Important events

There are a lot of dates you’ll need to remember, and events you may want to attend. Here are some important ones to keep in mind. Visit our Events Calendar for details and more events.

Fall 2016

Aug. 1 Fall 2016 Payment & Financial Clearance form due
Aug. 6 Founders Day
Aug. 20 Rook and Family Reception
Aug. 21 Rook Arrival Day
Aug. 21 NUPFA Parent Reception
Aug. 24 New Residential and Commuter Student Arrival Day
Aug. 27-28 Upper Class Students Return
Aug. 28 Oath Ceremony
Aug. 29 Fall Semester Class Begin
Aug. 30 Convocation
Sept. 5 Labor Day Parade – No Classes
Sept. 6 Add/Drop Period Ends
Sept. 15 Senior Class Pub Social
Sept. 15-18 Homecoming Weekend
Sept. 29 NUPFA Family Buffet (RSVP Required)
Sept. 30-Oct. 2 Parents & Family Weekend
Oct. 7-8 Fall Open House
Oct. 12 Cadet Class of 2018 Ring Design Premiere
Oct. 18 Civilian Class of 2018 Ring Design Premiere
Oct. 22 NUCC Regimental Ball
Oct. 28 Mid-Semester Break – No Classes
Oct. 31 Last Day to Withdraw from Individual and All Courses
Nov. 2 Fall Career Fair
Nov. 5 NU Day of Service
Nov. 10 Red Cross Blood and Bone Marrow Drive
Nov. 11 – 12 Veterans Day Open House
Nov. 16 Thanksgiving Dinner
Nov. 19 Thanksgiving Break Begins
Nov. 26 Residence Halls Open at Noon
Nov. 28 Classes Resume
Dec. 12 Spring 2017 Payment & Financial Clearance form due
Dec. 13 Holiday Dinner served by Faculty & Staff
Dec. 14 Reading Day – No Classes
Dec. 15 – 20 Final Examinations
Dec. 21 Mid-Year Vacation Begins

Spring 2017

Jan. 14 Residence Halls Open at Noon
Jan. 16 Spring Semester Classes Begin
Jan. 23 Add/Drop Period Ends
Jan. 28 MLK Day of Service
Feb. 2 Class of 2017 100’s Night
Feb. 16 Red Cross Blood and Bone Marrow Drive
Feb. 22 TAG Day (Thank A Giver)
Mar. 11 Spring Break Begins
Mar. 18 Residence Halls Open at Noon
Mar. 20 Classes Resume
Mar. 23 Spring Career Fair
Mar. 24-25 Junior Open House
Mar. 30 Last Day to Withdraw from Individual and All Courses
Apr. 7-8 NU101 Open House for Accepted Students
Apr. 12-13 Colby Military Writer’s Symposium
Apr. 21-23 Junior Weekend
May 6 Reading Day – No Classes
May 7-12 Final Examinations
May 11 Class of 2017 Senior Dinner (By Invitation Only)
May 13 Commencement Ceremony
May 14 Commissioning Ceremonies
June 19-23 CGCS Residencey Conference

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May we suggest…

We urge all parents to try to make it into Northfield for the Parents & Family Weekend in October!

Beginning with a Parent & Family Association buffet and concluding with the rooks’ return to campus, this event is a chance to visit with your son or daughter and absorb the campus and culture of Norwich University. Enjoy guided tours, receptions, lectures, athletics and demonstrations of the heritage of the country’s oldest private military college.

For more information, phone toll free: 877.485.2019; local: 802.485.2100; or email

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