Shadow Day

Shadow Day, 28 March 2018

Are you interested in becoming an Air Force officer? Are you interested in attending North Carolina State University? If so, then feel free to sign up for Detachment 595’s Shadow Day! Det 595 hosts a Shadow Day every semester that provides the opportunity for High School juniors, seniors, and even college students to learn about what life as a cadet is like. If you are interested, read the Event Details below and make sure to Register no later than the deadline posted. Frequently Asked Questions are answered at the bottom of this page.


High School juniors, seniors, and In-College students interested in ROTC
Date: 28 Mar 18
Timespan: 0800-1700 (8AM-5PM)
Location: Reynolds Coliseum for arrival & departure
Registration: Due by 14 Mar 18
Point of Contact: Recruiting Officer (or via phone at 919-515-2417) and the Cadet Recruiting Officer.

Shadow Day is designed to provide a first-hand experience into the daily life as both a college student and AFROTC cadet. A campus tour will be provided showing all that NC State has to offer on both Main Campus and Centennial Campus. Cadets from the detachment will also be available on the tour and throughout the day, so bring any questions with you and ask as many questions as you can during the day! Our cadets’ intent is to provide full and honest opinions, knowledge, and experiences to the shadows. Shadows will also participate in our AFROTC Leadership Laboratory at the end of the class day where the entire Cadet Wing comes together for mass instruction and training.

Important Note: Dates & times are subject to change so check this page regularly for possible updates.


Registration Instructions – MANDATORY

DEADLINE: 14 Mar 18

REGISTRATION WINDOW:  8 Jan 18 – 14 Mar 18

NOTE: Registration for Shadow Day is closed as we have received the maximum number of applications.


To submit your documentation, follow the instructions listed in the Shadow Day Registration Form.

Important Note: Make sure that you send in BOTH the Shadow Day Registration Form and the Shadow Day Participation Waiver.

Directions & Parking

William Neal Reynolds Coliseum, 2411 Dunn Ave, Raleigh, NC 27606

For Parking, there is a 24-hour pay-to-park on the bottom level ONLY of the parking deck next to Reynolds (East Side). This only accepts credit/debt cards, NO CASH. It is $2 per hour with a max of $10 per day. Everywhere else requires NCSU parking passes and you WILL be ticketed if you are in a permit zone.


The following question and answer couplets cover our usual questions received about this event. If you still have any further questions or need additional clarification, please send an email to the Cadet Recruiting Officer

  1. Question: Are parents/guardians allowed to come?
    Yes! In fact, parents are encouraged to come see the campus and ROTC facilities. Parents do not follow with shadows when they go off with their cadets but stay behind for additional information from Cadre & Cadet staff.
  2. Question: What should I bring to Shadow Day?
    – Camera/Phone to take pictures on campus tours
    – Signed Physical Activity Waiver
    – Money for food & if you want anything from NCSU Campus Store
    – Clothes for physical activity
    – String bag / backpack for items
  3. Question: Is Shadow Day only for students interested in NC State?
    No. NC State is the host university for Det 595, but we invite all students interested in our program, including those interested in our cross town universities (Peace University, Shaw University, Meredith University, and Saint Augustine’s University) to attend.