PLEASE NOTE: In the abundance of caution and for the health and safety of the Norwich and central Vermont community, the Norwich campus is closed to the public for the foreseeable future to include all buildings, fields and tracks. Thank you for your understanding.
With the spring semester now underway, and the first day of our four-day, phased arrivals less than 48 hours away, I am writing to remind you to read, understand, and take for action as appropriate the following:
Today we come together as a community of learning, albeit virtually instead of in person as we would all want. The word “together” is growing in meaning and importance as we continue to live through great strife and discord in our nation. The chaos and violence at the U.S. Capitol last week demonstrated that instead of coming together to face threats and challenges as we have in our nation’s past, we continue to grow further apart. History will rightly remember this past week as a moment of great embarrassment for our country.
If we are to thrive as a nation and as Americans, we must reverse this trend. Each of us has an important role to play as members of Norwich University. We are an international institution of higher education, meaning how we act and what we say will reverberate around the world and across the military, government, businesses, and in our communities. Our alumni are serving with honor in all branches of our armed forces, in health care, as sworn law enforcement officers at all levels of government, as engineers, construction managers, cyber experts, and in every other area of vocation and service.
Spring semester arrival and our phased reopening begins Friday, January 15th and continues for four days through Monday, January 18th. To ensure the health and safety of our students and their families, and to distribute student arrivals over the four-day period, we have set up an arrival checklist system where students will be able to pre-schedule their arrival date and time. Arrivals will be scheduled in two-hour blocks from 1000-1200, 1200-1400, and 1400-1600 on each of the four arrival days.
This arrival checklist system in Banner SSB will open today, January 8th. The Student Check List includes the Student Behavior Contract, and Student Consent to COVID-19 Testing; Waiver and Release. Please review this information carefully as you acknowledge your consent and compliance. More information on Norwich University’s COVID-19 policies and procedures may be found here. To learn more about our COVID-19 testing procedure, please view this video.
Happy New Year!
Spring semester arrival and our phased reopening begins Friday, January 15th and continues for four days through Monday, January 18th to ensure the health and safety of our students and their families.
Today, I am writing to remind you that all residential and commuter students are required to quarantine at home for two weeks before returning to campus for the spring semester. Said simply, you should now be quarantining at home, whether you reside in the state of Vermont or out-of-state. This is in addition to the campus quarantine that all residential students will participate in upon arrival and is extremely important to the well-being of our university family and the central Vermont community who depend upon every one of us to mitigate the potential spread of the COVID-19 virus.
Dear Norwich Community:
I am writing today with some updates on our plans for spring semester student arrivals, early semester campus operating practices, and additional specifics for the period covering Friday, January 15th through Monday, January 18th, 2021.