Norwich Firsts

  • Norwich was the first private institution in the country to teach engineering.
  • Norwich was the first of all private military colleges in the nation.
  • Norwich was the birthplace of ROTC.
  • Norwich was one of the first military colleges to accept women.
  • Norwich’s founder, Capt. Alden Partridge, brought experiential learning to U.S. education.
  • Norwich University was the first to incorporate physical education into the curriculum.
  • Norwich University was one of the first military colleges to successfully introduce civilian students onto its campus.
  • Norwich University was one of the first institutions in the country to accept international students.
  • Norwich had the first collegiate band.
  • Norwich was one of the first American universities to teach agriculture.