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Spring Semester 2021

As with so many other aspects of college life, the uncertainties of the COVID-19 pandemic have changed how we must approach and plan for the remainder of this academic year. Together with the entire university leadership team, we have evaluated factors that have contributed to our university’s low prevalence of COVID-19 cases, the experiences of other colleges and universities, state of Vermont guidance, and the realities of the upcoming winter season in Vermont to formulate our Spring semester operational plan.

With the fall season’s bright foliage and cooler temperatures, we turn our thoughts to winter break and how Norwich will execute an orderly departure from campus.  As with so many other aspects of college life, the uncertainties of COVID-19 have changed how we must approach and plan for winter break.  We fully anticipate a phased return to campus in the spring that was similar to August arrival, but we also need to be prepared for other scenarios.  There will be some important changes to how you prepare for your winter break departure and a requirement to vacate the residential halls during this time.

​Phase Three Reopening Guidelines

The first six weeks of the fall semester have been delivered successfully due to our community’s united effort to prioritize the health and safety of our Norwich family and Central Vermont community. Together we have reduced the risk of infection through our use of masks and compliance with physical distancing, our enhanced sanitation protocols, and physical plant and operational adjustments to allow for reduced density and distancing.

Given our current situation of zero positive cases, adherence to behavioral standards by the vast majority of our students, and low prevalence of the virus in the local area, we can now proceed to Phase 3 because of how attentive and conscientious students and employees have been in complying with the health and safety mandates of Phase 2.

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Andrew L. Nemethy earned a masters degree from Columbia at the Graduate School of Journalism and a BA from Amherst College. He is a USN veteran who served in Vietnam and was awarded the Navy Achievement Medal (with combat “V”)  for his service.   

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Kate M. Donley  has been at Norwich University since 2007, and is a Lecturer in English.

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