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 2013

Jul. 22 Fall Payment & Remittance form due
Aug. 2 Founders Day Celebration
Aug. 17 New Rook and Family Reception
Aug. 18 Rook Arrival Day
Aug. 21 New Civilian Arrival Day
Aug. 24-25 Upper-Class Students Return
Aug. 25 Oath Ceremony (All New Students)
Aug. 26 Classes Start
Aug. 27 Convocation
Sept. 2 Labor Day Parade-No Classes
Sept. 3 Add/Drop Period Ends
Sept.14 Sabine Field Ribbing Cutting & Grand Re-Opening
Sept. 27 Fall Break- No Classes
Oct. 3 Senior Class Pub Kick Off
Oct. 3-6 Homecoming Weekend
Oct. 3-13 Delta T-90 Team-Solar Decathlon (Irvine, CA)
Oct. 8 Cadet Class ’15 Ring Design Premiere
Oct. 12 Fall Open House
Oct. 17 NUPFA Family Buffet (RSVP Required)
Oct. 18-20 Parent & Family Weekend
Oct. 26 NUCC Regimental Ball
Oct. 28 Last Day to Drop Course with Grade of “W”
Nov. 2 NU National Day of Service
Nov. 6 Fall Career Fair
Nov. 7 Red Cross Blood Drive
Nov. 9 Veterans Day Open House
Nov. 20 Thanksgiving Dinner in WCC
Nov. 23 Thanksgiving Break Begins*
Nov. 30 Residence Halls Open at Noon
Dec. 2 Classes Resume
Dec. 9 Spring Payment & Remittance Form Due
Dec. 10 Holiday Dinner in WCC
Dec. 12-17 Semester Examinations*
Dec. 18 Mid-Year Vacation Begins

Spring 2014

Jan. 11 Students Return** / Dorms open at Noon
Jan. 13 Classes Start
Jan. 14 President’s Welcome
Jan. 18 MLK Day of Service
Jan. 20 Add/Drop Period Ends
Jan. 31 Class of 2014 100’s Night
Feb. 6 All Class Winter Spectacular
Feb.14-15 Winter Carnival Weekend
Feb. 27 Red Cross Blood Drive
Feb. 28 Tuition Freedom Day
Mar. 8 Spring Break Begins*
Mar. 15 Residence Halls Open at Noon
Mar. 17 Classes Resume
Mar. 21 Last Day to Drop Course with Grade of “W”
Mar. 22 Spring Open House
Mar. 27 Spring Career Fair
Apr. 4-5 NU101 for Accepted Students
Apr. 9-10 Colby Military Writers’ Symposium
Apr. 11 Junior Ring Ceremonies
Apr. 11-13 Junior Weekend
May 4-9 Semester Examinations
May 8 Class ’14 Senior Dinner (by invitation only)
May 10 Commencement Ceremony
May 11 Commissioning Ceremonies
Jun. 15-20 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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Looking ahead…

Sept. 18-21, 2014 Homecoming Weekend
Oct. 9-12, 2014 Family Weekend
May 9, 2015 Commencement

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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