Week’s schedule includes second of three virtual gatherings open to all university constituents

Yes. You did see the president.

As the Fall 2021 semester crawls ever closer (classes start in about six weeks), first-year students have been learning about the Norwich University experience in a steady flurry of Student Sendoffs.

A dozen sendoffs, which connect incoming students with current students, families and alumni, have run in July alone. Norwich alumni clubs and the university’s Alumni and Family Office sendoffs lead them.

Forty sendoffs will have run by Aug. 8 when the schedule concludes. Students begin arriving on the Northfield, Vermont, campus around mid-August.

The Cape Cod sendoff last week was President Dr. Mark Anarumo's first in-person sendoff since he became president in May 2020. The coronavirus pandemic pushed all of 2020’s sendoffs online.

The sendoffs, organized by Norwich’s Alumni and Family Office, have run near (Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Connecticut) and far (Texas and California). President Dr. Mark Anarumo attended Thursday’s Norwich University Club of Cape Cod sendoff, which Gerry Cogliano ’78 hosted.

Because the coronavirus pandemic pushed all 2020 sendoffs online, the Cape Cod event was Anarumo's first in-person sendoff since he became president in June 2020. Anarumo mingled amiably among the attendees, answering questions, trading stories and posing for selfies.

This week’s sendoff slate includes the second of the schedule’s three virtual gatherings; it’ll run at 8 p.m. Wednesday on Zoom.

In-person sendoffs resume this weekend with five events — New York City, San Antonio and Kaneohe, Hawaii, on Saturday; Randolph, New Jersey, and Tucson, Arizona, on Sunday.

See the complete sendoff schedule.

(Slideshow photos courtesy Norwich Alumni and Family Office via Facebook)


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