Classes begin at Norwich University

On Monday, August 29, classes for the 2005-2006 academic year officially started at Norwich University. This fall, Norwich welcomed a total of 607 new students from as close as Northfield and as far away as Finland. A total of approximately 2,000 students attend the University, the oldest private military college in the nation.

The class of 2009 currently consists of 356 Rooks, 201 civilian residential students, and 50 commuter students.

Rooks participate in a military lifestyle, and, as recruits, aspire to be recognized as members of the Norwich University Corps of Cadets. The regimental structure divides the Corps into 10 line companies and 6 provisional battalion companies. Cadet officers and non-commissioned officers command the Corps of Cadets. As Corps leaders, they are responsible for the day-to-day administration, operation, training and discipline of the Corps.

Traditional, civilian residential students live on the same campus as the Corps of Cadets. Undergraduate students attend classes, social events, and compete in athletics together.

Norwich University offers 29 Bachelor degree programs, various non-degree programs (e.g., teacher licensure), 4 ROTC programs, and 7 online graduate programs.