Mission

To demonstrate who we are in the present through interaction with our past, our community, our beliefs, and the vision that we hold for the future.

 

Simthsonian Affiliate logo
The Sullivan Museum and History Center is most fortunate to be able to partner as an Affiliate with the Smithsonian Institution.

This partnership brings multiple opportunities to Norwich University enabling access to the nation’s collection throughout the 19 Smithsonian Museums, including access to major collections pertinent to the history of Norwich University, Vermont and the story of our contributions to American history and our nation’s development. In addition, the Sullivan Museum and History Center will be able to share our collections with other Affiliates across the nation.


As of March 25, 2020, Library, Archives, and Museum (LAM) services are limited to remote services only. For more information and support contacts, please see: Library, Archives, and Museum (LAM) services.

Yes. The Residency Conference will occur virtually as scheduled. Please visit: On-campus 2020 Residency Conference update.

It is with great disappointment that I inform you that Norwich University will be cancelling the on-campus 2020 Residency Conference scheduled for Monday, June 22nd to Friday, June 26th.

Check out the Institutional Review Board’s FAQs here. If you still have questions, contact Addie Armstrong, IRB Chair, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..​

The Office of Management and Budgets (OMB) released a memorandum March 19, 2020, that provides guidelines for Administrative Relief for Recipients and Applicants of Federal Financial Assistance Directly Impacted by the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) due to Loss of Operations on federal and non-federal awards. Please review the memorandum to determine how this pertains to and/or effects your research progress.

If you paid (for airfare, lodging, registration, etc.) and were reimbursed, please contact vendors directly to request a refund.

Once you have received the refund, please write a check for the same amount to “Norwich University,” (note what the reimbursement covers), and send to:

Norwich University
Office of Academic Research
158 Harmon Drive, Northfield, VT 05663

A student’s official graduation from Norwich occurs on the day the university confers students’ degrees. After that date, students can commission or confirm with employers they have completed all degree requirements and are graduates of Norwich University.

Commencement is the official ceremony celebrating students’ graduation. Graduation/degree conferral and the Commencement ceremony do not need to occur on the same day.

Students’ degrees will be conferred on May 2, 2020.

Tentatively, the 2020 Commencement ceremony has been scheduled for May 30, 2020. We will reach out to graduating students and their families directly once we have additional news to share regarding celebration details.

Students are not required to return to campus for the Commencement ceremony, but we certainly hope that you and your families will join us to celebrate your graduation and your accomplishments at Norwich.

Students may request in advance that their diplomas be mailed to them. The Registrar’s Office and/or Alumni and Family Affairs will communicate with all graduates regarding this process after April 3, 2020.

Academic Achievement Center Administrative Assistant Diane Baraw is staffing our front desk remotely from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. EDT and can direct faculty, students, and staff to the appropriate Academic Achievement Center colleague. Please email Diane at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call her at 802-485-2130.

 

We are here for you wherever you are, so please contact us to let us know how we can help. We will schedule appointments beyond these hours of operation to support students’ availability and time zone issues.

​Materials may be renewed through your library account (instructions here) or by email.

​Books and other library materials may be dropped off in the library book drop by the library’s front entrance or returned by mail to:

Norwich University
Kreitzberg Library Circulation Desk
158 Harmon Drive
Northfield, VT 05663

To make other arrangements or to ask other questions about your borrowed materials, please email Circulation Manager Sarah LaForce at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Academic Achievement Center Administrative Assistant Diane Baraw is staffing our front desk remotely from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. EDT and can direct faculty, students and staff to the appropriate Academic Achievement Center colleague. Please contact Diane at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call her at 802-485-2130.

We are here for you wherever you are, so please contact us to let us know how we can help. We will schedule appointments beyond these hours of operation to support students’ availability and time zone issues.

No. However, Academic Achievement Center staff is available to meet with students remotely through GoToMeeting, by phone (802-485-2130), and by email (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

The Academic Achievement Center’s staff will be available to meet remotely with students and faculty to answer questions or address concerns relating to accessibility to approved academic accommodations online.

Note: Academic Achievement Center staff will not be able to provide in-person exam proctoring for students with n Americans with Disabilities Act or English language accommodations. Please contact the center at 802-485-2130 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with questions about this limitation in service.

The Academic Achievement Center’s Peer Tutoring Center is up and running as of this week, so students and peer tutors who working together previously can reconnect and work remotely. Students who want to start working with a peer tutor can request one. Peer tutor math help sessions are running 7 to 10 p.m. EDT Mondays through Thursdays. Other help sessions are available for CH104, physics, geology and computer science. Please contact Academic Achievement Center Peer Tutoring Coordinator Nikki Matheson with questions about accessing peer tutor support: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Visit the Academic Achievement Center’s SharePoint site to access administrative forms, program-specific resources and other guidance related to the transition to online classes and student support.

The Center for Writing will open online March 23. Coaches will be available for online coaching and real-time or written feedback from 3 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday EDT.

Beginning March 23, appointments can be made by visiting WCOnline and logging in to the “ONLINE: Spring 2020 schedule. Instructions will also be posted at the site and sent to anyone registered in the system.

Coaching and feedback is available in both real-time communication and in writing.

​Real-time feedback (recommended) will be conducted with a coach via a video embedded in WCOnline during the scheduled appointment time.

Written feedback can be obtained by making an appointment and attaching draft text. Written feedback will be sent within 24 hours.

All Career and Internship Center resources can be accessed remotely via Handshake or through the Norwich SSO page and university iPads. On the toolbar at the top of your profile go to Career-Center – Resources for a wide range of career-related resources.

Virtual appointments with Career and Internship Center staff are available for request via Handshake and will take the form of virtual meetings using GoToMeeting web conferencing software.

To make an appointment:

  • ​Log into Handshake
  • Go to the toolbar at the top and click on Career Center – Appointments.
  • ​Find an available virtual appointment that works for you.

If you cannot find a time that works for you, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call us at 802-485-2125 for further assistance. Staff members are also available for phone appointments.

In lieu of on-campus career fairs, we are arranging virtual recruiting sessions with employers; we will provide further details as they are confirmed. Attendees will need to RSVP for each event through the Events section of Handshake. You will also see industry-specific virtual career fairs from companies such as ORISE and Career Eco on Handshake, along with other virtual events.

Follow us on Instagram @norwichcic or Facebook at Norwich University Career and Internship Center. You can also connect with us directly at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by phone at 802-485-2125.

Routine counseling appointments for existing clients in Vermont can be conducted by telephone or videoconference. Your counselor will call you or send a link at your scheduled appointment time.

State licensing laws prohibit clinicians from conducting phone or video therapy sessions with clients outside of Vermont. Please call (802-485-2134) or email the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to consult with a clinician so we can help meet your treatment needs, wherever you are.

Online interlibrary loan will be available for PDFs of articles and book chapters not in the library’s online resources. Use your interlibrary loan account to make requests. More information about interlibrary loan is available here. Requests for books or other physical items cannot currently be fulfilled. Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with questions and renewal requests.

To handle basic research assistance and library troubleshooting, a team of librarians is available by email and chat from 9 a.m.-noon, 1 to 4 p.m., and 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. EDT Monday through Thursday; and from 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4 p.m. EDT Friday.

Students can schedule one-on-one research consultations with individual librarians from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. EDT Monday through Friday. The library’s regular consultation booking portal can be used to schedule appointments via GoToMeeting.

All electronic resources are available through the library’s website.

The library is closed to in-person use until further notice.

Library services are currently limited to remote services only.

Librarians are available to assist you remotely.

Contact Librarians at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

For additional information, visit the Library's website at https://guides.norwich.edu.

Related info:

The Norwich University Bookstore is pleased to offer a FREE eTextbook option for displaced students. We partnered with RedShelf and participating publishers to provide FREE eBooks where available to affected students. Click here to learn more.

Kreitzberg Library; University Archives and Sullivan Museum; Academic Achievement Center; Writing Center; Career and Internship Center; Counsellng and Wellness Center.

The NCAA has approved waiving the use of a season of participation for all student-athletes in spring sports. This means all spring sport athletes, of any class year, will not be charged with the use of a semester of eligibility toward their 10-semester full-time enrollment requirement. However, as of now, any winter student-athletes that were still competing will not be eligible for this waiver.

Students will be able to drop and add classes throughout the summer and into the first week of the Fall 2020 semester.

Consistent with university policy, a student with an account hold will not be permitted to register for or add courses on their own until the hold is rectified. Please contact the office that put hold on the account with questions on how to rectify it.

Please contact your advisor directly for assistance with course planning. The Provost’s Office has provided instructions to all academic advisors for how to support students with registration.

No. Fall 2020 registration will not require a registration PIN. This decision was made in response to the emergency situation surrounding the coronavirus, aka COVID-19. Students are urged to seek their advisors’ guidance before registering for Fall 2020 classes.

A new, more user-friendly registration platform is now also accessible via the Registrar’s website. Click on Register Now to access Fall 2020 registration.

To register, students will use their Norwich network credentials (Norwich network ID – e.g. jdoe26 — and password) to validate their identities.

Student may continue to access the registration platform via BannerWeb, accessible through my.norwich.edu or sso.norwich.edu. After selecting Registration, students will be prompted to log in a second time to access Fall 2020 registration.

If you have questions or need assistance with registration, use the Registration Help Documents or contact the Registrar’s Office at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (802) 485-2035.

Fall 2020 registration will open Monday, March 30, at 7 a.m.

The schedule for students to register will be as follows:

  • Senior 2 - Monday, March 30 at 7 a.m.
  • Senior 1 - Tuesday, March 31 at 7 a.m.
  • Junior 2 - Wednesday, April 1 at 7 a.m.
  • Junior 1 - Thursday, April 2 at 7 a.m.
  • Sophomore - 2 Monday, April 6 at 7 a.m.
  • Sophomore 1 - Tuesday, April 7 at 7 a.m.
  • Freshman 2 - Wednesday, April 8 at 7 a.m.
  • Freshman 1 - Thursday, April 9 at 7 a.m.

The registration process and registration dates for Summer 2020 are so far unchanged. Visit Summer@Norwich for additional information.

The final exam schedule is posted on the registrar’s website. Course instructors will provide instruction to students on the details of their course final exam.

To ensure fair and equitable measures, a student who believes they should be approved to withdraw with a grade of W after the April 3 deadline must complete an Academic Petition to the Committee on Academic Standing and Degrees. It is advised that someone from within the student’s major department assist the student in completing the form, as it is a writable PDF. The department assisting the student will then upload the petition to the Academic Petition Drop Box. The Registrar’s Office is working to create an online form that may be routed electronically.

A student who needs to request an incomplete grade should contact their course instructor directly. If approved, an Incomplete Contract will be initiated by the instructor.
The Incomplete Grade policy is published in the 2019-20 catalog.

A student may withdraw from Norwich University at any time. However, the grade earned will follow the Withdrawing from a Class rules, listed in the previous statement. Contact the Center for Student Success (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) to begin this process.

The withdrawal deadline to earn a grade of “W” has been extended to Friday, April 3, at 11:59 p.m. A withdrawal beyond this date is not permitted. The student’s official record will reflect the earned grade in the course.

A student may complete an online Registration Agreement to withdraw from a course. The advisor’s signature is not required, however it is highly recommended that students consult their academic advisors before taking this action. Upon completion of the withdrawal, the student, advisor, course instructor, and college dean will be notified at their NU email account by the Registrar’s Office.

No. In an abundance of caution and to help reduce the possible spread of the COVID-19 virus, the University is practicing social distancing. Instruction has moved to a distance education model, and employees who are able to work remotely have been asked to do so until further notice. This question may be revisited pending further guidance for the CDC and University procedures.

Yes. Your supervisor will reach out to you with further instruction about how to perform your duties from a distance.

Please navigate to the special Traveler Info section for latest updates and recommendations. Thank you.

Traveler Info

Please navigate to the special Traveler Info section for latest updates and recommendations. Thank you.

Traveler Info

Because the camps are not scheduled until late June/July, we’re proceeding with them as scheduled. However, we will continue to monitor coronavirus guidance from local, state and federal health officials and will decide on each camp accordingly. If you have questions or specific concerns, please email me, Ann Brechbuhl, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Please note, if the Future Leader Camp or Drill Camp is cancelled, you will receive a full refund.

When a decision is made on whether students will be invited back to campus, we will know more about how students may be compensated for unearned federal work-study awards.

The U.S. Department of Education has released guidance on how schools may process federal work-study when classes have been moved online and students can no longer work. As previously communicated, Norwich University is assessing whether students will be allowed to return campus for the remainder of the semester; that decision will be relayed by March 31. Additional information about work availability and compensation will be provided then. Please refer to the Student FAQ section found here.

We are developing a policy on a partial refund and/or reimbursement and will share details by March 31.

Yes. The International Center reminds people who are returning from Europe or the United Kingdom to self-quarantine for 14 days, per guidance from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The International Center continues to work with international students who have not yet left the United States. Recognizing that commercial flights between the United States and other nations are diminishing daily, we’re urging all international students to secure flights as soon as possible. Those who cannot depart will be permitted to remain on the Northfield campus until suitable alternative arrangements can be made.

On March 15, the university made the difficult decision to suspend its international activities abroad. All students, including students at the CityLAB: Berlin site in Germany, were asked to return to the United States. Norwich’s leadership team has been reviewing the global response to the changing coronavirus situation to include countrywide quarantines, airport closures and travel restrictions.

No. The Barbershop will be closed until further notice.

The Wise Campus Dining Hall will continue to serve the Norwich community. Hours of operation are:

Monday through Friday:

Norwich University’s Bookstore will be open 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday until further notice. More information will follow soon on book rental return.

Norwich University’s Uniform Store is available 7:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. The store will also be open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. this weekend, Saturday, March 21 and Sunday, March 22. 

If they haven’t already, cadets enrolled in ROTC should contact their ROTC departments about the return of government property, including equipment and books. ROTC cadets returning to return to campus will need to work with their ROTC department and Student Life to coordinate the return of government property.
 
Cadets with questions on ROTC should contact their ROTC advisor.

As of March 18, ROTC departments are awaiting guidance on commissioning and summer training from their respective services. Norwich University and the College of National Services are examining several options for those commissioning — small group ceremonies at Norwich, individual ceremonies in commissionees’ local areas and a combination of the two. Once ROTC departments have additional information on commissioning from the services, they will share and publish it for cadets’ perusal.

ROTC departments are prepared to conduct online training along with Norwich University. ROTC instructors are reaching out to their students via NUoodle and email to communicate new expectations — how courses will be taught, whether syllabi will change, when synchronous courses will confer. Some Mil Lab training and instruction will continue via NUoodle and include posting lectures, videos, evaluations, etc.

Because of the unfolding global coronavirus pandemic and Vermont Gov. Phil Scott’s “Stay Home/Stay Safe” executive order, lasting through May 15, Norwich University decided to move in-person Commencement from the previously hoped for May 30 to Sept. 12. This new date will allow us to celebrate the Class of 2020 meaningfully, when travel and large group events again become safe, and will allow for all of the pomp, circumstance and festivities that have become Norwich traditions.

Even with Commencement moved, degrees will be conferred May 2, as planned, so students can commission or confirm with employers they have completed all degree requirements and are Norwich University graduates. Seniors will receive their diplomas by mail from the university.

As of March 18, Commencement has been postponed and is tentatively rescheduled for May 30, pending guidance from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Vermont Department of Health. If Commencement is canceled, degrees will be conferred remotely and student’s diplomas will be mailed to their preferred address.

ITS offers technology support from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Friday by telephone (802) 485-2456 and by email (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

This weekend, Saturday, March 21 and Sunday, March 22, ITS will be available from 7 a.m. until 10 p.m. ITS will be assessing its weekend service schedule and will provide an update next week. Also, ITS offers all students timely assistance with the virtual desktop they normally use on Norwich’s campus. If you have questions, please call so that we can assist you.

Fall semester registration that was scheduled to start on March 23 will now start March 30. More details are coming from the Registrar’s Office; academic advisors will share these details with students when they’re available.

We are working with the Financial Aid Office to ensure that students’ aid will not be adversely affected.

Faculty are working creatively with program chairs, directors, deans and students’ employers to creatively achieve the learning outcomes of labs, clinicals, studios or internships.

The deadline to request withdrawal from a class with a W has been extended until April 3. The process to do so will be outlined in upcoming communications.

The spring semester will conclude as scheduled. The semester’s final day will be May 2, when degrees are conferred.

Yes. A “prepare to learn online” webinar has been developed to help students transition successfully to online courses. The webinar schedule will be included in the March 18 update; there will be multiple dates and times for this webinar to enable all interested students to participate.

Spring semester classes will resume online March 23. Students will receive a detailed update via email from the Provost’s Office on March 18 (today), subject: “Learning Online at Norwich,” on how courses will be conducted. We are working on the most flexible, least disruptive way to teach the courses and reduce time conflicts, given that students may be in different time zones. Faculty will communicate expectations for meeting times, modalities and final exams to students.

Children are not permitted in the workplace for the duration of this public health event. 

An employee who is unable to work remotely and whose children are unable to attend public schools may remain at home and be paid using the Paid Admin Leave pay code in eTime so Human Resources can track work hours lost because of the coronavirus. The employee’s Sick Time balance will be charged for these hours. Please refer to: tracking work hours in eTime.

Students who are on track to graduate at the end this semester — On campus sanctions, e.g., disciplinary tours, CMC, restitution hours, will be set aside (excused), while other sanctions and conditions, e.g., required fines, disciplinary probation, will remain in effect until the student graduates.

All other students who will be returning next semester – All sanctions and conditions will remain in place and will be carried over to the next semester or when students return to campus.

Ongoing cases will be reviewed and evaluated individually. The adjudication authority will determine the next steps. Some cases may be suspended and therefore delayed until the following semester or when students return to campus. You may contact LTC Duncan Currier at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you have specific questions regarding your case. 

The university will remain open and all employees will be expected to report to work to continue our support of critically important services and activities, such as our student support and administrative functions, etc.

University services and facilities including the Wise Campus Center Dining Hall, Kreitzberg Library, Sullivan Museum and History Center, Uniform Store, Plumley Armory, Kreitzberg Arena and Shapiro Fieldhouse will be available only to the Norwich community. These facilities will not be available to the general public until further notice. While on campus, please follow CDC guidelines to ensure your safety and that of our community.

Update March 25, 2020: Library, Archives, and Museum (LAM) services

Information on all the campus-based and university-sponsored events cancellations and rescheduling information can be found here:

Event Updates

Absolutely. The Norwich University Counseling & Wellness Center (CWC) remains committed to supporting student well-being and resilience. In light of the campus recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Vermont Department of Health to limit personal contact to reduce the risk of infection, CWC is implementing the following temporary service changes. We will continue to update the community as information becomes available.

Download announcement for more information (PDF 181KB)

Counseling & Wellness Center | Temporary Service Changes Effective Monday, March 16, 2020

GOVERNOR PHIL SCOTT DECLARES STATE OF EMERGENCY TO IMPLEMENT NEW COVID-19 COMMUNITY MITIGATION MEASURES
 
MONTPELIER, Vt. — Governor Phil Scott yesterday issued an executive order to declare a state of emergency in Vermont in response to COVID-19, commonly known as the new coronavirus.
 
With this executive order, the governor can exercise his emergency powers to take important community mitigation steps to help slow the spread of COVID-19 and protect the most vulnerable. 

Yes. All your academic studies will be online through the entire spring 2020 semester. We will continue to monitor the coronavirus situation and provide an update on the summer academic session and its courses as details are solidified.

While we recognize the importance of Junior Ring Weekend, the Corps and Civilian Ring Ceremonies scheduled for March 27 will not occur then. We will continue to monitor the situation and prioritize the health and welfare of the entire Norwich community and our central Vermont neighbors. A decision on rescheduling the Ring Ceremony will be made in the weeks ahead.

We understand that these changes will have special challenges for our Norwich international student population at Norwich in terms of travel as well as on visa status. The International Center will be in touch with each student to provide you with guidance and help you navigate your individual circumstances.

You may also reach out to:

Thy Yang
Assistant Vice President
International Education
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
(802) 485-2716

 

 

To help support our students through this transition, the barracks and residential halls will be open beginning Saturday, March 14 for students to retrieve their belongings. Your key cards will enable access to your building. Student Life staff will be available from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m. on Saturday, March 14 and Sunday, March 15, and during regular business hours from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, beginning Monday, March 16. Students who wish to return to campus for their belongings from March 16 forward must coordinate with their respective housing office, their company mentor, or Public Safety to attain access to their building.

At this time, Norwich University is open for regular operations and all employees are expected to report to work as normal.

If you are sick:

• Stay home and follow normal call out procedures to report your absence to your supervisor
• Contact your medical provider for further instructions

Regarding Athletics:

On March 12, the NCAA Board of Governors canceled all remaining winter and spring NCAA championships. This decision is based on the evolving COVID-19 public health threat, their ability to ensure the events do not contribute to spread of the pandemic, and the impracticality of hosting such events at any time during this academic year given educational institutions’ decisions to shift to remote instruction. In keeping with the NCAA decision, and a similar decision by the Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) conference, Norwich is suspending all winter and spring athletic activities, including practices and home and away games.

Regarding Events:

Group gatherings on campus will be limited to facilitate the social distancing recommended to slow the spread of COVID-19. Many Norwich events have been cancelled, as well as events hosted by Norwich.

With respect to Junior Ring Weekend, Commencement and Joint Commissioning and their importance to our students and their families respectively, we will continue to monitor the situation, prioritizing the health and welfare of the entire Norwich community and our central Vermont neighbors. A decision on rescheduling the Ring Ceremony will be made in the weeks ahead. A decision on graduation ceremonies will be made no later than April 15 and we will continue to work with the ROTC departments on individual branch commissioning and the Joint Commissioning Ceremony.

Regarding President Schneider’s Farewell Tour:

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, Norwich University is postponing the Boston, Washington D.C. and Northfield events until May 2020. Details will be forthcoming and registration will re-open when the dates are confirmed.  We are sorry for any inconvenience this change may create and appreciate your understanding of the need to do so.

Previously purchased tickets and sponsorships will be applied to the rescheduled dates.  For anyone who would prefer a refund, we encourage you to consider contributing the amount of your ticket or sponsorship to the Schneider Legacy Project.  Gifts to this special initiative will honor the incredible impact President and Mrs. Schneider have had on the university by ensuring that Norwich remains strong and affordable.  Click here to learn more.   For refunds or to contribute the amount of your ticket or sponsorship to the Schneider Legacy Project, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. in the Office of Alumni and Family Relations at (802) 485-2021.

Event Updates as of March 13, 2020:

  • March 14 NU Club of Seattle/Tacoma St. Patrick’s Day Social – canceled
  • March 14 NU Club of Brevard County Annual Golf Outing – canceled
  • March 17-18 Grad Finale – canceled
  • March 17 NU Club of RI Luncheon
  • March 18 Employee recognition – will be rescheduled, date TBD
  • March 19 Spring Education Conference – will be rescheduled, date TBD
  • March 20 Junior Open House – canceled
  • March 20 Performance “Cry Havoc!” - canceled
  • March 23 Shelter in Place campus drill – rescheduled, date TBD
  • March 23 Writers Series welcomes author Abdi Nor Iftin – canceled, reschedule TBD
  • March 25 Spring career fair - canceled
  • March 25 Author Lecture: Not Like Joan of Arc with Pamela Toler – canceled
  • March 26 DEI “Embrace Your Voice” Karaoke night – canceled
  • March 27-29 YLC Weekend - canceled
  • March 28 Vermont State STEM Fair - canceled
  • March 28 DEI Roller Derby bout – canceled
  • April 1 CSI Experience - canceled
  • April 2 NU Club of the North Shore Monthly Breakfast - canceled
  • April 2 – 4 Performances “Shakespeare at War/Shakespeare at Peace” - canceled
  • April 3-4 Admissions event NU 101 – canceled
  • April 6 DEI “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes” – canceled
  • April 8 NU Club of Portsmouth Monthly Breakfast - canceled
  • April 16 NU Club of Cape Cod Monthly Luncheon - canceled
  • April 21 NU Club of RI Luncheon - canceled
  • April 22-23 NU Experience - canceled
  • April 25 DC Honor Flight - reschedule TBD

For your convenience and further information, here are links to our other event calendars which will also be updated:

Athletic Events Calendar

Campus Events Calendar

Alumni Events Calendar

On March 7, 2020, Vermont Department of Health officials reported the first confirmed case of coronavirus (COVID-19) in the southern region of the state.  We are not aware of any cases at Norwich University, however we are taking every precaution to ensure the health and well-being of our entire university community.  The staff of Facilities and Operations has conducted a thorough cleaning of all public surfaces—counter tops, door handles, railings, etc.—and will continue to focus attention on these areas when we return to normal operations.

Norwich is actively planning for the possibility of a coronavirus case on our campus; the University administration has assembled a leadership team to monitor the situation daily.  We are in touch with the state health officials as well as colleagues across the field of higher education.  After lengthy deliberations, I have decided to extend the Spring Break for one week.  Students should plan to return to campus after noon on Sunday, March 22, 2020.  Delaying students’ return enables the university to best prepare for the remainder of the spring semester in consultation and with guidance from government officials.

What does an Extended Spring Break mean?

Students are on break through March 22, 2020.  Students are not permitted to return to the residence halls or barracks and instruction will not take place.  As with any Spring Break, students must receive special permission to return to campus.  Students who are already on campus are to remain on campus.

Faculty will return to campus on Monday, March 16.  They will receive technical support and instruction, enabling them to transition to online teaching. This support will be provided via a series of workshops, webinars, and electronic resources. The Provost’s Office will communicate promptly with deans, faculty, and academic staff regarding the next steps.

Any member of the Norwich community who has traveled to the following countries—China, South Korea, Iran, Italy, or Japan—or who are recently returning from a cruise must self-quarantine for 14 days at home and present a medical clearance from a doctor to Norwich University before they will be permitted to return to campus.  The Vermont Department of Health also requests that you report to the epidemiology and infectious disease staff at (802) 863-7240 to discuss monitoring with them.     

Will classes resume after the extended Spring Break?

It is our expectation that students return to campus on Sunday, March 22, 2020 and that classes will resume on Monday, March 23, 2020.

In the event that Norwich University is required to prohibit the return of students to campus, all instruction will be conducted in a distance learning format (i.e. online) until further notice. Students will be notified via email and text message if and as that decision is made by the administration.   

Will Norwich University cancel any of their events that are open to the public?

With the exception of athletic events, Norwich University will reschedule university events which were scheduled to occur prior to March 23, 2020.    

What should I do if I do not feel comfortable returning to campus?

There is no directive from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention or the Vermont Department of Health which indicates that healthy persons should suspend their everyday activities, including going to school or work.  Norwich University is taking this extraordinary measure in order to prepare for any potential cancellation of classes and in the abundance of caution as more specific information becomes available from the CDC and Vermont Department of Health in the days ahead.

The only individuals who should not return to campus after the extended Spring Break are those who are required to self-quarantine, those who suspect they have been exposed, or those who would not otherwise go to work or attend class. 

An employee who is immunocompromised, has a household member living with them who is immunocompromised, or who has been directed by medical or public health authority to self-isolate or quarantine should contact Human Resources at (802) 485-2075 to discuss working remotely.  HR will contact the employee’s supervisor and if the supervisor agrees and is able to provide suitable work options for the employee, then the employee may be authorized to work temporarily from home and be paid per normal payroll procedures.  However, if the employee is not able to work remotely, then Sick Time must be used to ensure pay continuity and normal call out procedures must be followed.

Further information about use of Sick Time may be found in the Employee Handbook or by contacting Human Resources at (802) 485-2075 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Students should contact Ryan Johnson, Associate Dean of Students at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (802) 485-3372.

I am a student who has to self-quarantine beyond the Extended Spring Break.  What should I do?

Students who need to self-quarantine should not return to campus until they have received documentation from a medical professional that indicates that they are virus free.  Please contact Kelly Smith, Executive Assistant to the Vice President of Student Affairs at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. so that she can account for your absence from the university.

In conclusion - The health and safety of every member of the Norwich community is important to meWe will continue to monitor the situation and communicate new information as it becomes available.  For now, I ask that we work together as a community to follow the CDC guidelines on how to stay healthy to ensure that we minimize the risk of exposure and spread of the virus.  This requires that we monitor the local news, check our emails and text messages, and when necessary self-report and self-isolate or self-quarantine if warranted.

Thank you for the care and concern demonstrated by everyone, and the hard work of the university leadership to educate and prepare our campus towards the good of our students and to one another.

- President Richard W. Schneider

Since our last University-wide communication on March 3, 2020, the number of national coronavirus (COVID-19) cases continues to rise. While we are not aware of any cases at Norwich University or in Vermont, the safety of the Norwich University and surrounding community is our primary concern. I write to share with you the proactive steps we are taking. Note that this guidance is subject to change as the situation is rapidly evolving. You can find updates and resources on the university’s website. 

During Spring Break, please be mindful to follow CDC guidelines for Preventing COVID-19 Spread in Communities found here and check your email regularly for any updates from the University.

First and foremost, health and safety is top priority at Norwich. With that said, I write to update you on the recent release from the Centers for Disease Prevention and Control and Prevention (CDC) relating to coronarirus (COVID-19), and share the plan the University has in place, relative to the up-to-date guidance provided by the CDC Travel Advisory.

On March 1, 2020, the CDC released a guidance to Institutions of Higher Education with students participating in exchange or study abroad programs recommending that they consider asking participants to return to the U.S.  The full guidance can be found here: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/student-foreign-travel.html

On March 1, 2020, the Center for Disease Prevention and Control released a guidance to Institutions of Higher Education with students participating in exchange or study abroad programs recommending that they consider postponing or cancelling their study abroad programs.  The full guidance can be found here:  https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/student-foreign-travel.html

I wanted to be the first to inform you that should you wish to postpone or cancel your international Spring Break trip, the International Center will do all we can to support your decision to do so.   

On March 1, 2020, the Centers for Disease Prevention and Control released a guidance to Institutions of Higher Education with students participating in exchange or study abroad programs recommending that they consider asking participants to return to the U.S. The full guidance can be found here:  https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/community/student-foreign-travel.html

I wanted to be the first to inform you that should you wish to return to the U.S. or Vermont at this time, the International Center will do all we can to support your decision to do so. We are in communication with local staff and will work together to determine the best course of action for your particular situation.

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