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 2015

Aug. 3 Fall 2015 Payment & Remittance form due
Aug. 6 Founders Day
Aug. 22 Rook and Family Reception
Aug. 23 Rook Arrival Day
Aug. 23 NUPFA Parent Reception
Aug. 26 Freshmen Arrival Day
Aug. 29-30 Upper Class Students Return
Aug. 30 Oath Ceremony
Aug. 31 Fall Semester Classes Begin
Sept. 1 Convocation
Sept. 7 Labor Day Parade-No Classes
Sept. 8 Add/Drop Period Ends
Oct. 1 Senior Class Pub Kick Off
Oct. 1-4 Homecoming Weekend
Oct. 9-10 Fall Open House
Oct. 14 Cadet Class of 2017 Ring Design Premiere
Oct. 15 NUPFA Family Buffet (RSVP Required)
Oct. 15-18 Parent & Family Weekend
Oct. 20 Civilian Class of 2017 Ring Design Premiere
Oct. 24 NUCC Regimental Ball
Oct. 30 Mid-Semester Break-No Classes
Oct. 30 Last Day to Drop Course with Grade of “W”
Nov. 4 Fall Career Fair
Nov. 7 NU Day of Service
Nov. 13-14 Veterans Day Open House
Nov. 18 Thanksgiving Dinner
Nov. 19 Red Cross Blood and Bone Marrow Drive
Nov. 21 Thanksgiving Break Begins
Nov. 28 Residence Halls Open at Noon
Nov. 30 Classes Resume
Dec. 14 Spring 2016 Payment & Remittance Form Due
Dec. 15 Holiday Dinner served by Faculty & Staff
Dec. 16 Reading Day
Dec. 17-22 Semester Examinations*
Dec. 22 Mid-Year Vacation Begins

Spring 2016

Jan. 16 Students Return** – Residence Halls Open at Noon
Jan. 18 Spring Semester Classes Begin
Jan. 19 President’s Address to All Students
Jan. 25 Add/Drop Period Ends
Jan. 28 Class of 2016 100’s Night
Jan. 30 MLK Day of Service
Feb. 24 TAG Day (Thank A Giver)
Feb. 25 Red Cross Blood and Bone Marrow Drive
Mar. 12 Spring Break Begins*
Mar. 19 Residence Halls Open at Noon
Mar. 21 Classes Resume
Mar. 24 Spring Career Fair
Mar. 30 Last Day to Drop Course with Grade of “W”
Apr. 1-2 Spring Open House
Apr. 6-7 Colby Military Writers’ Symposium
Apr. 8-9 NU101 Open House for Accepted Students
Apr. 15-17 Junior Weekend
May 7 Reading Day
May 8-13 Semester Examinations
May 12 Class of 2016 Senior Dinner (By Invitation Only)
May 14 Commencement Ceremony
May 15 Commissioning Ceremonies
June 20-24 CGCS Residency Conference

* Final meal served is lunch on Friday; service resumes Sunday dinner.
** Residence halls close for vacation and reopen at noon on Saturday.

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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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