Life on Campus

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Two Lifestyles. One University

Since 1993, Cadets and civilian students have shared the same campus at Norwich University, creating a college culture set apart from the usual in the nation. While students in The Corps of Cadets participate in intense military training, all of our students benefit from a distinctive and structured learning environment that promotes academic success as well as leadership development.

Our students choose Norwich because it is the best "fit" for them. Students from both lifestyles choose Norwich for similar reasons - rigorous academics, a robust athletic program, a variety of extracurricular activities, and a safe environment.

A Cohesive Team

For the majority of the day, students in both lifestyles are completely integrated. All of our students attend the same classes, play on the same athletic teams and are involved in the same clubs and extracurricular activities. Although Cadets and civilian students have separate residences; a walk through the library, the dining hall or the gymnasium will show all of our students living, learning, working and playing together without regard for the lifestyle choice each student has made.

Co-Curricular Service - Learning Projects

Students who would like to participate in a service-learning project outside the classroom may be interested in the co-curricular projects available through the Service-Learning and Volunteer Program Offices. Although wonderful learning experiences; such projects do not typically provide academic credit. Examples of co-curricular projects include:

  • Business Plan projects for Habitat for Humanity,
  • Hunger in America projects,
  • On-going substance abuse education peer response network,
  • Volunteer program trips.

Interested students should stop by the Service-Learning Program Office.