2020 Residency Conference

students and faculty from residency conference

COVID-19 Note

The safety of our students, faculty, alumni and guests is our top priority. We will be monitoring the evolution of the COVID-19 situation over the course of the year and reserve the right to make changes to all components of the conference including the schedule, format and number and type of allowable guests. Please know that, at this time, we intend to hold the event in person with no changes to the standard format. We will do our best to notify all students of any changes in a timely manner so that they may adjust their plans accordingly.


Graduation for the Class of 2020

Due to the persistent presence and continued spread of COVID-19, Norwich University has announced that no large public events will be taking place on campus during Fall 2020. As such, the on-campus graduation ceremony schedule for September 2020 will be virtual. For graduates of the Class of 2020 from the online programs that wish to still participate in an on-campus grduation ceremony, we invite you to join us on campus on Friday, June 25, 2021. If for any reason plans change due to the COVID-19 virus, we will inform you.


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