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Keeping our Norwich students and community informed and safe.

Dear Norwich Community Members,

I want to take a moment to express my deep appreciation for the incredible work, dedication and resilience you have all displayed over the past week. Adjusting to the many challenges being posed by the coronavirus outbreak (COVID-19) has not been easy and I could not be more proud of our remarkable students and employees as would our founder, Captain Partridge.

To our students, we recognize this is a time of great disappointment and uncertainty. Your spring semester would typically include time with your friends and a shared camaraderie that comes with in-person classes, experiential learning, leadership training, athletics and intramural sports, shared living and dining, and campus activities.

As a rite of passage, Commencement is a time for celebration, giving students the opportunity to be recognized for their many accomplishments by their families, friends and the university community. Graduation ceremonies mark the start of an important new chapter in life, which is why we have rescheduled our Commencement for Saturday, May 30th. It is my sincere hope that we will come together to honor and celebrate all of our students who have earned their degree from Norwich University. I will immediately apprise you if we need to adjust this decision.

I know that many of you do not feel personally at risk for COVID-19. Seniors are missing a final semester on The Hill, juniors who have eagerly awaited Junior Ring Weekend are disappointed and student-athletes faced sober moments of truth with the end of winter and spring season sports. That’s why your response to this situation deserves special recognition as we work together in Partridge tradition to protect the vulnerable members of our global community. The difficult decisions we are making and your response are emblematic of our Guiding Values and selfless service to others.

We are well aware that there are many issues that we will need to address when it comes to the remainder of the spring semester’s academic program. We ask for your patience, flexibility and understanding as we strive to address these issues specifically and comprehensively.

We are committed to student success and while the delivery mechanism will be different this semester, you will still receive the instruction, guidance and mentorship from faculty and academic advisors who care deeply. Norwich University will remain open and all employees will be working to continue our support of student services and administrative functions. Services, such as tutoring, advising, and career counseling, remain available to all students no matter where you are—watch for more detailed information on the website and from your faculty to include FAQs for students, faculty and staff that will be updated routinely as information becomes available.

Change is a constant these days, yet keeping you informed and providing you with as much information and support as possible is our goal. It is equally as important that you remain in close contact with us as well. While it is not ‘business as usual’ you can expect that if you call or email Norwich faculty and staff members, you will receive a timely response. We may not have all the answers but we will endeavor to address your concerns as best we can, or provide you answers to your questions. Please remember your physical and emotional well-being is paramount which is why it is critical that you follow the CDC guidelines.

Norwich Forever!

— President Richard W. Schneider

LATEST UPDATES: For all the latest details, please go to the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page here: https://www.norwich.edu/news-faqs

STUDENTS: For information regarding residency halls, spring academics, ITS, commencement and commissioning, Junior Ring, campus services, Counseling and Wellness, refunds and work study, please visit the Student FAQ section found here: https://www.norwich.edu/news-faqs/258-faqs-for-students

EMPLOYEES: For information about navigating employee policies while public schools are closed, please go to the Employee FAQ section found here: https://www.norwich.edu/news-faqs/261-faqs-for-all-employees

EVERYONE: Please read the note from our Chief Information Security Officer George Silowash about how to keep your systems safe during this time, found here: https://www.norwich.edu/news/psa/2299-a-note-from-our-chief-information-security-officer-george-silowash

In light of COVID-19 and its impact across all sectors, we have put together this contact sheet so you may have all important Norwich University telephone numbers conveniently in one place.

Academic Offices

Academic Achievement Center (802) 485-2130
Registrar’s Office (802) 485-2035
Provost’s Office (802) 485-2025
College of Liberal Arts (802) 485-2410
College of Science and Math (802) 485-2310
College of Professional Schools (802) 485-2276
College of National Services  
 —Army ROTC (802) 485-2480
 —Air Force ROTC (802) 485-2460
 —Navy and Marines ROTC (802) 485-2185

Administrative Offices

Norwich Public Safety (Emergencies) (802) 485-2525
Counseling and Wellness Center (802) 485-2134
Campus Ministries (Reverend Wick) (802) 485-2128
Norwich Title IX Coordinator (802) 485-2144
Bursar’s Office (802) 485-2055
Financial Aid Office (802) 485-2850
Commandant’s Office (Corps issues) (802) 485-2135
Dean of Student’s Office (civilian issues) (802) 485-2640
Facilities Operations (802) 485-2149
Center for Student Success (802) 485-2355
VP Student Affairs (802) 485-2135
Information Technology Help Desk (802) 485-2456
International Center (802) 485-2934
International Education | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Assistant Vice President (802) 485-2761
Uniform Store (802) 485-2206

Emergency Numbers

Ambulance, Police, Fire (Emergencies) 911
Norwich Public Safety (Emergencies) (802) 485-2525
Northfield Police Department (802) 485-9181
Northfield Fire Department (Non-emergency) (802) 485-6121
Central Vermont Medical Center (Emergency) (802) 371-4263
National Suicide Prevention (800) 273-8255
Poison Control (802) 658-3456


Looking forward to seeing everyone back on "The Hill" real soon.

Norwich Forever. Norwich Together.

Working from home can present its own unique challenges and security vulnerabilities. The bad guys are counting on us to lower our guard and have lax information security practices while we work from home. While more and more Norwich faculty and staff, and even students, will be teleworking, we need to ensure that we do not lax our information security practices.

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