Crosstown Cadets

Crosstown cadets are able to participate in ROTC in every way that Yale cadets can. On multiple occasions, the Cadet Wing Commander has been a crosstown cadet, and crosstown cadets have been a part of both the Honor Guard and the Arnold Air Society. While you may be at a greater inconvenience due your distance from Yale, this will not hinder your ability to succeed in the ROTC program.


As a crosstown cadet, you will be responsible for your transportation to Yale. To get to Yale, cadets either carpool or use their own cars. Typically, between 30 and 50 percent of Det 009 cadets are crosstowns, so finding a carpool shouldn’t be difficult. Parking is usually not an issue, as parking outside of Payne Whitney Gymnasium is free. To park at the detachment there is a parking garage nearby that cadets typically use instead of the parking meters outside the detachment. However, if you do park outside the det, you will have to renew parking payments every hour using a credit card or the GoNewHaven app.


ROTC will take precedence over all of your other classes. This means that you will not be able to take classes that overlap with PT, LLAB, or AS class. You will not be able to leave early from PT, LLAB, or AS Class, so you will need to take this into consideration when making your schedule. In addition, you should also consider the transit time between your university and Yale. As a general rule of thumb, you should not schedule any classes before 1200 on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Make sure you work with your advisor at your university when you schedule your classes as they will help you accommodate for your ROTC commitment.