2020 Virtual Residency Conference

Welcome Graduates!

All Norwich University master’s degree programs culminate in a required, weeklong capstone residency in June. Residency is an exciting time for our students where they get to explore and learn our 200-year history, all while meeting their classmates and professors to form lifelong relationships. While current circumstances have forced us to go virtual, we hope to capture a bit of residency magic in our online event. Review our schedule below for more details.

During the week, there will be your required live program sessions, in addition to other optional informative live sessions. You will need to register for individual events to review access information.

In addition, we encourage you to take some time to enjoy the recorded presentations in the Explore Norwich section - helping you connect with our campus and 200-year history. We will also be offering blog posting, Facebook live events and networking opportunities throughout the week. These sessions are optional. Continue to check back here for more information on ways to connect with us throughout the Residency week.

Live Session: Leadership in Project Management

Monday, June 22, 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

A project manager's role on any project goes far beyond task-related deliverables. The project manager usually is not in a supervisory role to the members on the project team, but relies on the people on the team to contribute to the completion of the project. This presentation will cover some of the most critical skills needed to effectively lead project teams leading to the successful completion of the project.

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Live Session: Getting Published

Monday, June 22, 7:30 to 8:30 PM EST

Join Pierce Reid, an author, military archaeologist, and alumnus of the M.A. in Military History program and Dr. Ted Kohn, Dean of the College of Liberal Arts at Norwich University as they discuss the process of publishing various types of work.

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Live Session: Artificial Intelligence & the Future

Tuesday, June 23, 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM EST

Join special guest P. W. Singer as he talks artificial intelligence, COVID-19 and the future of industry, economics and policy.​ P.W. Singer is Strategist at New America. He has been named by the Smithsonian as one of the nation’s 100 leading innovators, by Defense News as one of the 100 most influential people in defense issues, by Foreign Policy to their Top 100 Global Thinkers List, and as an official “Mad Scientist” for the U.S. Army’s Training and Doctrine Command.

​His latest fiction book Burn In: A Novel of the Real Robotic Revolution is available to Norwich students for a discount.

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Live Session: Military Transition

Tuesday, June 23, 2020, 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM

The how-tos of military retirement and separation from veterans who have been there and companies who are hiring them.

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Live Session: Dean's Welcome

Wednesday, June 24, 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM EST

Join Dr. William Clements, Vice President and Dean of the College of Graduate and Continuing Studies as he sits down with recently appointed Norwich University president, Colonel Mark Anarumo, USAF to discuss leadership, higher education, and the future of Norwich University.

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Live Sessions: Program-Specific

Wednesday, June 24, 11:45 AM to 6:45 PM

Our program directors have lined up activities that they feel best exemplify the residency experience. These sessions are broken up into four time blocks across the course of the day. To the best of your ability based on time zone, please participate in at least two live sessions.

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Live Session: Keynote Address

Wednesday, June 24, 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM

The College of Graduate and Continuing Studies is proud to welcome Pete Smith 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. His energetic, edgy, and interactive style is complimented by his ability to provide practical takeaways that actually work, while having a little fun in the process.

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Live Session: The Benefits and Management of Mentorship

Thursday, June 25, 8:00 AM to 9:00AM EST

Join Acadiate, Norwich's talent marketing and career development partner, as they discuss what steps you need to take to be successful in the job market before graduation. No pre-registration needed - join at the start of the event using the link below and the password NORWICH2020

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Live Session: How to Showcase Your Talent to Employers

Thursday, June 25, 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM EST

Join Acadiate, Norwich's talent marketing and career development partner, as they discuss what steps you need to take to be successful in the job market before graduation. No pre-registration needed - join at the start of the event using the link below and the password NORWICH2020

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Live Session: Dean's Happy Hour

Thursday, June 25, 4:00 PM EST

Join Dean Bill Clements for a Happy Hour as he wants to hear about you and your stories, as well as immerse you in more about Norwich.

Live Session: Degree Conferral Ceremony

Thursday, June 25, 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM EST

Join Dr. William Clements, Vice President and Dean of the College of Graduate and Continuing Studies and recently appointed Norwich University president, Colonel Mark Anarumo, USAF for brief remarks and the official conferring of degrees. The brief ceremony will conclude with a slide show of student photographs. Family and friends are welcome to attend.

In addition to the virtual degree conferral ceremony, the Class of 2020 is invited to participate in a traditional graduation ceremony, on campus, on either September 12, 2020 or June 25, 2021. Details to be distributed via email.

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Live Session: Trivia Night

Thursday, June 25, 7:00 PM EST

Join fellow Norwich students – Corps, civilian, online - and alumni for the first ever online trivia night! No advanced registration is required. We sincerely hope you will participate, more participants equal more fun! Use both links below to attend. Click the below to enter the trivia night platform. Also join via Zoom at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82003223555

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Live Session: Happy Hour with the Alumni Association

Friday, June 26, 5:00pm

Join Norwich University Alumni Association (NUAA) President Colm Walker '05 to learn how you can be an engaged alumnus. We will provide sessions that talk about using the Norwich alumni community for professional networking, the breadth of NU Clubs and how you can be involved, and how you can volunteer for NU Alumni boards, clubs, ambassadors, etc. We will also leave time for meeting with and talking to NUAA board members about their experience.

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