2020 Residency Conference

students and faculty from residency conference

Graduation for the Class of 2020

Given the change of our 2020 Residency Conference being virutal (see note below), Norwich University is offering students the option to still attend a Norwich University graduation cerermony on campus. At this time, we are inviting students from the Class of 2020 to join us on campus one of of the following dates. If for any reason plans change on the dates below due to the COVID-19 virus, we will inform you.

  • Saturday, September 12, 2020  (graduation ceremony for on-campus and online students from the Class of 2020)
  • Friday, June 25, 2021 (graduation for online students from the Class of 2020 and 2021)

As part of the 2020 Virtual Residency Conference, you and your family can also join us for our degree conferral ceremony on Thursday, June 25, 2020. You can attend the degree conferral and an on-campus graduation ceremony if you would wish.


COVID-19 Update for the 2020 Residency Conference

It is with great disappointment that I inform you that Norwich University will be cancelling the on-campus 2020 Residency Conference scheduled for Monday, June 22nd to Friday, June 26th. With the ongoing current global and domestic spread of the COVID-19 virus, we cannot be reasonably sure that conditions will improve sufficiently to safely bring our students and their guests and our faculty to campus. As many of you start to plan for the event, travel restrictions and group meeting requirements are becoming increasingly more restrictive.  I apologize for any inconvenience that this decision may cause but also wanted to let you know as quickly as possible.

Norwich University prides itself in being an organization that rises to meet a challenge. In fact, both the University’s tagline and theme for the 2020 Residency Conference were: "Expect Challenge, Achieve Distinction." While the event is cancelled, the requirement remains unchanged. Instead, of attending on campus we are building a virtual capstone event just for you during the same scheduled week. It will be comprised of live sessions, the keynote and Todd Lecture series event, interactive discussions, informative blog postings, pre-recorded professional development sessions and a few exciting Facebook Live events – including a CGCS staff Dog River Run!

Please be on the lookout for additional details regarding the 2020 Residency Conference Virtual Event. We will provide detailed instructions on how to participate in our first-ever virtual residency created just for you. I look forward to working with the team and all of you to create an engaging experience! 

In the meantime, stay healthy and know that the Norwich community is with you and your families during these unprecedented times. We know that as a Norwich student, and soon to be alum, you will go on to achieve distinction in your own right and I look forward to seeing you in the future.  

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the virtual requirement for the 2020 Residency Conference, please email Megan Liptak, Residency Conference & Events Coordinator at residency@norwich.edu.

We extend our deep appreciation to all of those who are on the 'front line' of the COVID-19 pandemic, working to maintain the health and well-being of our communities. You are living our 'service to others before self' motto and we couldn't be prouder.


Best Regards,

William Clements, Ph.D.
Vice President and Dean
College of Graduate and Continuing Studies
Norwich University
158 Harmon Drive
Northfield, VT 05663

 


Save the Date!

2021 Residency Conference | Monday, June 21 to Friday, June 25

All Norwich master’s degree programs culminate in a required, weeklong capstone residency in June at our beautiful campus in the Green Mountains of Vermont. Our bachelor’s degree completion students are welcome to attend and experience what our master's programs have to offer, but attendance is not required. During this transformative week, students present final projects or papers, and solidify friendships and professional connections with classmates and professors. Commencement concludes the week, and all graduating master's and bachelor's students are invited to participate in the ceremony.

Check out the resources and videos below to learn more about all the exciting events that take place during Residency. We look forward to seeing you on campus in June!

Preparing for Residency

Welcome to Your Residency
 

Welcome to Your Residency

Residency is an exciting time for our students where they get to explore our campus and learn about its 200-year history, all while meeting their classmates and professors to form lifelong relationships. We are excited to have you on campus in June!
Real Bonds
When do I attend Residency
student arriving on campus for residency

When do I attend Residency

Attendance at Residency is required immediately following or during enrollment in the final course of a Norwich master's program. Students starting a master's program in March will attend while still enrolled in their final seminar. Please note that students must achieve financial clearance through the university bursar’s office by May 15 of the year in which you are scheduled to attend.
Online Classroom
Who Would You Tell
 

Who Would You Tell

Who are you most excited to tell about your accomplishments? Some of our graduates tell us!
Successful Online Learning
Preparing for Your Residency
students attending a residency session

Preparing for Your Residency

Explore this site, be on the lookout for emails and mailings about the event, and reach out to your student services advisor with any questions along the way. This site can help you understand our campus, Vermont's climate, event attire and all the things to do while you are visiting us.We look forward to meeting you in person in the near future!
Proven Results
Graduation Ceremony

Graduation Ceremony

For 2020, graduation will take place on Friday, June 26 at 10:00 a.m. Norwich also does an official hooding ceremony on Thursday, June 25. Each program has its own ceremony so check your schedule for the time of your hooding ceremony.
Proven Results
Partake in a Norwich Tradition - Dog River Run
 

Partake in a Norwich Tradition - Dog River Run

The Dog River Run is a Norwich tradition and at Residency students can experience this tradition first hand. You can even take a rock from the river as a keepsake!
Real Bonds
Conference Keynote Speaker

Conference Keynote Speaker

We are excited to welcome Pete Smith to campus as the 2020 Residency Conference keynote and Todd Lecture Series speaker. Pete Smith is an international speaker and coach in the fields of leadership, management, personal growth and development. Be sure to join us for his talk.
Successful Online Learning