Norwich University to Welcome Thousands Back to Campus and Launch the “Year of Transformation” at Homecoming

Norwich University Office of Communications

September 28, 2015

NORTHFIELD, Vt. – Norwich University will host several thousand guests during annual Homecoming festivities Oct. 1-4 and kick off the “Year of Transformation,” year two in its five-year, $100 million campaign called “Forging the Future.”

During the Saturday, Oct. 3 All Class Luncheon to Launch the Year of Transformation, President Richard W. Schneider will make special announcements about the campaign.

Highlights of Homecoming 2015:

Friday, Oct. 2

  • Free and open to the public, 1:00 p.m. in Dole Auditorium: distinguished cultural anthropologist and author Richard Kurin, the Smithsonian Institution’s Under Secretary for History, Art, and Culture presentation and book signing. The presentation will be live-streamed here.
  •  Free and open to the public, 1:00 p.m. in Chaplin Hall Gallery: The School of Architecture + Art 2015-16 lecture series kicks off with presentations from three students who received the prestigious Undergraduate Summer Research Fellowship and traveled to Switzerland, Italy, the American Southwest and Canada. This first event will culminate with a lecture from Norwich alum Kimberly Tuttle, with the American Institute of Architects Student division, followed by a small reception.

 Saturday, Oct. 3

  • 9:30 a.m. Alumni Parade with NU Corps of Cadets review, on Sabine Field. Watch it on live-stream here.
  • Beginning at 11 a.m. Six out of eight NU fall sports teams have games at home; check the schedule here.
  • 1:40 p.m. Corps of Cadets Football March-On, Sabine Field, to begin the football game against Becker College. 

Sunday, Oct. 4, at 7:30 a.m. at the Wise Campus Center Green – Semper Fidelis Levy Challenge; learn more about the Marine Corps endurance race fundraiser.

Norwich University is a diversified academic institution that educates traditional-age students and adults in a Corps of Cadets and as civilians. Norwich offers a broad selection of traditional and distance-learning programs culminating in Baccalaureate and Graduate Degrees. Norwich University was founded in 1819 by Captain Alden Partridge of the U.S. Army and is the oldest private military college in the United States of America. Norwich is one of our nation’s six senior military colleges and the birthplace of the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC).

In fulfillment of Norwich’s mission to train and educate today’s students to be tomorrow’s global leaders and captains of industry, the Forging the Future campaign is committed to creating the best possible learning environment through state-of-the-art academics and world-class facilities. Learn more about the campaign and how to participate in the “Year of Transformation” here:    

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Daphne Larkin
Assistant Director of Communications
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