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Let’s Celebrate the Class of 2020 Together on Saturday, September 12, 2020 at 2 p.m. EDT

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!

MAY 2, 2020

Sept. 12, 2020— Virtual Commencement

We came together virtually to recognize and celebrate the Class of 2020 in a virtual Commencement Ceremony after the COVID-19 pandemic caused the cancellation of the scheduled in-person ceremony in May.

Live Recording

MAY 2, 2020

May 2, 2020—President Schneider

President Schneider's heartfelt reflection on missing you, his last graduating class under his 28-year presidency at Norwich.

Video

MAY 2, 2020—Alumni welcome

Welcome to the Norwich family!

Your time on The Hill may have been cut short, but your connection to all that is Norwich has just begun.

Video

VIRTUAL CEREMONY

2020 Virtual Commissioning Ceremony

President Schneider and RADM Dan MacDonnell '85 recognize the commissioning class of 2020.

Video

COACHES

For Our Student Athletes

From empty Sabine Field, President Schneider expresses his deep gratitude and loss. Coaches offer parting advice and thanks.

Video

SENIOR SLIDESHOW

A Look Back

Surprise! What you would have seen on the big screen as you entered Shapiro Field House. Thanks for the memories.

Slideshow

TRI-SERVICE

Tri-Service Awards

Special salutes, all in the line of service. These awards honor students for leadership in our four military branches.

Awards

RESEARCH

2020 Research and Creativity

2020 Celebration of Excellence in Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity.

Recognition

FACEBOOK

Notes to you on Facebook

Alumni extend their words of wisdom, and humor, to the graduating class of 2020.

Advice

FRAMES

Custom NU Facebook Frames

Let’s cover the Norwich family’s Facebook profile pictures with messages of congratulations.

Pride

Special letter from Provost Sandra G. Affenito (PDF 371KB)

2020

Virtual Commencement Program

From the Director of Alumni & Family Relations

On September 12th we will recognize the achievements of the Class of 2020 with a virtual commencement ceremony. Though they will not be able to walk the stage this year, Norwich President Mark C. Anarumo has extended an invitation for the class to do so at any future commencement until all members of the Class of 2020 have received that recognition. Perhaps some will wait until 2070 when they will celebrate commencement and enter the Old Guard in the same year!

Help welcome and celebrate our newest alumni!

Alumni: If you are interested in meeting the new grads in your area, let me know and we’ll help you connect with them.

Class of 2020: Your Norwich email address will expire at the end of October. Use this form to update your contact info now so we can invite you to alumni events and help you network and connect with other alumni and classmates wherever you go.


Show your support for the Norwich Class of 2020

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proud Norwich parent facebook frame

Let’s cover the Norwich family’s Facebook profile pictures with messages of congratulations!

We want to recognize all of our seniors and their hard work, so we’ve created a Facebook profile frame to share.

Here’s how you do it:

√ Go to your Facebook profile.

√ Click on your profile photo (For desktop: Click “Update” on your profile photo).

√ Select “Add Frame.”

√ Search for “Norwich University” and select the frame.

√ Click “Save/Use as Profile Picture” to set the frame.

While the campus graduation celebration has been postponed to September 12, 2020, we’re sure the one at home wasn’t. Please also share photos with us of your family commencement celebration and at-home commissioning ceremony with your Norwich graduate. We’d love to see them and share them with our community on social media!


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