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Keeping our Norwich students and community informed and safe.

Norwich University will celebrate the accomplishment of the Class of 2022 on Saturday, April 30 with a Commencement ceremony at 10 a.m. and a ROTC Joint Commissioning at 2:30 p.m. in Shapiro Field House. Both ceremonies will be livestreamed. A complete schedule of events is here. We look forward to welcoming you to campus this spring!

Greetings! We hope you had a restful spring break!

Classes will resume Monday, March 14th, and we wanted to provide you with important updates ahead of your return to Northfield.

Winter Storm

The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a Winter Storm Warning for central, northeastern, northwestern, and southern Vermont, starting at 10 p.m. EST Friday until 1 a.m. EST Sunday.

The forecast calls for heavy, wet snow accumulation (estimated from 8 to 13 inches), with high winds on Saturday afternoon and evening. The weather service warns that travel could be difficult because of blowing snow and lower visibility on the roads and is advising travelers to use caution.

We are asking that residential students plan travel carefully for a safe return to campus and allot for the potential of slower travel times. The residence halls and barracks will reopen at noon Saturday, although students and families may wish to travel on Sunday rather than Saturday if possible.

Students who need to arrive earlier than noon Saturday, or who need to arrive on Monday or later must email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or their company mentor. Students who anticipate missing classes because of disrupted travel should also contact their professors directly.

Campus Dining Services reopening schedule:

Wise Campus Center dining hall
Saturday, March 12, 4:30 - 6:30 p.m.

The Mill
Sunday, March 13, 5 - 10 p.m.

Dunkin’ Donuts
Monday, March 14, 7 a.m. - 3 p.m.

COVID-19 Updates

COVID-19 Dashboard

Because of the declining numbers of COVID-19 cases on campus and changes to our testing policies, we are discontinuing the COVID-19 dashboard, which tracked positive cases of students and employees.

COVID-19 Testing

Our rapid testing station located in Doyle Hall will reopen on March 14th, and will be operational through March 18th from noon p.m. to 3 p.m. Students are welcome to come to the testing site voluntarily this week. 

Students who are symptomatic must contact Health Services at (802) 485-2552.

  • After March 18th, Norwich will be changing its COVID-19 testing strategies: Asymptomatic close contacts will not need to be tested on Day Five.
  • Some student-athletes will still need to adhere to NCAA or conference testing requirements.
  • After March 18, all COVID-19 testing will be administered at Health Services in Marsilius Hall. NU Health Services will support students on an individual, clinical, patient care / test-to-treat / test-to-cure approach. 

Positive COVID-19 Cases

Students who test positive will be assigned to quarantine for recovery management. Health Services will provide guidance to students who test positive.

Effective immediately, meal pickup for positive students in recovery management will shift from Partridge’s Pub to the main dining hall entrance: the pickup location has been labeled “COVID-19 Meal Pickup Location”.

Students should report all allergies and/or dietary requirements should be given to the person recording your COVID-19 status.

Meal pickup times:

Monday - Friday:
Breakfast:  8 - 8:15 a.m.
Lunch:  10:45 - 11 a.m.
Dinner:  5 - 5:15 p.m.

Brunch:  10 - 10:15 a.m.
Dinner:  4:45 - 5:00 p.m.

As always, please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you have questions. We look forward to welcoming you back to campus!

Gregory P. McGrath
Acting dean of students  and assistant vice president, student affairs

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