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!


RELIVE THE MOMENT: 2021 Commencement and Commissioning archives

Location by Program Finder

For more information, details, and alternate plans for inclement weather, please review our FAQs:

FAQs on Ceremonies FAQs on Arrival Logistics FAQs on Departure Protocols

Off-Campus Accommodations

The Alumni Office maintains a comprehensive list of area accommodations. Although the University does not block rooms for guests, do not hesitate to ask hotels if they offer discounted rates for friends and family attending Norwich University Commencement and Commissioning.

Memorabilia & Gifts

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

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

Yearbooks: Copies of the 2021 War Whoop yearbook will be available for order directly through Jostens. Books will ship in late fall 2021.

Ceremony Viewing Options

The Commencement (9 a.m. and noon on May 1 ) and Joint Commissioning Ceremonies (starting at 3 p.m,) will be livestreamed.

A live webcast of Commencement, Joint Commissioning, and Army Commissioning ceremonies will be available for family and friends unable to attend in person.

Commencement Ceremony
May 1, 2021, at 9 a.m. and noon Eastern Time

Joint Commissioning Ceremony
May 1, 2021, at 3 p.m. Eastern Time

Service Commissioning ceremonies will begin at 4:15 p.m.:

  • The U.S. Army, at Sabine Field, or Shapiro Fieldhouse in inclement weather. 
  • The U.S. Air Force on Jackman Hall’s steps, or in Mack Hall Auditorium in inclement weather. 
  • The U.S. Naval Program, on the Wise Campus Center Green, or in Plumley Armory in inclement weather.
Click here for livestream links and more information.

Future Ceremonies

Our Commencement and Commissioning dates are based on the academic calendar. To view the most current information on the academic calendar, please visit the Registrar’s Office website.

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.

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