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 2014

Jul. 21 Fall Payment & Remittance Form Due
Aug. 6 Founders Day Celebration
Aug. 16 New Rook and Family Reception
Aug. 17 Rook Arrival Day
Aug. 20 New Civilian Arrival Day
Aug. 23-24 Upper-Class Students Return
Aug. 24 Oath Ceremony (All New Students)
Aug. 25 Classes Start
Aug. 26 Convocation
Sept. 1 Labor Day Parade-No Classes
Sept. 2 Add/Drop Period Ends
Sept.18 Senior Class Pub Kickoff
Sept. 18-21 Homecoming Weekend / Bicentennial Kickoff
Sept. 27 Fall Open House
Oct. 1 Cadet Class of ’16 Ring Design Premiere
Oct. 4 NUCC Regimental Ball
Oct. 9 NUPFA Family Buffet (RVSP Required)
Oct. 9-12 Parent & Family Weekend
Oct. 21 Civilian Class of ’16 Ring Design Premiere
Oct. 24-26 Mid-Semester Break—No Classes
Oct. 27 Last Day to Drop Course with Grade of “W”
Oct. 28 Last Day to Drop Course with Grade of “W”
Nov. 1 NU Season of Service Begins
Nov. 5 Fall Career Fair
Nov. 6 Red Cross Blood Drive
Nov. 8 Veterans Day Open House
Nov. 19 Thanksgiving Dinner
Nov. 22 Thanksgiving Break Begins—No Classes
Nov. 29 Residence Halls Open at Noon
Dec. 1 Classes Resume
Dec. 9 Holiday Dinner Served by Faculty & Staff
Dec. 10 Reading Day
Dec. 11-16 Semester Examinations*
Dec. 15 Spring Payment & Remittance Form Due
Dec. 17 Mid-Year Vacation Begins

Spring 2015

Jan. 10 Students Return** / Residence Halls Open at Noon
Jan. 12 Classes Start
Jan. 13 President’s Address to Rook Class
Jan. 19 Add/Drop Period Ends
Jan. 24 MLK Day of Service
Jan. 29 Class of 2015 100’s Night
Feb.13-14 Winter Carnival Weekend
Feb. 25 TAG (Thank a Giver) Day
Feb. 26 Red Cross Blood and Bone Marrow Drive
Mar. 7 Spring Break Begins*
Mar. 14 Residence Halls Open at Noon
Mar. 16 Classes Resume
Mar. 21 Spring Open House
Mar. 26 Spring Career Fair
Mar. 26 Last Day to Drop Course with Grade of “W”
Apr. 8-9 Colby Military Writers’ Symposium
Apr. 11 NU101 for Accepted Students
Apr. 17-19 Junior Weekend
May 2 Reading Day
May 3-8 Semester Examinations
May 7 Class ’15 Senior Dinner (By Invitation Only)
May 9 Commencement Ceremony
May 10 Commissioning Ceremonies
Jun. 15-19 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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