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Arrival Day

Welcome! We are thrilled to welcome you to Norwich University, home of the Cadets and birthplace of ROTC.

Transitioning to college is a process! All of our programs help students to develop a sense of their personal goals, make connections with peers, faculty and staff, and build a sense of community and context, which will lay a foundation for their time at Norwich. We support both academic and social transitions to Norwich University. Don't worry, parents and families! We'll have information for you, too!

Each college, department and program, whether academic or athletic, has its own set of welcome and orientation activities for new students and student athletes so don’t be surprised if you have the opportunity to get acquainted with your dean, your faculty adviser, your coach or your student life staff in the months ahead.

We’re counting down the days to your arrival and can’t wait to see you on The Hill.

Norwich Together, Norwich Forever!

Arrival & Orientation Schedule & Information


If you will be late arriving to campus, please contact:

  • First-year students: (802) 485-2001
  • Returning civilian students: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Returning Corps students: (802) 485-2138 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Welcome to the Norwich family.

"You chose us when applying, and we chose you to join us. Our motto is "I will try". With distinguished alumni around the world, you enter a community of passionate and successful leaders. Our experiential learning will engage and develop your learning by doing."

“Norwich together, Norwich forever.”


Whether you are checking out the University for the first time, visiting your student, or reuniting with your classmates, you can travel to beautiful Vermont via planes, trains, or automobiles with plenty of local accommodations to choose from.

Area Accommodations
Transportation Options


Freshman are not allowed to have vehicles on campus. In special situations, when freshmen need a vehicle on campus, they will need to get the approval of the Dean of Students or Commandant of Cadets before applying for a permit and will only be issued one if permits are available.

Parking Policy
Preparing a Car for Vermont's Winter and Spring
Register for Parking Pass

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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