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To ensure the continued health and safety of the Norwich community, and per President Anarumo’s announcement that no large events will take place on campus in Fall 2020, Norwich will host a virtual Commencement ceremony to celebrate the Class of 2020 on Saturday, September 12, 2020 at 2 p.m. EDT. Please check this website frequently for details and updates.

Shapiro may be empty, but our hearts are full

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 2020!

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When is Commencement?
A virtual Commencement ceremony celebrating the Class of 2020 is scheduled 2 p.m. EDT. for Saturday, Sept. 12, 2020. Please check this website frequently for details and updates.

When is Commissioning?
For questions on Commissioning, please contact the appropriate NU ROTC branch office for specific service procedures and timelines:

Air Force ROTC
1 (802) 485-2460
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1 (802) 485-2480
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Navy & Marines ROTC
1 (802) 485-2185
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For all other Commencement questions, please contact Academic Affairs and Events Coordinator Shaina Lyon: 1 (802) 485-3145

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When is Commencement for online students?
Commencement information for online bachelor’s and master’s students is available at the CGCS Residency website.


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

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