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About Norwich University

FALL 2018

Aug. 1              Fall 2018 Payment Due/ New Student Medical Forms Due

Aug. 6              Founder’s Day                                     

Aug. 18            Rook, Parent & Family Welcome Reception                   

Aug. 19            Rook Arrival Day

Aug. 19            NUPFA Rook Parent & Family Reception

Aug. 22            New Residential and Commuter Student Arrival Day

Aug. 22            NUPFA Civilian Parent & Family Reception

Aug. 25-26       Upper Class Students Return

Aug. 26            Oath Ceremony

Aug. 27            Fall Semester Classes Begin

Aug. 28            Convocation

Sept. 3             Labor Day Parade - No Classes

Sept. 4             Add/Drop Period Ends

Sept. 12-16      Homecoming Weekend

Sept. 12           Senior Class Pub Social, with their Guardian Class

Sept. 12           Junior Class Wings over Norwich event, with their Guardian Class

Sept. 27-30      Parent & Family Weekend

Sept. 27           NUPFA Parent & Family Buffet - RSVP Required, Rooks allowed

Sept. 29           Legacy Pinning

Oct. 11             Class2Class Mentoring Program Kick-Off Dinner

Oct. 17             Corps Class of 2020 Ring Design Premiere

Oct. 17             Civilian Class of 2020 Ring Design Premiere

Oct. 19             Mid-Semester Break - No Classes

Oct. 27             NUCC Regimental Ball

Oct. 29             Last Day to Withdraw with Grade of W

Nov. 1-3           Legacy March

Nov. 1              Red Cross Blood and Bone Marrow Drive

Nov. 3              NU Day of Service

Nov. 7              Fall Career Fair

Nov. 9              Veteran’s Day Observance

Nov. 14            Thanksgiving Dinner

Nov. 17-25       Thanksgiving Break, last meal is dinner on 11/16

Nov. 17             Residence Halls close at Noon

Nov. 24            Residence Halls open at Noon, first meal is dinner on 11/25

Nov. 26             Classes Resume

Dec. 3              December Grads Dinner - for Graduating Seniors only

Dec. 11            Spring 2018 Payment Due/ New (Spring) Student Medical Forms Due

Dec. 11            Holiday Dinner Served by Faculty & Staff

Dec. 12            Reading Day - No Classes

Dec. 13-18       Final Examinations

Dec. 19            Residence Halls close at Noon, last meal is dinner on 12/18

Dec. 19            Mid-Year Vacation Begins



Jan. 19             Residence Halls open at Noon, first meal is dinner on 1/20

Jan. 21             Spring Semester Classes Begin

Jan. 26             MLK Day of Service

Jan. 28             Add/Drop Period Ends

Jan. 31             Class of 2019 100’s Night - Graduating Seniors only

Feb. 28             Red Cross Blood and Bone Marrow Drive

Feb. 22             TAG Day (Thank A Giver)

Mar. 5-6           Senior Grad Finale

Mar. 9              Residence Halls close at Noon, last meal is dinner on 3/8

Mar. 11-15       Spring Break - No Classes

Mar. 16             Residence Halls open at Noon, first meal is dinner on 3/17

Mar. 18            Classes Resume

Mar. 27            Spring Career Fair

Apr. 5              Last Day to Withdraw with Grade of W

Apr. 19-21        Junior Ring Weekend                                      

May 4               Reading Day - No Classes

May 5-10          Final Examinations

May 9               Class of 2019 Senior Dinner - for Graduating Seniors only

May 11             Commencement Ceremony

May 12             Commissioning Ceremonies

May 13             Residence Halls close at Noon

June 17-21       College of Graduate and Continuing Studies (CGCS) Residency Conference

“To give our youth an education that shall be American in its character – to enable them to act as well as to think – to execute as well as to conceive – to tolerate all opinions when reason is left free to combat them – to make moral, patriotic, efficient, and useful citizens, and to qualify them for all those high responsibilities resting upon a citizen in this free republic.”

First Published — 1843 Catalog

Internationalized Education

Norwich University values and actively supports opportunities for faculty, staff, and students to be globally engaged.

We host a diverse student body of international students who come to Norwich to pursue their academic goals.

We support our faculty by empowering them to travel, teach, and engage in research overseas to build intercultural proficiency and incorporate international perspectives into their teaching.

Success After Norwich

Norwich students turn their passions and experiences into real-world opportunities, internships and careers, thanks to one-on-one career advising, academic mentoring and a network of thousands of alumni and parents ready to offer advice and networking.

Norwich’s 24,000-plus alumni span the globe, living and leading as entrepreneurs, advancing science and technology, improving communities and serving our nation’s military. Their affinity for Norwich extends to every student and graduate, and they’ll do all that they can to help.

  • “3M scientists and engineers have applied science to life, developing products that solve problems in new and imaginative ways.”
    Innovator Alex Mathies ’99 3M Quality Engineer/Analytical Chemist
  • “Norwich taught me the skills I needed to better myself, become a leader and pursue my dreams of becoming a physical education teacher and coach.”
    Educator Kacey Abbriano ’12 K8 Physical Education Teacher
  • “Expect challenge, achieve distinction has been a driving force in my academic and military endeavors. The Corps taught me to never stand still and my drive to excel and make a difference is what fuels my everyday life.”
    Navy Researcher Joseph Landry ’08 Naval Undersea Medical Institute Radiation Health Officer
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Accreditation and Recognition

Norwich University is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc. — the nation’s oldest regional accrediting body - through its Commission on Institutions of Higher Education (CIHE).
Regional Accreditation Norwich University is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education—formally known as New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC).
National Recognition The National Security Agency and Department of Homeland Security have designated Norwich University as a Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense.
State Authorization Norwich University has been approved by the Vermont Agency of Education to participate in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (NC-SARA). Participation in NC-SARA provides Norwich University with reciprocity to offer online/distance learning programs to residents of the other NC-SARA states.
Professional Accreditation Norwich University's Project Management concentration in both the MBA and Master of Science in Information Security and Assurance programs is accredited by the PMI Global Accreditation Center for Project Management Education Programs (GAC).
Program Accreditation Norwich University's master's program in nursing is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.
Program Accreditation Norwich University's Architecture program is accredited by the National Architecture Accreditation Board.
Program Accreditation Norwich University is a member of the Associate of Collegiate Schools of Architecture
Program Accreditation Norwich University is a member of the Architectural Research Centers Consortium.
Program Accreditation Norwich University's MBA program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs.
Commencement 2019