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:
Arrival Student Check List in Banner SSB
There are still students who need to schedule their arrival date and time on the Student Check List, to confirm Lifestyle Status and Residential Status, and to complete the Student Behavior Contract, Student Consent to COVID-19 Testing; Waiver and Release and COVID-19 Testing Training. Please do so immediately and review all 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.
Arrival Day Logistics
Students and families should arrive on their pre-selected arrival day during their two-hour registration block.
All arriving students will enter the campus through a single access point from VT Route 12. All signs along the road will guide you to that location. Campus signage will point you to your assigned residence hall, barracks, or student parking lot to unload. A campus map is available here.
Upon arrival to the residence hall or barracks, a University staff member will confirm completion of all pre-arrival items on the Student Check List, check you in and provide your room key.
Parents or family members may assist their student to unload curbside.
- Norwich staff will be available to assist students to move belongings into the buildings and their rooms.
- VISITORS ARE STRICTLY PROHIBITED FROM ENTERING CAMPUS BUILDINGS. ONLY STUDENTS AND UNIVERSITY STAFF MAY ENTER NORWICH HOUSING.
- Once your student’s gear is unloaded, please take a few moments to say your farewells and share a final hug.
- After returning to your vehicle, families will be directed to the campus exit to depart. Self-drive students will be directed to the student parking lots.
- Port-o-let toilets will be available behind the Wise Campus Center along Harmon Drive and behind Kreitzberg Library along University Drive for parent and family member use.
Immediately after check-in at the residential building and parking, the student is responsible for walking to Plumley Armory for an arrival screening and COVID-19 test. This should be completed within the pre-selected two-hour arrival time.
Reminder for all students and visitors to PLEASE WEAR YOUR MASK at all times while on campus.
After testing, students will go to their rooms and stay in modified room quarantine until we transition to campus quarantine on or about January 20th. Students will be scheduled to return to the testing site on day-seven for a second COVID-19 test.
If a student does not pass the health screening, they will be placed into quarantine or isolation housing based on the recommendation of a health care professional, or they may choose to return home until they are cleared by a health professional. Their room on campus will be saved.
Residential Students Modified Room Quarantine
A modified initial room quarantine will begin on the student’s arrival day and students should plan accordingly. All residential students will be tested on their day of arrival and be required to remain in the modified initial room quarantine until ALL arrival day test results have been received. We expect the modified initial room quarantine to conclude on or about January 20th.
What is a modified room quarantine? In the modified initial room quarantine, all students will remain in their rooms except to use the restroom facilities and to pick up their meals from the Wise Campus Center.
Following the modified initial room quarantine period, all students will be required to remain on campus (referred to as campus quarantine), but will be allowed to move about the campus more freely.
Please note: students will only be allowed to enter the residential building in which they reside and are not permitted to enter any other residential buildings. Students will be able to participate in outdoor activities as well as indoor physical activities and student events with some restrictions to keep residential groups separate.
All residential students will then receive a second COVID-19 test on day seven. The campus quarantine will continue until all tests are back and it is determined that we can safely lift additional restrictions on or about January 28th.
Student Dining During Campus Quarantine
During Room Quarantine and Campus Quarantine from January 15th-28th, 2021, students will dine by residence hall and barrack assignment. A student leader will be at the entrance of the dining hall to ensure students are picking up bag meals during their assigned time by building. Students will receive a bracelet on their arrival day which will identify their residence hall or barrack assignment. Should your bracelet become unusable, please visit the main cashier at your scheduled meal pick up time for a replacement.
After January 27th, 2021, dining services will resume normal hours of operation and in-person seating will reopen. After Norwich completes the student arrivals process, students will be able to select their preferred meal periods in Banner SSB. This is a change from the Fall 2020 semester assigned meal periods. Students will access the Dining Hall for in-person seating according to self-selected meal periods.
Dining Hall Schedule During Campus Quarantine
January 15-26, 2021:
Brunch: 10 a.m. - 1:40 p.m.
Dinner: 4 p.m. - 7:40 p.m.
(Shelf stable bagged breakfasts will be available for pick-up at dinner daily).
Should a student have a synchronous class during their scheduled meal times from January 15-26, bagged meals will be available for pick up in The Mill from 10:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Students picking up these meals are asked to enter next to the Pub entrance and exit through the front door to maintain one-way traffic.
Students will be assigned to the following meal pickup schedule during the Campus Quarantine:
|10:00-10:15 South||4:00-4:15 South|
|10:20-10:35 Gerard||4:20 – 4:35 Gerard|
|10:40-10:55 Patterson||4:40-4:55 Patterson|
|11:00-11:15 Ransom||5:00-5:15 Ransom|
|11:20-11:35 Hawkins||5:20-5:35 Hawkins|
|11:40-11:55 Alumni||5:40-5:55 Alumni|
|12:00-12:15 Goodyear||6:00-6:15 Goodyear|
|12:20-12:35 Dodge||6:20-6:35 Dodge|
|12:40-12:55 Wilson||6:40-6:55 Wilson|
|1:00-1:15 Crawford||7:00-7:15 Crawford|
|1:20-1:35 Dalrymple||7:20-7:35 Dalrymple|
Spring Semester Webinar Reminder: Tuesday, January 19th for returning students This webinar for students who studied on campus Fall 2020 will present updated COVID-19 procedures for Spring 2021 to make your transition to campus under the COVID-19 regulations as simple as possible.
As a final reminder, you should now be quarantining at home, whether you reside in the state of Vermont or out-of-state. This is extremely important to the well-being of your fellow students, 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.
For additional information, or to contact the appropriate university officials with specific questions, please visit the norwich.edu/psa website. We look forward to your arrival this week and welcoming you back to the Hill!
Norwich Together, Norwich Forever!
Mark C. Anarumo, PhD
Col, USAF (ret) President