A: Civilian students will find out about their roommate(s) 2-3 weeks prior to arriving at Norwich. The Student Life staff will email you the contact information for your roommate(s), so you can get to know one another a little before you arrive, as well as organize who brings what. You won’t want two televisions and two microwaves!
Rooks will receive this information on Arrival Day. All rooks are expected to bring all the items listed on their packing list. Rooks will all need an ironing board at the same time!
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.
Come to the Student Financial Planning Office (Jackman 303) to pick up a work study contract. I9 and W4 forms can be filled out in the payroll office.
It is your responsibility to fill out your electronic time sheet and submit it to the Payroll Office every other Friday.
Your rate of pay can range from minimum wage to $10.00 per hour. Your supervisor will make that decision. Payday is on or around every other Thursday of each month.
It is your responsibility to let your supervisor know if you cannot make it to work. If you decide to leave your job, you need to let your supervisor know!
If you have any questions, please come to Jackman 303 or call Pam Goodwin @ 802-485-2827.
Check out the Work Study page
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
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: From the Cadet Uniform Store: There is still time to sign up for Laundry Services for the upcoming year! Both Rooks and civilians students can sign up for Laundry Service. You can find the information here: lifeat.norwich.edu/uniformstore/services/
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 2020. Click here to see the full list of New Student Sendoffs.
A: First it's recommended to coordinate with your roommate to figure out who will be bringing a television for your room. Once you come to campus you can work with Trans-Video, the local cable provider. You and your roommate will work with them in regards to setting it up, picking your channel listing package, and providing payment for the cable.
A: First year students are not allowed to have a car on campus unless there is a special circumstance that requires transportation. If you have a unique circumstance that requires you 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: 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! Please see the Rook Packing List for more information.
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!
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: As an incoming freshman, you will not need to register for classes. Your classes will be chosen for you based on your major and the typical freshman curriculum. You will have the opportunity to meet with your academic adviser on Academic Day during orientation week to make any changes necessary to your schedule.
A: Your photo for your student ID card is due on Monday, June 1. You will submit it online through the WebCard Center. Every student must submit a photo and have a student ID card.
How to upload your photo:
Photos will be processed onto a University ID card and available for pickup at registration on arrival day. Again, your photo is due by Wednesday, June 1.
The Cadet$Card Office reserves the right not to accept a photo. If your photo is rejected for any reason your picture will be taken when you visit the Cadet$Card Office. It is MANDATORY to have a University ID but optional if you'd like to put Cadet$ on the card.
A: If you are unable to secure a doctor’s appointment for your pre-college physical before our June 1st deadline, you need to contact your admissions counselor ASAP with the date of your doctor’s appointment so it can be noted in your file. Remember, without this physical, you will not be allowed to enroll in the fall!
Please set up an appointment with your doctor for your physical today! Print the required medical forms.
Here are some tips from the Norwich Infirmary to help you through the process:
- Set up two appointments with your provider’s office; first to receive the PPD test, then two days later for PPD results to be read and to have the Physical Exam. Make sure your physical is dated.
- The immunizations listed in our medical forms are required by the Vermont Health Department for school entry.
- The Meningicoccal vaccine is for first year dorm students, commuters are exempt.
- The Varricella Waiver (for chicken pox disease where applicable) must be signed.
- Norwich Medical Forms will only be accepted; independent forms will be returned.
- Release of Medical Information forms are available at Registration in the fall.
- Return paperwork attached via email (email@example.com) or fax (802-485-4577). If you prefer posting by mail please Keep a Copy.
Please contact the Norwich Infirmary at 802-485-2552 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org with any further questions!
A: As a transfer student, you will have to take the Math Placement Test if you do not have a math class that is transferable to Norwich. You should have received your transfer credit information in the mail. If you have any questions about what courses have transferred into Norwich, please contact your admissions counselor.