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Want to see what it's like at Norwich? Let students, faculty, and staff show you

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Making the decision to return to college is a big step, whether it is to complete a bachelor’s degree or study at the graduate level. Many factors go into this important decision, including the concerns most returning students have about whether they are ready and capable of undertaking a new degree. These are understandable feelings, particularly when we are not certain of what the experience will be like once we begin a new adventure. We also know, however, that obtaining more information about a new challenge from those who have experienced it before us goes a long way toward alleviating concern and anxiety. To help with this transition we have created a new resource built upon the collective experience of our students, faculty and staff.

I’m excited to share with you a new interactive feature on our Website called “What to Expect at Norwich.” At last year’s Residency Conference and throughout 2012, we used video and photography to capture the experiences and perspectives of our students, faculty, and staff, and these experiences are now live on our Website. You might even find me there talking about faculty academic quality if you dig deep enough.

In “What to Expect at Norwich” you’ll hear first hand…

  • Faculty who share their knowledge as subject matter experts and guide students in applying their education to their professional and personal lives.
  • Students who share the value of connecting with classmates all around the world and learning about the experiences they bring to the classroom from a variety of professions.
  • The plethora of resources available to our students throughout their Norwich journey - from a dedicated student support team, to access to faculty mentors, to access to a strong alumni network.
  • How students find time in their busy lives to focus on their degree program.
  • The many career opportunities that students pursue as a result of their education.
  • The culminating experience of our one-week Residency Conference on campus where students strengthen their bonds with classmates and faculty through a series of academic and enrichment events.

I am interested in what you think of this new feature and ask that our current students and alumni alike share your thoughts about “what to expect at Norwich.” Who knows, maybe we’ll even feature you in future installments.

Thank you all who gave their time to share their stories for this feature. Keep them coming! And don’t forget to get back to your studies!

P.S. One final note is in order regarding the hockey puck contest, which officially closed on February 22. The snow has continued to fall and the snow pile, or perhaps more accurately the glacier, has continued to grow and steadfastly awaits spring. There is still plenty of winter left so we won’t know who will emerge as the winner for several weeks!