Norwich President Mark C. Anarumo, left, in his dark green Vermont Militia uniform, speaks at a 6-foot physical distance with a member of the Corps of Cadets, who is a white uniform top, white cap, blue pants and black boots, on the football field at Sabine Field at Haynes Family Stadium. (Photo by Mark Collier.)

A new beginning

Norwich University President Mark C. Anarumo speaks to an officer from the Corps of Cadets on Monday on sun-splashed Sabine Field at Haynes Family Stadium. Some outdoor spaces served as learning and gathering spaces Monday as classes started, marking the 2020-21 academic year’s official start.

Norwich University students have adapted to this fall’s new masks-on-in-the-service-line protocols for the Wise Campus Center Dining Hall. (Photo by Mark Collier.)

New COVID-19 protocols and extra dining options will ensure students get fed and stay healthy this fall

Stepping up to the plates will be different this fall, given the coronavirus pandemic. Big changes, prompted by Vermont Health Department guidelines, have prompted new mealtime schedules and the elimination of self-service at the Wise Campus Center Dining Hall ("chow"). New food options at The Mill, Dunkin’ Donuts and takeway from The Daily Grind will complement the chow hall offerings.

Bugler Hayley Vance serenades the Upper Parade Ground after members of the Corps of Cadets marched by Friday. Classes began Monday. (Photo by Mark Collier.)

President and provost welcome freshmen as classes begin for 2020-21 academic year

Richard W. Schneider went out like a graduate last spring. As the Class of 2020 collected its degrees in May, Schneider entered retirement, exiting after 28 years as Norwich University’s president. This year, Mark C. Anarumo comes in like a freshman, beginning his tenure as Norwich’s president as the Class of 2024 arrives.

A Norwich University student wears her blue mask as she takes the Student Oath on Sunday on Paine Mountain. She’s wearing a brown jacket. A male student in a navy blue mask and dark sweatshirts stands behind her to her left. (Photo by Mark Collier.)

I promise ... to wear my mask

A student shows off her mask on campus Sunday as she takes the Student Oath on Paine Mountain. President Mark C. Anarumo has asked Norwich’s community — students, faculty and staff — to keep campus healthy and the semester going, by minding their health, washing their hands, keeping their physical distance and wearing their face masks.

Norwich students are out and about — and tuned in at home ¬— as the 2020-21 academic year gets underway. This space will share photos illustrating student life in our new Photo of the Day feature. (Photo by Mark Collier.)

New Photo of the Day feature will offer up-close looks at life on Norwich University’s campus

Classes have started, the students are here and the electricity of activity — social, physical, intellectual — is coursing through campus for academic year 2020-21. To get your eye on what’s happening, we’re introducing a new feature, Photo of the Day.

Facilities Operations Vice President Bizhan Yahyazadeh helped his team prepare Norwich University’s campus to welcome students and meet Vermont Health Department health protocols related to the coronavirus pandemic. (Photo by Tanya Tran.)

A look at the team that worked tirelessly to get campus up and running, outfitted for COVID-19 prevention

The coronavirus pandemic upended the traditional campus preparation model, forcing on-the-fly rethinking of everything.

Custodial Services Manager Gloria Marceau cleans a space on Norwich University’s campus. President Mark C. Anarumo has praised the Facilities Operations team for its work preparing the campus this semester to adjust for the coronavirus pandemic. (Photo by Mark Collier.)

Norwich President Mark C. Anarumo praises team’s effort to adjust campus for COVID-19

Getting Norwich University’s campus ready for students, already a substantial task for the Facility Operations staff, has taken extra labor and attention to detail this semester with Vermont Health Department COVID-19 guidelines to meet.

Regimental Commander Caleb Miller addresses the newly arrived 2024 rook class on a Facebook video posted Aug. 21, 2020. (Photo courtesy Corps of Cadets via Facebook.)

Regimental Commander Caleb Miller encourages first-year cadets in Facebook address

Norwich University’s new rook class arrived in a two-day spurt last week, heralding Rook Week’s approach and swelling the Corps of Cadets toward its COVID-19-reduced on-campus capacity for the fall semester. Caleb Miller, the new regimental commander, welcomed them virtually.

A student leader in the Corps of Cadets leads and exercise on the Upper Parade Ground on Aug. 11, 2020. The cadets are in gray T-shirts, black shorts and black facemasks; the leader’s long read hair is in a ponytail.

Corps, ROTC begin fall semester training, adjusting for coronavirus health protocols

The thud of boots on pavement, occasional brassy blasts from the band and packs of gray “Corps of Cadets” T-shirts signal a new school year’s approach as surely as robins signal spring.

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