Dean's Welcome

Greetings, Students! It is my great privilege to welcome you to the College of Graduate and Continuing Studies and Norwich University.

Whether you are a returning student or recently accepted to the College of Graduate and Continuing Studies, we are excited to offer you a rich heritage, a dynamic academic program, and the support of a caring community. You have made an excellent choice and we are happy that you will be joining the Norwich family!

If you are new to distance education, returning to school after a long break, or are concerned about your ability to succeed, rest assured we have built programs that facilitate the full range of academic participation, mentoring, and community. We have selected you to join our community and have every confidence that you will succeed.

You are taking an important step in your education, career, and life whether you are entering graduate school, completing your undergraduate degree through our degree completion programs, or honing your skills with one of our certificates. We have worked hard to develop the structure and resources necessary for you to succeed. We look forward to working together to achieve great things, now as a student, and later as your career and life unfold.

Remember – Expect Challenge…Achieve Distinction.

And most important, keep in mind the Norwich motto, “I Will Try.” These words are not merely a slogan, but words we live by at Norwich University. Keep these close to your heart and what you do over the coming months will be but a stepping-stone to the great things that await you. You are becoming part of something very old, very deep, and very proud.

Welcome aboard!


William H. Clements, PhD
Vice President of Academic Affairs and Dean
College of Graduate and Continuing Studies