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CONGRATULATIONS CLASS OF 2023!

COMMENCEMENT 2023
Saturday, April 29, 2023, 10 a.m.
Shapiro Field House
Doors open at 8 a.m.

ROTC JOINT COMMISSIONING
Saturday, April 29, 2023, 3:00 p.m.
Shapiro Field House
Doors open at 2 p.m.


Congratulations, Norwich University Class of 2023! Your determination and effort have led to this final semester. You are to be commended for your perseverance and resolve during very challenging times. Norwich University looks forward to celebrating you and formally recognizing your accomplishments in the spring. In the meantime, as you continue to work toward completing your degree, be proud of your achievements and recognize the obstacles you have overcome. Norwich together, Norwich forever!

On these pages, please find specific details and options regarding our 2023 Commencement and Joint Commissioning ceremonies.

COVID-19 Information

Masks are optional for participants and attendees at all festivities and venues on campus. Continue to check this page in the event these guidelines change.

2023 Commencement and Commissioning Speakers

Commencement: U.S. Marine Corps General (Ret), Joseph Dunford, Jr.

U.S. Marine Corps General (Ret), Joseph Dunford, Jr.

General Joseph F. Dunford, Jr. served as the 19th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the nation's highest-ranking military officer, and the principal military advisor to the President, Secretary of Defense, and National Security Council from Oct. 1, 2015, through Sept. 30, 2019.

Prior to becoming Chairman, General Dunford served as the 36th Commandant of the Marine Corps. He previously served as the Assistant Commandant of the Marine Corps from 2010 to 2012 and was Commander, International Security Assistance Force and United States Forces-Afghanistan from February 2013 to August 2014.

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Commissioning: U.S. Navy Rear Admiral Scott Robertson, Commander, Carrier Strike Group TWO, Norwich ‘91

U.S. Navy Rear Admiral Scott Robertson, Commander, Carrier Strike Group TWO

Rear Adm. Robertson is a third-generation naval officer.  He attended enlisted basic training in 1986 at Recruit Training Command, San Diego, as a non-designated Seaman.  He attended the Broadened opportunity for Officer Selection and Training (BOOST) program, earning a four-year Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps (NROTC) scholarship.

Robertson attended Norwich University and earned a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering in 1991. He also holds a Master of Science in Systems Engineering from George Mason University.

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