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Norwich University
New-student orientation, Fall 2021
Tuesday, Aug. 24 to Sunday, Aug. 29

Tuesday, Aug, 24

8 a.m. to noon: New-student in-processing (Location: Shapiro Fieldhouse).

Noon to 1:30 p.m.: Free time to get settled.

Noon to 12:30 p.m.: Commuter student welcome session (White Chapel).

12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.: Commuter student campus tour. 

1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.: President Dr. Mark Anarumo’s welcome remarks to students and family (Shapiro Fieldhouse).

2:30 to 4 p.m.: Parent Family Reception (Doyle Hall Lobby).

3 to 5 p.m.: Get to know your orientation leader (Plumley Armory).

5 to 5:45 p.m.: Dinner with orientation group (Wise Campus Center dining hall).

5:45 to 7 p.m.: Campus tour.

7 to 8:30 p.m.: Joint Diversity Equity and Inclusion event (Plumley Armory).

8:30 to 10 p.m.: Free time to get settled.

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Wednesday, Aug. 25

8 to 9 a.m.: Breakfast with your orientation group (Wise Campus Center dining hall).

9 to 10 a.m.: Surviving Norwich University with the Rev. William Wick (Mack Hall Auditorium).

10 to 11 a.m.: See different group schedule

  • Groups 1-3: Advising and Registrar (Todd Multipurpose Room in Kreitzberg Library).
  • Groups 4-6: Student Government Association (Schneider Hall 208).
  • Groups 7-8: Introduction to DEI with Dr. Julia Bernard (Schneider Hall 403).
  • Groups 9-10: Rules and Regulation with Jie Yang (South Instruction Room, Kreitzberg Library).
  • Groups 11-12: iPad Issues/Information Technology Services (Andrews Gym).

11 a.m. to noon: See different group schedule 

  • Groups 1-3: Student Government Association (Schneider Hall 208).
  • Groups 4-6: Introduction to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion with Dr. Julia Bernard (Schnieder Hall 403).
  • Groups 7-8: Rules and Regulation with Jie Yang (South Instruction Room, Kreitzberg Library).
  • Groups 9-10: iPad Issues/Information Technology Services (Andrews Gym).
  • Groups 11-12: Career and Internship Center (Schneider Hall 307).

Noon to 1 p.m.: Lunch with your orientation group (Wise Campus Center dining hall).

1 to 2 p.m.: See different group schedule 

  • Groups 1-3: Introduction to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion with Dr. Julia Bernard (Location: SC403).
  • Groups 4-6: Rules and regulations with Jie Yang (South Instruction Room, Kreitzberg Library).
  • Groups 7-8: iPad issues/Information Technology Services (Cabot 085).
  • Groups 9-10: Career and Internship Center (Schneider Hall 307).
  • Groups 11-12: Mailroom key pickup.

2 to 3 p.m.: See different group schedule 

  • Groups 1-3: Rules and Regulation with Jie Yang (Location: South Instruction Room, Kreitzberg Library).
  • Groups 4-6: iPad Issues/Information Technology Services (Cabot Hall 085).
  • Groups 7-8: Career and Internship Center (Schneider Hall 307).
  • Groups 9-10: Mailroom key pickup.
  • Groups 11-12: Honor and Integrity Brief with Lt. Col. Duncan Currier and Dr. Page Spiess (Mack Hall 005).

3 to 4 p.m.: See different group schedule 

  • Groups 1-3: iPad Issues/Information Technology Services (Cabot 085).
  • Groups 4-6: Career and Internship Center (Schneider Hall 307).
  • Groups 7-8: Mailroom key pickup.
  • Groups 9-10: Honor and integrity brief with Lt. Col. Duncan Currier and Dr. Page Spiess (Location: Mack 005).
  • Groups 11-12: Tour of the Shaw Outdoor Center.

4 to 5 p.m.See different group schedule 

  • Groups 1-3: Career and Internship Center (Schnieder Hall 307).
  • Groups 4-6: Mailroom key pickup.
  • Groups 7-8: Honor and integrity brief with Lt. Col. Duncan Currier and Dr. Page Spiess (Mack Hall 005).
  • Groups 9-10: Shaw Outdoor Center tour.
  • Groups 11-12: Counseling and Wellness Center (South Instruction Room, Kreitzberg Library).

5 to 6 p.m.: Dinner with your orientation group (Wise Campus Center dining hall).

6 to 7 p.m.: Free time. 

7 to 8 p.m.: Meet the coaches (Andrews Gym).

8 to 10 p.m.: Global social sponsored by the International Center (Plumley Armory).

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Thursday, Aug. 26

8 to 8:30 a.m.: Breakfast with your orientation group (Wise Campus Center dining hall).

8:30 to 8:45 a.m.: Meet to separate into majors (Wise Campus Center green).

8:45 to 9 a.m.: Orientation leaders bring students to their department/college.

9 a.m. to 4 p.m.: Academic Day: Rotation of classes and schedule station, academic program station, learning with technology, one-on-one advising meetings.

4 to 4:45 p.m.: International Student Roundtable (Todd Multipurpose Room in Kreitzberg Library.)

4:45 to 5:45 p.m.: Norwich and military traditions with Regimental Commander Matthew Cutting (Jackman Hall).

5:45 to 6:30 p.m.: Dinner with your orientation group (Wise Campus Center dining hall).

6:30 to 8 p.m.: Transitions skit, orientation staff presentation on common transition issues (Cabot Hall 085).

8 to 11 p.m.: Inflatables and outrageous fun (Kreitzberg Arena).

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Friday, Aug. 27

8 to 9 a.m.: Breakfast with your orientation group (Location: Wise Campus Center  dining hall)

9 to 10 a.m.: See different group schedule 

  • Groups 1-3: Mailroom key pickup.
  • Groups 4-6: Honor and integrity brief with Lt. Col. Duncan Currier and Dr. Page Spiess (Location: White Chapel).
  • Groups 7-8: Tour of the Shaw Outdoor Center.
  • Groups 9-10: Counseling and Wellness Center (Location: South Instruction Room, Kreitzberg Library).
  • Groups 11-12: Academic Achievement Center (Location: Todd Multipurpose Room in Kreitzberg Library).

10 to 11 a.m.: See different group schedule

  • Groups 1-3: Honor and Integrity Brief with Lt. Col. Duncan Currier and Dr. Page Spiess (Location: White Chapel).
  • Groups 4-6: Tour of the Shaw Outdoor Center.
  • Groups 7-8: Counseling and Wellness Center (South Instruction Room, Kreitzberg Library).
  • Groups 9-10: Academic Achievement Center (Todd Multipurpose Room, Kreitzberg Library).
  • Groups 11-12: Safe Zone Training (Mack Auditorium).

11 a.m. to noon: See different group schedule

  • Groups 1-3: Tour of the Shaw Outdoor Center
  • Groups 4-6: Counseling and Wellness Center (South Instruction Room, Kreitzberg Library).
  • Groups 7-8: Academic Achievement Center (Todd Multipurpose Room, Kreitzberg Library).
  • Groups 9-10: Safe zone training (Mack Auditorium).
  • Groups 11-12: Center for Civic Engagement (Cabot 085).
  • Noon to 1 p.m.: Lunch with your orientation group (Location: Wise Campus Center Dining Hall).

1 to 2 p.m.: See different group schedule

  • Groups 1-3: Counseling and Wellness Center (South Instruction Room, Kreitzberg Library).
  • Groups 4-6: Academic Achievement Center (Todd Multipurpose Room, Kreitzberg Library).
  • Groups 7-8: Safe zone training (Mack Hall Auditorium).
  • Groups 9-10: Center for Civic Engagement (Cabot 085).
  • Groups 11-12: Advising and Registrar (Schneider Hall 307).

2 to 3 p.m.: See different group schedule

  • Groups 1-3: Academic Achievement Center (Todd Multipurpose Room, Kreitzberg Library).
  • Groups 4-6: Safe zone training (Mack Hall Auditorium).
  • Groups 7-8: Center for Civic Engagement (Cabot 085).
  • Groups 9-10: Advising and registrar (Schneider Hall 307).
  • Groups 11-12: Student Government Association (Schneider Hall 208).

3 to 4 p.m.: See different group schedule

  • Groups 1-3: Safe zone training (Mack Hall Auditorium).
  • Groups 4-6: Center for Civic Engagement (Cabot 085).
  • Groups 7-8: Advising and Registrar (Schneider Hall 307).
  • Groups 9-10: Student Government Association (Schneider Hall 208).
  • Groups 11-12: Introduction to Diversity Equity and Inclusion with Dr. Julia Bernard (Schnieder Hall 403).

4 to 5 p.m.: See different group schedule

  • Groups 1-3: Center for Civic Engagement (Cabot Hall 085).
  • Groups 4-6: Advising and Registrar (Schneider Hall 307).
  • Groups 7-8: Student Government Association (Schneider Hall 208).
  • Groups 9-10: Introduction to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion with Dr. Julia Bernard (SC403).
  • Groups 11-12: Rules and Regulation with Jie Yang (South Instruction Room, Kreitzberg Library.)
  • 5 to 6 p.m: Dinner on your own (Wise Campus Center dining hall).

6 to 8 p.m.: Trip to Walmart sponsored by the International Center.

8 to 10 p.m: Bonfire, s’mores, and sky lanterns. (Dalrymple Hall lawn).

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Saturday, Aug. 28

8 to 9 a.m.: Breakfast on your own (Wise Campus Center dining hall). 

9 to 9:30 a.m.: Free time.

9:30 to 11:30 a.m.: Rise Against Hunger Service Project (Plumley Armory).

11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.: Lunch on your own (Wise Campus Center dining hall).

12:15 to 1 p.m: Oath Ceremony rehearsal (Upper Parade Ground.)

1 to 2:30 p.m.: Free time.

2:30 to 4:30 p.m: Lawn games, tie dye, and water balloons (Dalrymple Hall lawn)

4:30 to 5:30 p.m.: Free time.

5:30 to 6:30 p.m.: Dinner on your own (Wise Campus Center dining hall).

6:30 to 7 p.m.: Free time.

7 to 10 p.m.: Student Social: Glow in the dark putt-putt and movie, sponsored by the Campus Activities Board (Wise Campus Center green).

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Sunday, Aug. 29

8 to 9 a.m.: Breakfast on your own (Wise Campus Center dining hall).

9 a.m. to noon: International student meeting (Cabot 085).

Noon to 1 p.m.: Lunch on your own (Wise Campus Center dining hall).

1 to 1:30 p.m.: Assemble to go to Oath Ceremony (Wise Campus Center green).

1:30 to 2:30 p.m.: Oath Ceremony (Upper Parade Ground).

2:30 to 5:15 p.m.: Free time.

5:15 to 6:45 p.m.: New-student cookout and social (Wise Campus Center green).

6:30 to 7:30 p.m.: Catholic Mass, optional (White Chapel).

7:45 to 8:45 p.m.: Nondenominational services, optional (White Chapel).

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Q: Will there be a student checklist? How do we complete it?
A: Yes. All students must complete the Student Checklist, including prearrival registration, before arrival. Instructions and a link for the Student Checklist will be communicated to students after July 15. Students must complete each checklist item and select their appropriate arrival date.

Q: How will students get their ID cards?
A: Student IDs will be issued on arrival. The cards are superimportant, storing meal plans, opening dormitory doors, allowing entry to the Wise Campus Center dining hall and storing Cadet Ca$h accounts. Prepaid Cadet$Cash accounts allow for budgeting predictability; parents can set up deposit schedules to meet students’ estimated expenses and get money to students’ accounts quickly and easily. Students should report ost or stolen cards to the Cadet$Card Office or Public Safety; lost cards will be disabled immediately. 

Q: When is civilian orientation? 
A: The residential civilian and commuter new student orientation schedule will be published following the universitywide Independence Day holiday from July 4 to July 5.

Q: Must I attend orientation?
|A: Yes, you must do both the online and in-person orientation.

Q: Is there a separate orientation for transfer students?  
A: No.

Norwich University admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.

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