Campus Terrain and Climate

Campus Terrain and Climate

The Norwich campus is located in the beautiful Green Mountains of Vermont so be prepared for hilly terrain, lots of stairs, and walking from one end of the campus to the other for events.* We strongly encourage you to have comfortable walking shoes available.

June is typically a temperate month. Vermont weather is often unpredictable. Be sure to bring a sweater, rain coat, umbrella, and jacket to avoid a last minute trip to Walmart, which is about 20 minutes from campus!

*There will be an opportunity to let us know of any mobility limitations or other issues so we can accommodate your needs.

Cell Phone Coverage

Cell phone coverage is spotty throughout Vermont. If traveling by car, check the cities and towns through which you may be driving to see if your carrier has reception in these areas:

While on the Norwich University campus and in Northfield, cell service should be strong and reliable, but we recommend that you check our location (05663) with your cell provider to be certain you can make and receive calls while on campus.

Wireless Internet

Norwich University provides wireless Internet access (WiFi) to students and their guests during the Residency Conference. Access is available throughout campus, including in the classrooms and the dorms.  Instructions for accessing the network and assistance with getting online will be provided by the Norwich University Help Desk upon your arrival.

Amenities and Services

The campus offers a variety of services and amenities that are available to students and family members during your stay on campus. For those who enjoy an active lifestyle, all gyms will be open and accessible during the week as and there will be hours posted for the swimming pool. Visitors can also enjoy the outdoor track and beautiful football field or our indoor track for rainy days. Hiking trails on the beautiful Paine Mountain are across the street from the university and offer amazing views of the campus.

Dry cleaning services, print shop, and the mail room will be open during normal business hours and the barber shop will be available during some abbreviated hours. The university bookstore will be open during typical business hours for all your Norwich gear needs.


Meals will be served in the dining hall during the week but the Dunkin’ Donuts, Mill Snack Bar and the Partridge Pub, all located on campus, will be open at various hours during the week.

Campus Parking

Parking is available on campus with appropriate parking permits and in designated areas only. Parking permits will be issued at check-in on Monday and will be available at the Wise Campus Center Information Desk during the week. Be sure to check your campus map for approved Residency Conference student parking lots to avoid ticketing and/or towing.