V-12 Navy College Training Program

Robert F. Kennedy (second from left) while completing his V-12 studies at Bates College; in the background is a snow replica of a naval ship.
Alfred J. Eggers served as NASA's Assistant Administrator for Policy from January 1968 through March 1971.

Designed to supplement the force of commissioned officers in the United States Navy during World War II.

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Army Specialized Training Program

Military training program instituted by the United States Army during World War II to meet wartime demands both for junior officers and soldiers with technical skills.

Insignia of the U.S. Army Specialized Training Program: the lamp of knowledge suggests academic learning, the sword represents the military profession

The ASTP differed from the V-12 Navy College Training Program in producing technically trained personnel rather than officers as its primary goal, though recruits were told that they had the opportunity to become officers upon completion.

Villanova University

Private Catholic research university in Villanova, Pennsylvania.

Villanova College in 1849
Corr Hall from The Grotto
St. Thomas of Villanova Church, on the Villanova University campus
A panoramic view of the Main Campus in early spring
St. Thomas of Villanova Monastery
Alumni Hall, the oldest building on campus
The Special Olympics Torch Arrives at the Quad of Villanova University in November 2018
Villanova Wildcats logo
Championship parade in Center City, Philadelphia on April 5, 2018
The old wing of the Falvey Library
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During World War II, Villanova was one of 131 colleges and universities nationally that took part in the V-12 Navy College Training Program which offered students a path to a Navy commission.

Bethany College (West Virginia)

Private liberal arts college in Bethany, West Virginia.

Images of Bethany College, 1904

During World War II, Bethany was one of 131 colleges nationally that took part in the V-12 Navy College Training Program, which offered students a path to a Navy commission.

Northern Arizona University

Public research university based in Flagstaff, Arizona.

The Teacher Training School (now Blome Building) in 1922
The Old Main on the south campus
A bird's-eye view of the NAU Science and Health building
NAU Science and Health Building
Lowell Observatory of which NAU has been a primary institution of collaborative research
NAU student studying in the Honors College dormitories.
Walkup Skydome on the north campus
Football players at NAU
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During this time, ASTC became a Navy V-12 program training site.

Carson–Newman University

Private Baptist university in Jefferson City, Tennessee.

Site of first classes on C-N East Campus
Location of first structure at C-N

During World War II, Carson–Newman was one of 131 colleges and universities nationally that took part in the V-12 Navy College Training Program which offered students a path to a Navy commission.

Berea College

Private liberal arts work college in Berea, Kentucky.

Official logo of Berea College
An ad for Berea College from 1900, placed in a black newspaper in Minnesota.
Draper Building
Berea College

During World War II, Berea was one of 131 colleges nationally that took part in the V-12 Navy College Training Program which offered students a path to a navy commission.

Colgate University

Private liberal arts college in Hamilton, New York.

The Colgate University campus in Hamilton, New York
Memorial Chapel is the anchor of the Colgate University Academic Quad.
Case Library and Geyer Center for Information Technology
A classroom in Colgate University's Lathrop Hall
East and West Halls, the oldest residential halls of the university
The "Willow Path"
Official athletics logo

During World War II, Colgate University was one of 131 colleges and universities nationally that took part in the V-12 Navy College Training Program which offered students a path to a Navy commission.

Denison University

Private liberal arts college in Granville, Ohio.

Swasey Chapel (1924)
Slayter Hall Student Union (1962)
Denison A-Quad after renovations in 2018.
Swasey Observatory (foreground) and Swasey Chapel (background)
Chapel Walk during the fall season
Michael D. Eisner Center for the Performing Arts
Deeds Field-Piper Stadium
Main Entrance (1931)
Doane Administration (1895)
William Howard Doane Library (1937)
Beth Eden (1901) and Swasey Chapel (1924)
Swasey Chapel (1924, inside)
Barney Davis Hall (1894)
Cleveland Hall (1904) – Bryant Arts Center at East College Street gate
Labyrinth at the Open House
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During World War II, Denison was one of 131 colleges and universities nationally that took part in the V-12 Navy College Training Program which offered students a path to a Navy commission.

College of the Holy Cross

Private, Jesuit liberal arts college in Worcester, Massachusetts, about 40 miles west of Boston.

Bishop Benedict Joseph Fenwick, S.J., founder of Holy Cross
Alumni Hall, Holy Cross
Fenwick Lawn, with Commencement Porch of Fenwick Hall in the foreground and the Chapel beyond
The college's flagship building, Fenwick Hall
O'Kane Hall and clock tower, view from northern end of campus.
View of St. Joseph Memorial Chapel
Carlin Hall, a junior residence, with O'Kane and Fenwick Halls behind.
Seal of the College of the Holy Cross
The Crusaders men's lacrosse team plays a game against the Colgate Raiders in 2015
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During World War II, College of the Holy Cross was one of 131 colleges and universities nationally that took part in the V-12 Navy College Training Program which offered students a path to a Navy commission.

Illinois Institute of Technology

Private research university in Chicago, Illinois.

S. R. Crown Hall on the Illinois Institute of Technology campus. Designed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe in 1956, it was designated a National Historic Landmark in 2001.
State Street Village IIT dormitories
Main Building of the Armour Institute of Technology
Several buildings on the Illinois Institute of Technology main campus, such as Machinery Hall pictured here, have been designated as Chicago Landmarks and National Register of Historic Places.
The Paul V. Galvin Library, designed by architect Walter Netsch in 1962. It is named for the founder of Motorola.
Perlstein Hall: one of the campus buildings designed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe
The McCormick Tribune Campus Center. Icons of male figures in action are placed throughout the building; several are visible at the lower left.
Main entrance of the Kaplan Institute
WIIT's studio inside the McCormick Tribune Campus Center

As one of the first American universities to host a Navy V-12 program during World War II the school saw a large increase in students and expanded the Armour campus beyond its original 7 acre.