Norwich University Office of Communications
August 27, 2015
Norwich University, the nation’s oldest private military college, welcomed 504 Rooks into the Class of 2019 on Rook Arrival Day August 23, 2015. The young men and women said goodbye to parents, friends and family in Kreitzberg Arena before starting an intense first day of Rook Week. The Corps of Cadets candidates marched to the Upper Parade Ground for physical fitness evaluations, were issued uniforms, had haircuts, and began learning proper military etiquette and protocol here at the nation’s oldest private military college. Civilian students in the Class of 2019 arrived Wednesday on the university’s Northfield, Vt., campus to begin first-year student orientation.