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​Pre-Arrival Reminder Information

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:

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.

You will receive email notification with details on how to schedule your arrival date and time Friday, January 8th or Saturday, January 9th with an invitation to register spring semester arrival on the Student Check List so please monitor your email. If you do not receive an email, or have questions, please contact Greg McGrath, Director of COVID-19 Response via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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.

​Campus Community,

Norwich University, with information provided by the Vermont Department of Health and the CDC, is monitoring the international outbreak of a respiratory illness caused by a novel (new) coronavirus (2019-nCov). This was first identified in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China.

The college is not aware of any students, faculty or staff who may have been exposed to the coronavirus. We will share developments should they apply to our college community or region.

Norwich University’s Sullivan Museum & History Center presents new exhibit, “200 Years—200 Objects.”

NORTHFIELD, Vt. – Norwich University’s Sullivan Museum and History Center presents “200 Years—200 Objects,” an exhibition celebrating the university’s bicentennial, with an opening reception Friday, Feb. 15, 2019, from 4–6 p.m. Light refreshments will be served during the opening reception. The new exhibit will remain open until December 21, 2019.

When Norwich University’s founder, Captain Alden Partridge, purchased two Wilson globes for his academy in 1820, he unwittingly started a collection that ultimately became the Sullivan Museum and History Center at Norwich University. Partridge’s legacy as an educational pioneer, as well as contributions of all citizens and soldiers who have walked the campus of Norwich University, is preserved and housed in museum storage. In the final celebratory year of the university’s bicentennial, the Sullivan Museum and History Center will exhibit 200 objects from its collection, many of which have never been on exhibit while others have not been exhibited in quite some time.

“200 Years—200 Objects” is an exhibition thoughtfully curated to include objects from the museum collection, as well as documents and images from Archives and Special Collections, that reflect and retell the university’s 200-year history. The exhibition will feature a display case with pull-out drawers in the spirit of early “cabinets of curiosities,” which were meant to intrigue museum visitors and showcase a collection.

As Norwich celebrates the history and legacy that began with Captain Partridge and his original school, the Academy, which continues with current cadets, civilians, faculty, staff, and alumni, Norwich invites the public to explore how each person may fit into the story of Norwich University.

The state’s only Smithsonian Affiliate, the Sullivan Museum and History Center features permanent exhibitions and changing exhibitions. The museum is free and open to the public Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m., excluding holidays. For more information, please visit http://www.norwich.edu/museum.

About Norwich University

Norwich University is a diversified academic institution that educates traditional-age students and adults in a Corps of Cadets and as civilians. Norwich offers a broad selection of traditional and distance-learning programs culminating in Baccalaureate and Graduate Degrees. Norwich University was founded in 1819 by Captain Alden Partridge of the U.S. Army and is the oldest private military college in the United States of America. Norwich is one of our nation's six senior military colleges and the birthplace of the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC). www.norwich.edu

Norwich University will celebrate its bicentennial in 2019. In fulfillment of Norwich’s mission to train and educate today’s students to be tomorrow’s global leaders, Norwich launched the Forging the Future campaign in 2014. The five-year campaign, which is timed to culminate in 2019, is committed to creating the best possible learning environment through state-of-the-art academics and world-class facilities and is designed to enhance the university’s strong position as it steps into its third century of service to the nation.

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August 31, 2017 – June 30, 2018 (Part One)
August 17, 2018 – December 21, 2018 (Part Two)

“Explorers of Norwich”

August 31, 2017 – June 30, 2018

Our popular culture, past and present, is full of images and stories of exploration. It’s still one of the ways we define adventure and excitement.

But what about the explorees? The people who were going about their daily lives as usual in places they thought of as home, when one day strangers appeared wearing odd clothes, speaking odd languages, quite likely carrying unfamiliar weapons? How did these encounters affect them and their ways of life, their sense of their own history and purpose and identity and value?

January 18 – July 15, 2016

The story of the Norwich Cavalry and its establishment is full of wonderful images of the days when equines were part of the daily life at the University Fascinating facts and “firsts” at Norwich come to life with life size imagery, sounds and objects from our cavalry history.

This exhibition looks back at the time when Norwich ruled on the Polo fields and made history in the new sport of endurance racing. The exhibition will included details of daily riding instruction and care of the three breeds of horses in the program, and also chronicles the brief, but famous hunt for Pancho Villa.

Norwich University admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.

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