A: A New Student Sendoff is an event hosted by one of our many alumni clubs from all over the country. Typically a barbeque which brings together alumni, current students, graduate students, Norwich families, and new students and their families. These events are also a great way to meet some of your classmates from the Class of 2018. Click here to see the full list of New Student Sendoffs.
A: A shoebox-sized container full of healthy snack food is allowed. Trail mix, crackers, nuts and protein bars are examples of common snacks that Rooks have on-hand. Gum, chocolate, candy bars and other candy is not advisable. Cookies and brownies from home are a great occasional surprise- just be prepared to share with all your rook buddies!
A: Beyond what you will wear on arrival day, you will not need to bring civilian clothing with you for your first semester at Norwich. All appropriate clothing and uniforms will be issued to you upon arrival to campus. The only exception is for fall season athletes. If you will be traveling with the team, you will need to bring proper dress attire for travel as recommended by the Athletic Department. If you are a winter or spring athlete, you will have time later in the year to bring up appropriate athletic attire. You may also bring athletic gear to practice in, but only an amount that will fit in your locker in the athletic building.
A: Students and rooks can bring a printer with them to use in their room. If they opt not to bring one, printers are available for all students to use in all of our computer labs on campus. If rooks do bring one, just keep in mind that it is one more item that needs to be dusted before a room inspection!
A: Each dorm room is wired for one phone line (you need to bring the actual phone) that you will have to share with your roommates. All local and campus calls are included but if you need to make a long distance call, we recommend you obtain a calling card. Otherwise, any long distance calls will be charged to your bill. Before you make any long distance calls, you will have to enter your pin number which will be provided to you by our campus telephone services department on arrival day.
A: If you are thinking about adding a minor to your academic degree plan, you will meet with your academic advisor after your arrival. At this time, you will have a chance to review your schedule with your adviser and make any changes that are necessary.
Your academic adviser is a faculty member whom you will work with for the next four years as you chart your path here at Norwich. You can discuss career choices, changing your major, adding a minor, studying abroad, research opportunities and internships.
A: First year students are not allowed to have a car on campus unless there is a certain circumstance that require transportation. If you have a special circumstance that you need to have a car on campus (such as military drill week commitment, special home situations, etc. ), you will need to contact the Dean of Students Office at 802-485-2640 to determine what accommodations may be made for you.
A: On Rook Arrival Day, all new Rooks will report to campus to move their belongings into the barracks. After dropping belongings off, Rooks will report to Shapiro Field House to meet with University Offices and receive uniform issue. After lunch, all rooks and families will attend the Official Welcome Address from Norwich University President, Richard W. Schneider. Rooks should plan to arrive on campus between 7:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m.; and families should plan to depart campus after 3 p.m.
Learn more about Rook Training Here.
A: Don't worry, the reason your financial aid awards are pending is because they will not go into effect until you are attending classes. This doesn't mean you are expected to pay the entire bill. You will only be required to pay what you owe after your awards have been subtracted. How will we determine that? That's where the Remittance Form comes in! This form is an outline of all your payment information. It's very simple, but very important!
When you are filling out the Remittance Form, please have your bill and your Financial Aid award letter on hand! Then, start by simply putting your name and A#. Under #1 you will look at your bill for the Total Due and put that in the space. For #2 you will indicate if you are waiving the Student Medical Insurance. Unless you have logged in and completed the Medical Insure Waiver form, you have NOT waived the insurance. (Sending in your insurance card with your medical forms does not count.) For #3 on the Remittance Form, you will put the Total Estimated Financial Aid that can be found on your bill as well.
Finally, it is very important to include the name of the person who may be contacted by the Bursar's Office concerning your tuition fees.
Return this form to the Office of the Bursar at 158 Harmon Drive, Northfield VT 05663.
If you have any questions, please check out the Bursar's Office website where all the information you need to know is located!
To save new incoming students both time and money, we suggest that students set up their rental accounts before they arrive on campus. This can be done by visiting the Bookstore Website. If you need any further help please feel free to contact the bookstore at (802)485-2200.
A: You can often find the military-style dress shoes at a local arm/navy surplus store, military base, or even the uniform store that your local police/fire department use to get their dress shoes. The shoes need to be plain black leather or patent leather military style. The shoes will have a non-contrasting sole and normal standard heel. Rubber soles are recommended due to the climate in Vermont. Most importantly make sure to break them in before arriving on campus in August!
This cut is perfected by using a two-blade cut on top. A 0000-blade is used to cut the sides high to where the natural hairline recedes. Cut is even around the crown and back to temple. Adjustable clippers are used to fade in line. Sides and neck are cleaned up with outliner.
Hair will be of a natural color at all times (brown, black, red, blonde). Hair will not fall over the eyebrows or extend below the bottom edge of the collar at any time. Females with hair that falls below the color (approximately shoulder-length or longer) will secure their hair in a bun.
Females are allowed to wear hair down if it rests above (does not touch) the collar. All bangs and excess hair will be pinned in place.
Hair holding devices are authorized only for the purpose of securing hair. Female cadets will not place hair-holding devices in the hair for decorative purposes. All hair holding devices must be plain and of a color as close to the cadet's hair color as possible or clear. Authorized devices include barrettes, combs, pins, clips, rubber bands, and hair bands. Female hair is expected to be combed, neat, and professional in appearance at all times.
A: The purpose of this reception is to welcome all students and families who arrive prior to Sunday, August 17th: Rook Arrival Day. Members of the admissions office, parent and family association, Commandant’s Office, and distinguished alumni will be on hand to address any questions or concerns and properly welcome all the incoming rooks and their families in the Norwich family. The event will be on Saturday, August 16th, from 5p.m.-6:30p.m. at Plumley Armory on the Norwich Campus. Light refreshments will be served.
A: Take a look at the links below to see the required scores for these exams. If your scores qualify for credit, request OFFICIAL test scores from the testing companies to be sent to the address below. Please note, only official test scores will be evaluated. (A photocopy of your scores is not considered official)
Office of the Registrar
158 Harmon Drive
Northfield, VT 05663
Remember when you visited campus, either for a Day visit or Open House, and your student tour guide gave you an inside look at Norwich life? You can be that source of inspiration for new incoming students! This is a paid position, so you must be work study eligible to apply.
If you are interested in this work position, click here to complete the application.