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Arrival Day

Norwich Oath Ceremony

All new students will participate in the New Student Oath Ceremony, a long-standing Norwich tradition, August 28, 1:30pm – 2:30pm at Sabine Field. Corps and civilians participate jointly to cultivate campus-wide unity.

Incoming civilians and rooks will promise to accept, uphold and apply the principles of Norwich’s honor code and guiding values, ending their recitations with, “In all my endeavors, from this day forth, I will reflect in the spirit of the Norwich motto, ‘I will try.’”

<< Arrival & Orientation

Congratulations on your acceptance, and welcome to Norwich University. 

One of the critical next steps in your Norwich experience is new student orientation. Upon arrival to campus, you will participate in an in-person orientation program specific to your lifestyle as a residential cadet (Rook Orientation Week) or a civilian student (includes residential, commuter, transfer, and all early college students).

You must also participate in a new student online orientation course, designed to complement your in-person orientation experience. This online course is mandatory for all new students and should be completed prior to your scheduled arrival.

Completion of the new student online orientation course in NUoodle includes the following: 

  1. View and complete the items within the New Student Online Orientation NUoodle Course.
  2. Complete the Online Orientation Feedback Activity.
  3. Complete the Alcohol Education and Sexual Harassment Prevention content modules.

Returning Student Information and Instructions Fall 2022 (PDF)

Norwich University
New Student Arrival & Orientation, Fall 2022
Sunday, Aug. 14 to Tuesday, Aug. 23

Sunday, August 14

  • 9:00 – 11:00 a.m.  Rooks participating in the Provisional Battalion (Band, Cavalry and Drill) Field Training Exercise

Friday, August 19

  • 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Check-in, ROTC Scholarship Recipients
  • 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Check-in, International Rooks
  • 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.  ROTC Scholarship Banquet for Rooks with confirmed ROTC scholarships (to include NROTC Preparatory Program), by invitation only

Sunday, August 21

  • 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Check-in, Remaining Rooks

Tuesday, August 23

  • 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Check-in, New Residential Civilians
  • 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Check-in, New Commuting Civilians
  • 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Check-in, Flexible Pathways
  • 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Check-in, Exchange Students

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