When cadets arrive at the Academy, they receive parking instructions and are told how to stand until summoned for line up outside the Academy doors. Once inside the Academy, cadets are checked in by Cadet Class Counselors and assigned to a squad. They then receive their linen and are escorted to their respective dormitories, where they are assigned a bed and locker. This is followed by a visit to their classroom where they are weighed, photographed and given a Cadet Handbook to review. Later, the cadets will receive welcoming remarks from Illinois State Police Command.