The Department of Athletics' Vision is to create and support an environment where student-athletes can achieve athletic success at the University, Regional and National levels while maintaining a high degree of academic achievement. It is also our goal to nurture loyalty among our graduates through their experiences in athletics.
The Department of Athletics' Mission is to provide well-rounded and competitive athletic programs as integral parts of the educational process of the University. We offer equal opportunities for male and female student-athletes to participate in a wide variety of intercollegiate sports programs and adhere to the NCAA Division III rules and philosophy. We monitor the academic progress of our student-athletes and support them in their quest to achieve academic success at the University. We provide services and activities to promote positive health and well-being of all our student athletes and administer our athletic programs in a way that contributes to the personal development of our student-athletes through the whole-person concept by fostering the growth of fair play and amateur competition, sportsmanship, leadership, self-discipline, personal integrity and social responsibility.
Athletic facilities at Norwich are among the very best in the Northeast. Andrews Hall, the health, physical education, and sports center, houses racquetball courts, classrooms, training, and physical therapy rooms and a 1200-seat basketball arena. The Jacob Shapiro Field House contains a 200-meter, four-lane track; four tennis courts; and a climbing wall. Plumley Armory houses an indoor swimming pool, a weight room, a wrestling room, an indoor track, and basketball courts. Kreitzberg Arena, The University’s ice hockey facility, is a state of the art arena which seats 1410 and can accommodate 5000 spectators for certain events. Sabine Field, an artificial turf field with lights and a 3-lane recreational track used for football, soccer and lacrosse along with the Dog River Rugby pitch complete the major athletic facilities. The university also has a baseball and softball field and several practice fields for athletics and intramurals.
There are 11 varsity sports for men at Norwich University. All varsity sports teams compete at the NCAA Division III level and are affiliated in one of five athletic conferences. In recent years, Norwich men's teams have been regularly found in the national rankings, won conference titles, and won three national championships in ice hockey.
Swimming & Diving
There are 9 varsity sports for women at Norwich University. All current women’s varsity teams compete at the NCAA Division III level and are members of the Great Northeast Athletic Conference, NERFU and ECAC.
Swimming & Diving
Club sports at Norwich University do not have varsity status, but participants do travel and compete with teams from outside the University. Recreational clubs offer students an opportunity to pursue other enjoyable athletic activities.