Norwich University welcomes parents and families to campus

Rook with visiting familyNorwich University will welcome hundreds of parents and families of students to the Northfield campus the weekend of September 25-28 for its annual Parent and Family Weekend. The weekend gives the parents of Norwich students and their families the opportunity to visit the campus and participate in activities that provide a glimpse of what college life at Norwich is like for their students. It also marks the first time that freshmen in the University's Corps of Cadets (Rooks) are allowed off campus during their down time, giving families time with the students they dropped off for the start of the academic year on August 25. The Corps of Cadets parade scheduled for Friday, Sept. 26, will recognize the gold star / academic excellence pin recipients from the spring semester 2003.

"Family is an essential element to the Norwich culture," said University President Richard W. Schneider. "The parents and families of our students represent an important part of our extended Norwich family, and we look forward every year to this weekend when we can all share the Norwich experience with them."

"Parent and Family Weekend is a wonderful venue for our students to demonstrate their pride in their University and for their parents and families to learn more about this special place we call Norwich," said Norwich Vice President for Student Affairs & Commandant of Cadets, Michael Kelley. "The Vermont landscape is coming alive with fall color, and there will be events for all to partake in, including sports, dining and other activities. As a member of the University who interacts daily with our students, and for both my wife and me as alums and proud Norwich parents, we appreciate this weekend from a number of perspectives. We hope the students, parents and families will fully engage and enjoy this wonderful fall tradition. Welcome, parents and families, to Norwich University!"

View the events schedule for Parent and Family Weekend.

dmudgett@norwich.edu, September 2003

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