete a Corps Resignation Form to ensure they properly out-process from the Corps.  This form, along with instructions, can be obtained from the Assistant Commandant for Operations & Training at 979-862-4311.  Cadets who resign from the Corps can still reapply to return to the Corps in the spring or later semesters. Cadets automatically lose their Corps scholarship by resigning from the Corps. Cadets must also ship their uniforms back to the UDC if they resign from the Corps and are not physically returning to campus.  The UDC recommends using a shipping carrier like FedEx or UPS so cadets have up-to-date tracking and to ensure delivery of the uniforms directly to the UDC facility. Cadets should dry clean their uniforms before returning them, otherwise, the UDC will charge for dry cleaning and damaged/soiled uniforms. Cadets may ship their uniforms to:

Uniform Distribution Center

448 Lewis St

1115 TAMU

College Station, TX 77843-1115

Cadets will need to cancel their fall 2020 semester housing application by logging into their housing portal at https://oncampusaggies.tamu.edu.  There is a penalty to canceling and a process to appeal.  Cadets can contact housing@tamu.edu for additional information.

Cadets choosing to resign from the Corps of Cadets must contact the Assistant Commandant for Operations & Training at 979-862-4311 to inform them of your intent to do so.

For those cadets on ROTC Scholarship, those seeking an ROTC Scholarship, or those seeking to commission into one of the branches of the Armed Forces through ROTC, please contact your respective ROTC for details on what your options are if you are considering staying home to conduct your classes online the fall semester. They can provide you complete details on potential impact to ROTC scholarships, required ROTC training, and commissioning. Each ROTC has different requirements, so please contact your respective ROTC as soon as possible to get full details on your options from the ROTC cadre. For your convenience, the phone numbers for each ROTC are listed below:

Army ROTC:  (979) 845-2814

Air Force ROTC:  (979) 845-7611

Navy/Marine ROTC:  (979) 845-1775