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Before attending Norwich University, all incoming freshmen MUST have their high school submit a final transcript that includes month, day and year of graduation. This document is required to complete enrollment at Norwich.
Your high school should submit an official high school transcript to Norwich University by mail to:
27 I.D. White Avenue
Northfield, VT 05663-1036
All entering freshmen at Norwich University are required to take the online math placement exam before attending a NU-101 session. Students who have studied a foreign language prior to Norwich who wish to continue study must also complete a foreign language placement exam.
For students enrolling in the fall, it is requested all exams be completed by June 1 to allow advisers time to preregister students in courses at the appropriate skill level. Students unable to take the test online prior to June 1 or those who wish to demonstrate competency to waive requirements must take the appropriate proctored placement exam during NU-101.
In order to take the exam, you will need to have activated your Norwich username and password.
The mathematics placement exam is administered to determine students’ first mathematics course. All incoming students are required to take the mathematics placement test before arriving on campus. This procedure ensures that you will enroll in the most appropriate mathematics course for your level of preparation.
Students should take the placement exam at the latest by June 1, so that your advisor and the Mathematics Department will know which courses you will be eligible for before you arrive on campus.Take the Math Placement Exam
All newly admitted students who are interested in studying Chinese, French, German, or Spanish at Norwich must take the Modern Languages placement testing.
The test results will determine an appropriate starting level for college language study, based on your proficiency in reading comprehension, vocabulary, grammar and listening. It is suggested students take the placement exam for the language the they intend to study at Norwich.
Use the password 'cadets1' (lowercase and the numeral one) to log in to the exam site.Take the Modern Languages Placement Exam
Norwich University requires all new incoming undergraduate students to complete and submit the medical forms prior to arriving on campus. Failure to complete these form may affect your ability to attend Norwich. Download and complete the PDF document and mail or fax the form to the Norwich University Health Services office by June 1, 2019:
Student Health Center
158 Harmon Dr., Dept. Box 35
Northfield VT 05663
Fax: 1 (802) 485-4577
Copies of personal medical or immunization records are not acceptable substitutes for the required medical forms.
IPAD NOTE: Incoming students will be issued a new iPad (6th generation)*, a case, and an Apple Pencil (stylus). The fee for the device is $550 to be paid over the first two semesters ($275 each term). Each student owns their device and will be able to use it through all four years of their degree program.
iPads will be issued to students during orientation week prior to the start of classes. More and more courses are integrating this tool into class projects and assignments wherein faculty will expect students to have it on-hand. The University can better support a consistent hardware platform, provide access to a common set of applications that include the Microsoft Office suite, assure better service in case of breakage or damage, and design learning outcomes linked to a commonly available learning technology.
Technology demands vary significantly among academic majors. While the iPad is intended to enhance all students’ resources for learning, a computer may still be needed. All incoming students are encouraged to seek input from their home department or faculty in their major before purchasing new equipment for the fall.
Contact your program for major-specific software/hardware requirements.
Rooks must arrive on Rook Arrival day wearing the following items:
Note: Rooks authorized to arrive before Rook arrival day may arrive in appropriate civilian attire, but will need the above items to wear on Rook arrival day.
Rooks must have the following items upon arrival on Rook Arrival day:
- Be sure to break in the shoes and boots over the summer!
- Do not submerse the combat boots in water to break them in.
* Related Article: Rooks: What to Bring
If you already own a set of business attire bring it. Rooks who intend to play varsity athletics and make the travel team are required to wear business attire for away competitions. Some professors require business attire for presentations or class trips; however, it’s not necessary to purchase business attire for arrival day. Rooks will be notified in class by their professor with sufficient time to acquire such.
The following items are required upon arrival to campus:
Required and available for purchase at the University Bookstore:
Required and available for purchase after arrival at the Uniform Store:
We recommend freshmen use the basic University linen service; however, if you are NOT planning to use the linen service, you will need to bring:
All Rooks will receive a photo ID during Rook Arrival Day in-processing. A second form of photo ID is recommended.
At a minimum, all ROTC branches will need an original/certified Certificate of Birth and original Social Security Card or proof of citizenship. Copies of these documents will be made and originals returned to the individual. Specific ROTC branches will contact students prior to arrival if more information is needed. For questions, contact appropriate ROTC office: Army 802-485-2480, Air Force 802-485-2460, Naval 802-485-2185.
Individuals hired for employment by Norwich as work study or non-work study, applicants must have a current U.S. Passport /Passport Card OR a NU Student ID/Driver’s License and one of these originals: Social Security Card/Certificate of Birth/U.S. Citizen ID Card (Form I-197). For questions contact Human Resources Office at 802-485-2075.
Passports are not required, but Rooks interested in travelling abroad for service learning or possible military training opportunities, will need a passport. Rooks are not authorized to study abroad during their Rook year, but are encouraged to do so as an upperclassman. Some varsity team will travel to Canada and Rook athletes selected to travel will need a U.S. Passport or state issued enhanced drivers license.
The following items Rooks ARE NOT allowed to bring upon arrival:
During extended breaks, Norwich does NOT provide free transportation to and from the Burlington International Airport or to the bus or train terminals in Montpelier, Vt. Green Cab VT is one taxi resource, reachable via www.greencabvt.com or 1 (802) 864-2424. Shuttle service for transportation is available for a fee via www.vermonttourandcharter.com/norwich. There is NO transportation to Boston, Mass. or Manchester, N.H. Airports. The Dartmouth Coach is a resource to Boston and NYC airports via https://dartmouthcoach.com/.
Office of the Commandant
Monday – Friday
1 (802) 485-2135
Computer Services Helpdesk
Monday – Friday
1 (802) 485-2456
Cadet Uniform Store
Monday – Friday
1 (802) 485-2206
Monday – Friday
1 (802) 485-2840
Monday – Friday (Summer)
1 (802) 485-2200
Rooks will be issued the following uniforms and equipment upon arrival, during Rook week and during the fall semester:
Issued in their Rook Kit upon arrival:
Issued during Rook week:
Issued during the fall semester:
NOTE: All Rook issue items may not be available for immediate distribution.
The Cadet Uniform Fee for incoming Rooks in 2018 will be $2,235.00.
If a student leaves the Corps of Cadets (either to leave Norwich University or transfer to the civilian lifestyle) he or she is still responsible for meeting this uniform fee obligation.
The Uniform Store will give a student full credit for items not yet issued. However, no credit will be given for any items special ordered for the cadet (for example-name tags, tapes) or items of a personal nature (for example- bathrobe, shower shoes, blankets).Any items that have been issued to the cadet may be considered for a partial credit from the uniform store. Rebates on these items are up to the discretion of the Uniform Store Manager.
The tunic and coatee pieces of the uniform are property of the University and must be returned to the Cadet Uniform Store when a Cadet leaves the Corps, the University or graduates.
Should the cadet withdraw from the Corps of Cadets or require a transcript, the full cost of the uniform, to include both the billed cost and the remaining unbilled cost of the uniform (less any approved refunds) will be applied to the student’s account and must be paid. There is an automatic hold on transcripts for any student whose student account is not paid in full.
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Before reviewing the list below we'd like to suggest a few general rules of thumb when considering what to bring.
1. Remember everything you bring in will have to be brought back out at the end of the year. Taking a minimalist perspective might help, bring only what you need; Consider how many trips it will take to unpack and pack the car, save your back from strain; Know that you will most likely buy more things (Norwich gear, Hiking stick you made, Vermont knicknacks, etc); The amount of things you will have at the end of the year will be more than you brought in for some reason. Ask yourself “Do I really need this…?” for each item.
2. You will need winter gear, but not right away. Pack your winter gear but have a family member ship it to you in October. Save the box so you can ship them back at the end of April.
3. Start conversing with your roommate about what items you may share (fridge, microwave, TV), also really consider whether you really need those things since there are Microwaves on each floor, and a TV in each Lounge. Do you need that gaming system if your focus is on academics, and you already have a laptop?