Norwich’s online students gather for residency and graduation


May 25, 2016

Norwich University’s College of Graduate and Continuing Studies (CGCS) will host its annual Residency Conference June 20 – 24. Nearly 600 students representing nine online graduate programs and two online bachelor’s degree completion programs will gather for a week of culminating academic work and conferences.

The students traveling to Norwich’s Northfield, Vt., campus represent all 50 states, as well as the nation’s capital, Puerto Rico, and seven international countries. Here, they will present papers and projects, engage in academic debate, participate in hands-on leadership activities, observe faculty presentations, and graduate.

This year’s Residency Conference theme is “Empowering Minds, Transforming Leaders,” and includes a keynote presentation by peacebuilder and humanitarian, President of the United States Institute of Peace Nancy Lindborg.

2016 Residency by the numbers: 

  • 582 students will represent all 50 states, Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico, and seven international countries.
  • An additional 153 guests will gather on campus during residency week.
  • 62 faculty members will participate.
  • Nine master’s programs will be represented: diplomacy, history, military history, business administration, civil engineering, public administration, information security and assurance, leadership, and nursing.
  • Two bachelor’s degree programs will be represented: Strategic Studies and Defense Analysis, and Criminal Justice.
  • 100 students will join four professional honor societies.
  • 141 different academic sessions, panels and discussions will convene.
  • Four Norwich employees will graduate.

About Norwich University˜

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) 

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Norwich University’s College of Graduate and Continuing Studies (CGCS) builds upon the institution’s 197 year academic heritage with innovative online programs. CGCS offers master’s degrees in a variety of areas; bachelor’s degree completion programs; a certificate in teaching and learning and continuing education opportunities. The programs are recognized throughout the industry for their rigor, small class size, high student satisfaction and retention.

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