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Bachelor's and Certificate Admissions
All Norwich master’s degree programs culminate in a weeklong capstone residency in June at our beautiful campus in the Green Mountains of Vermont, and bachelor’s students are welcome but not required to attend. During this transformative week, you’ll present final projects or papers, solidify friendships and professional connections with classmates and professors, and launch the next chapter of your promising future.
As its name implies, residency serves as a capstone experience to your coursework. Depending on your particular program, you will attend interdisciplinary workshops, contribute to formal debates, present papers or projects, participate in networking activities, and observe faculty presentations. Residency week concludes with a special academic recognition and graduation ceremony during which you’ll receive your master’s hood and diploma.
Residency week is more than a program requirement; it’s an opportunity for you to share your Norwich experience with family and friends. Children, spouses, and significant others are encouraged to join in the action and explore Norwich’s historic campus and the beautiful surrounding area. Vermont in June is ideal for hiking, biking, fishing, and other outdoor activities, and weeklong room and board is free for all students.
A few things to keep in mind:
The residency experience has evolved over the years to better serve our students and to offer more opportunities for cross-program engagement. However, certain things remain unchanged including: time and opportunity to connect with the people with whom you've worked closely over the course of your program, academic programming that is challenging and thought provoking, and a celebration of all you've accomplished at Norwich University. Each program's required academic events are unique, and open sessions offer the opportunity for intellectual exchange and networking.
Typical residency conference schedule: