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Student Fall 2022 Arrival

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! For Summer 2022, new students can expect to hear from us about Student Student Send-offs, Rook Week, New Student Orientation, and opportunities to get connected to the Norwich community! 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

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 orThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Building friendships, achieving goals, a moment at a time

Spirits were high that Friday in August 2021, as the late afternoon sun set on the recreation area by Norwich University’s dorms.

“Everyone had smiles on when they came out. You could see that they’re happy again. It’s not like a dull, gray moment anymore.”

First-year Corps of Cadet Rooks share first impressions of campus and hopes for the new semester

“I’m really excited, a little bit nervous… It hasn’t really set in yet that I’ll be here all year. It’s a great energy around here (and) I’m excited to get it underway.”


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.

Transportation Options
Area Accommodations


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
Register for Parking Pass

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