Expect Challenge. Achieve Distinction.

With unprecedented challenges before us, we have never been more proud of you, our Norwich graduates. The world needs your strength, talent, grit, and compassion now more than ever. Take with you the leadership and readiness skills you have honed at Norwich — semper paratus — always be ready. You are well prepared to serve. We are proud.

Congratulations, Norwich Class of 2021!


TUNE IN AND SEE: Commencement and Commissioning are coming to you May 1, 2021 by livestream.
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COMMENCEMENT 2021 will be held at 9 a.m. indoors. Two simultaneously: one in Shapiro Fieldhouse and one in Kreitzberg Arena

U.S. Army Gen. Mark A. Milley, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff will give the commencement address.

ROTC JOINT COMMISSIONING CEREMONY 2021 will be held at 3 p.m. outdoors at Sabine Field at Haynes Family Stadium.

Maj. Gen. Gary Keefe ’86, U.S. Air Force Reserve and Massachusetts National Guard adjutant general, will deliver the Commissioning keynote.

We are less than two weeks away from Norwich University’s May 1st in-person 2021 Commencement and Joint Commissioning ceremonies. These ceremonies will be held simultaneously at each time slot in Shapiro Fieldhouse and Kreitzberg Arena in keeping with the physical distancing guidance and COVID-19 protocols stipulated in the Vermont Forward Plan for indoor events to ensure the health and safety of the Norwich community and our guests.

We are excited that we are able to bring our graduating seniors together for in-person Commencement ceremonies, incorporating as many traditions as we can, within current health and safety protocols and Vermont guidelines.

On these pages please find specific details and options respective to our 2021 Commencement and Joint Commissioning ceremonies.


For Students: Degree and transcript notes from the Registrar's Office


For our 2021 graduates, a look back...

In the face of a pandemic, The Hill and all its roads to and from are forever graced by your grit, strength and determination.

Thank you, Norwich Class of 2021. We are proud.

Norwich Together! Norwich Forever!

Smile for the camera

Selfies taken at commencement

Mark Collier, our stealth Norwich photographer, will be capturing those special candid moments throughout the day. Come back here after May 4th to enjoy the galleries and download your favorites. These images are free for personal use and sharing with friends and loved ones.

Available May 4, 2021:

Commencement
2021 Photo Gallery

Commissioning
2021 Photo Gallery

These images are free for personal use and sharing with friends and loved ones. Be sure to tag #NorwichGrad21 to discover even more candid shots from the day!

Formal Portraits

formal portraits sample

For the more formal approach, we offer traditional portraits (smiles optional).

Available May 11, 2021:

Commencement and Commissioning
2021 Formal Portraits

Formal portraits of the Norwich Class of 2021 graduates will be available for review and purchase by May 11.

Welcome to the alumni family! Find yourself in these and future pages of the Norwich Record.

Norwich Record | Spring 2021 | Alumni Magazine

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