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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, 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.


Norwich University
New Student Arrival & Orientation, Spring 2023
Saturday, Jan. 7 to Sunday, Jan. 8

Saturday, January 7

  • 9:00 a.m.  New Student Check-In
  • 12:00 p.m. Get settled into your room
  • 1:00 p.m.  Welcome Session/Lunch (U-Building 085)
  • 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. iPad Issue with ITS (U-Building 085)
  • 2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Group Sessions Part One/Bring iPads
    • Group 1: A&R, CASA, HCAI (A&R: Mack Hall 225)
    • Group 2: CASA, HCAI, A&R (CASA: Mack Hall 205)
    • Group 3: HCAI, A&R, CASA (HCAI: Mack Hall 005)
  • 4 p.m. Meeting with Residence Life (Residence Life: Mack Hall 225) or Commuter Student Meeting (Commuters: Mack Hall 205)
  • 5 p.m. Social Program + Dinner (Wise Campus Center)

Sunday, January 8

  • 10:00 a.m. Brunch Buffet (Wise Campus Center Abare)
  • 12:00 p.m. Norwich and Military Traditions (Mack Hall 225)
  • 2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Group Sessions Part Two/Bring iPads
    • Group 1: CWC, ITS, TIX (CWC: Mack Hall 005)
    • Group 2: ITS, TIX, CWC (ITS: Mack Hall 2255)
    • Group 3: TIX, CWC, ITS (TIX: Mack Hall 205)
  • 2:00 p.m. Office of Public Safety (U-Building 085)
  • 2:30 p.m. Campus Tour
  • 3:00 p.m. Rules and Regulations (U-Building 085)
  • 4:00 p.m. Social Program + Dinner (Wise Campus Center)
  • 7:00 p.m. Residence Life Floor Meeting (Respective Residence Halls)

Monday, January 9th

  • Good Luck on Your First Day of Classes!

Group Session Abbreviation Key:

A&R: Advising and Registrar
CASA: Center for Academic Success and Achievement
HCAI: Honor Code and Academic Integrity
CWC: Counseling and Wellness Center
ITS: Information Technology Services
TIX: Title IX

For More Information:

Jie Yang
Assistant Director of Residence Life
Phone: (802) 485-2643
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
Office: Dalrymple Hall, Room 108

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