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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.

Until we see you on The Hill for the September commencement celebrations, or for Homecoming, enjoy these videos and virtual celebrations. Congratulations, Norwich class of 2020!

 

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Important Dates

October 2019
May graduate applications due. (Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

March 2020
Summer and fall graduate applications due. (Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

Grad Finale (REQUIRED FOR SENIORS) – Confirm eligibility to walk in May Commencement, order academic regalia, order the 2020 War Whoop, senior portrait retakes, and more. (Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

April 2020
Ticket-request site opens for students to reserve Commencement seating. (Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)
Senior Dinner Registration – For members of the graduating class of 2020. There is no cost to attend the dinner, although registration is required. (Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

May 2020
Commencement
Sept. 12, 2020

Weekend Schedule

*For students in the online bachelor’s degree completion programs, find your commencement details here.

Memorabilia & Gifts

Announcements & War Whoop Tributes: Graduation announcements and War Whoop yearbook tributes may be ordered directly through Jostens.

Gifts: The Norwich University Bookstore and the Norwich Alumni Office offer a wide array of gifts, including diploma frames and commemorative Bicentennial items. The bookstore is on the ground floor of Wise Campus Center and will be open the following hours during Commencement and Commissioning weekend:

Friday, Sept. 11, 2020 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Saturday, Sept. 12, 2020 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Graduation Photos: Official graduation portraits are taken at the Commencement ceremony, directly after graduates receive their diploma. Both senior and graduate portraits are available for order directly from Gray School Portraits.

Yearbooks: Copies of the 2020 War Whoop yearbook will be available for order directly through Jostens. Books will ship in late fall 2020.

Student Dress Code

Depending on the graduating student’s lifestyle, graduates will wear academic regalia, Dress Blues, or the dress uniform of their service if they are an active duty service member, Reservist, or National Guard. If you are unsure which uniform is prescribed, verify with the senior ranking member of your service’s ROTC unit.

Corps uniforms, pins, and laundering, pressing, and tailoring services are available at the Uniform Store. Corps graduates may wear academic honor society medallions, ribbons, badges, honor cords, and/or other awards.

Academic regalia is ordered at Grad Finale in March from Jostens. Academic regalia orders and pickup are coordinated by the University Bookstore. Graduates wearing academic regalia are required to wear appropriate business-casual attire underneath academic regalia. During the Commencement ceremony, caps/mortarboards are removed by all students for the National Anthem. Students should plan accordingly if they intend to pin their caps on. Students wearing academic regalia are not permitted to decorate their caps in any way.

CITIZENS & SOLDIERS

The First 200 Years of Norwich University—New York Times bestselling author Alex Kershaw brings this remarkable story to life in a beautifully written and illustrated book on the history and heritage of the nation’s oldest private military college.

Buy Your Copy Here

For students in the online bachelor’s degree completion programs, find your commencement details here.

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