The NU Experience

An overnight visit opportunity for high school seniors.

What is the difference?

We are often asked what the difference is between an Open House event and The NU Experience. The main difference is that The NU Experience takes place during the week (Wednesday/Thursday), while an Open House takes place on a weekend (Friday/Saturday). Both offer overnight opportunities, but because The NU Experience takes place on weekdays, we can also offer a class shadow opportunity.

If attending a class is a priority, then we would recommend attending The NU Experience. If not, an Open House includes multiple workshops, and is an overall larger event. It is also the only option for high school juniors and younger, as The NU Experience is available to high school seniors only. Ultimately, all events are provided in order to offer multiple opportunities for your family to visit campus on a date that is most convenient for your schedule.

What else does The NU Experience event offer?

The NU Experience events are a great way to get a feel for what it’s really like to be a student at Norwich. Stay in a dorm overnight and then spend a day with us learning more about Norwich. For The NU Experience you will not only spend the night, but sit in on a class the following morning, as well as tour the campus, have an in-depth information session with admissions, and meet with some of our cadet and civilian staff who will help you understand all the opportunities that await at Norwich.

Check out an example of an NU Experience Schedule!

Have more questions?

Contact The NU Experience coordinator Tammy Fontaine at or 802.485.2053.

Select your preferred date below to register: Registration will open six weeks prior to the event.

  • September 28-29, 2016 – The NU Experience (Applicants only)
  • October 26-27, 2016 – The NU Experience (Applicants only)
  • January 25-26, 2016 – The NU Experience (Applicants only)
  • February 22-23, 2017 – The NU Experience (Applicants only)
  • April 19-20, 2017– The NU Experience (Accepted students only)

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Plan your visit

For travel information—including driving directions, lodging, and transportation—please take a look at our Visit Norwich University site.

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