About the Baystate Battalion at WPI
Drawing Cadets from Throughout Central Massachusetts
Cadets from all Worcester Consortium colleges and universities, plus Fitchburg and Framingham State Universities, Daniel Webster College, and UMass Lowell make up what is known as the Bay State Battalion. Headquartered at WPI, this unit prides itself on turning motivated and intelligent cadets into educated and well-rounded officers.
The Bay State Battalion typically trains 60-90 cadets each year. All cadets attend their Military Science classes and Battalion labs at WPI, though new hubs Fitchburg State University and UMass Lowell conduct their own physical training with approximately 15-20 cadets each. The 40-50 students of the Worcester Consortium schools do their physical training at WPI.