What to Expect at Norwich

The classroom as think tank

At Norwich, learning and doing are two sides of the same coin. Our programs are structured so that students don’t just study academic theories; they apply them in their own organizations, share their experiences in class, and gain insight into how the same theories play out differently in different work settings.
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Start here. Go anywhere.

Whatever your career goal – to advance within your current organization, move into a new job or field, launch your own venture – a degree from Norwich University can help you achieve it. The only thing limiting you is your imagination.
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Student success by design

At the foundation of our programs is a learning environment that allows students to focus on their academic success. From sending you course materials to helping you access library resources, our goal is to alleviate administrative burdens so that your professional development and knowledge acquisition begins immediately. Uninterrupted.
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Norwich in a word

How to sum up Norwich in one word?Our students, faculty, and alumni give it a shot.
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Support you can expect

From the day you apply to the day you graduate, the Norwich student services team is there to support you. Knowledgeable, caring, and adept, our staff members go out of their way to answer your questions and resolve any challenges you might encounter during your time as a student. Additionally, you'll have access to our 24/7 technical support team to address any technical issues related to the online learning platform. No matter where you are, assistance can be available. All you have to do is ask.
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A reputation you can trust

Norwich University’s reputation resonates worldwide. Our history of academic excellence is built upon 200 years of existence and continues to grow today. The dynamic online programs can enable students to gain the knowledge and skills necessary to drive change within their communities and around the world.
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Built-in professional network

When you become a Norwich student, you automatically gain access to a global professional network of more than 35,000 alumni and just as many career connections. Networking opportunities range from alumni clubs (there are nearly 50 throughout the U.S.) to alumni-student career mentoring to the Norwich University Connections group on LinkedIn.
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Commitment to student success

At Norwich, we understand how unpredictable life can be. That's why our program structure centers on accommodating busy schedules and providing you with the support you need. Our instructors also understand these challenges and exhibit genuine commitment to students' success. They make themselves readily available, often serving as an important mentor to students.
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Knowledgeable and experienced faculty

Norwich faculty members have impressive academic credentials as well as professional experience in the subjects they teach. This combination of expertise and experience enriches their teaching, providing students with real-world insight and a practical framework for applying their newfound skills and knowledge.
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Resources for you

When you sign in to Norwich’s online learning platform, you gain access to a virtual library collection that includes 54,000 full-text electronic journals, hundreds of thousands of e-books, and 100 online databases.To help you navigate these resources, Norwich’s dedicated distance learning librarian and reference librarians are available by phone, email, and chat. If you can’t find what you need in our virtual library, you can use our material request services to request a specific book or journal, and our library staff will ship it to you. 
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A global learning community

Norwich’s virtual learning platform makes it possible for motivated working adults from across the country and around the world to learn as peers in the same program. The result? A dynamic learning community of students with diverse world perspectives, professional experiences, and cultural backgrounds. 
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Invested in student success

Norwich faculty members come from diverse disciplines and fields, but when it comes to teaching, they all share the same focus: their students. Whether contributing personal insights to weekly discussion threads or engaging with students one-on-one to provide academic or career guidance, Norwich professors are always accessible and genuinely invested in their students’ success. 
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Less hassle

At Norwich, we do everything we can to support our students, including getting all the required course materials before the start of their program. Beyond taking care of research and course materials, Norwich’s commitment to students is evident in our extensive support staff. From our student services advisors to our individual program staff to our technical support team, Norwich students always have access to help if they need it. 
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Learn and advance on your own schedule

Before breakfast or after the kids go to bed. At your desk or on the road. Two hours a day or 15 hours on the weekend. With Norwich’s online learning platform, you can be a student on your own schedule from anywhere in the world. Weekly assignments and class discussions keep everyone on track, but when and where you learn is ultimately up to you.
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Life-changing capstone experience

For our master’s degree students, the Norwich experience culminates in a weeklong capstone residency at our beautiful Vermont campus. During this transformative week, students present their final papers or projects, solidify friendships with classmates, establish professional contacts, and officially launch the next chapter of their careers. Family and friends are welcome to attend and take part in the activities, which conclude with a special academic recognition and graduation ceremony.
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In it together

Cultivating a learning environment in which students feel welcome and supported is priority number one for Norwich faculty. To that end, our professors call students before the start of each course to get acquainted and answer any questions they may have. They continue to reach out to students throughout the semester, offering encouragement and guidance as needed.
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