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NORWICH UPDATES

Keeping our Norwich students and community informed and safe.

Spring semester starts Monday, Jan. 10, 2022. Watch this video from President Mark Anarumo about important arrival processes and requirements and COVID-19 testing to ensure the Norwich University community’s health and safety.

CAMPUS REOPENING FOR THE SPRING 2022 SEMESTER

We are writing with an important update and essential information for the Spring 2022 term, including enhanced health and safety requirements as we continue to plan for full, in-person academic and co-curricular experiences on campus.

We have closely followed the emergence of the omicron variant and its rapid spread in the United States. The situation is dynamic, but we remain steadfast in our commitment to providing the best possible student experience this spring semester with a special focus on preserving in-person classes.

The residence halls and barracks will reopen at noon Saturday, Jan. 8, 2022.

The dining hall will reopen for the dinner meal on Sunday, Jan. 9, 2022. 

NU Health Services will reopen at 8 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 10, 2022, 

Civilian residential students with questions about returning to campus or who need to return late should contact Residence Life at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Residential cadets should contact their company mentors.

Our COVID-19 Dashboard has been paused for the Winter Break and reporting will resume beginning Monday, Jan.10, 2022, at the start of the Spring 2022 semester. As always, please visit our COVID-19 website at www.norwich.edu/psa for the most current data.

INCREASE IN POSITIVE CASES ON CAMPUS

All students were assigned to COVID-19 testing on campus following their return from Thanksgiving Break. The Norwich campus experienced an increase in the number of positive COVID-19 cases subsequent to the Thanksgiving Break. Please visit our COVID-19 dashboard for the most current data.

The Vermont Health Department identifies small-to-midsize social gatherings as the highest risk for spread of the virus. We plan to continue our full residential in-person academic and co-curricular experience through the Fall 2021 exam period and for the Spring 2022 semester. We will be monitoring the pandemic closely and may adjust strategies respective to social gatherings as conditions warrant.

FALL 2021 EXAM WEEK TESTING SCHEDULE

The COVID-19 campus testing site in Doyle Hall is open from noon to 3 p.m. Dec. 13 through Dec. 17. The testing site is open to support weekly surveillance testing for unvaccinated students and employees and symptomatic students assigned to testing by NU Health Services

All Norwich students are welcome to be tested this week in advance of their departure from campus.

Please note: Norwich University will be closed after the residence halls and barracks close at noon Dec. 20. We will not have support services on campus, including NU Health Services and the Counseling and  Wellness Center while the university is closed.

Students who test positive before departure for Winter Break should coordinate isolation off campus. Anyone who is COVID-19 positive should travel individually in a personal vehicle, should not use public transportation, and should identify a safe place to complete the 10-day isolation period without exposure to others. Students who test positive before departure and cannot coordinate isolation off campus must email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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