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Keeping our Norwich students and community informed and safe.

We are eagerly awaiting your return and looking forward to your arrival in the days and weeks ahead. As a reminder, all students enrolled at Norwich in the fall must be fully vaccinated, or have an approved medical or religious exemption. Proof of vaccination, or your religious or medical exemption request, was due August 1. We are grateful that so many members of the Norwich community are doing their part to protect the health and safety of our campus and surrounding community, which in turn allows us to provide the full campus experience you deserve.

With our vaccination requirement in place for all faculty, staff, and students, we will have a highly vaccinated campus community at the start of the fall semester.

If you are unable to complete your vaccination prior to arrival, submit the exemption form to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. indicating you are requesting to complete your vaccination upon arrival if you have not already done so.  COVID-19 vaccinations will be available at no cost to allow individuals who have not yet been able to be fully vaccinated prior to arrival to begin the vaccination process immediately upon their arrival to Norwich.

A small number of students have not yet provided their proof of vaccination, medical or religious exemption, or request to vaccinate upon arrival; we are contacting these students via email, text, and personal phone call to facilitate their return to campus.  Please note that any student who arrives without proof of vaccination, or without a medical or religious exemption, will be permitted to request the vaccination upon arrival and will be afforded the opportunity to request a medical or religious exemption; however, the student will NOT be allowed on campus, to live in the residence halls, or to attend in person classes until they agree to vaccination, or have their medical or religious exemption approved.

Dr. Mark Anarumo, Norwich University’s 24th president, welcomes first year and returning students back to the Hill for the upcoming academic year. Click here for fall arrival information.

Vermont Gov. Phil Scott has announced the lifting of all state COVID-19 restrictions and the end of Vermont’s state of emergency under which masks, gathering limits, and other restrictions were issued. In response, Norwich University will return to normal pre-COVID operations.

Effective immediately, all Norwich University mask, event limitations and other COVID-related requirements are lifted. Visitors are again welcome to campus without COVID-related restrictions. As always, everyone is advised to continue to do their part to ensure a safe, healthy, and supportive campus environment. Unvaccinated people are encouraged to wear a mask. 

Norwich University looks forward to welcoming new and returning students and the resumption of full campus operations in the fall semester. Students, faculty and staff are still required to be vaccinated before returning to campus, unless granted an exemption for medical or religious reasons. 

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Thank you again for all your efforts throughout the pandemic to ensure the health and safety of our campus and local communities.

I wish you a restful and enjoyable summer and look forward to seeing you all back on campus in the Norwich environment we all value and have missed so powerfully.

Norwich Together, Norwich Forever!

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