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Norwich University
27 I.D White Ave - Northfield, VT 05663
America's first private military college founded in 1819.
Interests: At the core is a rigorous academic environment emphasizing interactive classes, mentoring relationships with faculty and extensive hands-on learning. Whether you join the Corps of Cadets or pursue a civilian lifestyle, expect the greatest challenge of your life.
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James Leary Major: Mechanical Engineering Hometown: Gilberton, PA Class Year: 2025 Lifestyle: Corps of Cadets Continue reading
Posted Jul 28, 2021 at In Their Words
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Joseph Rauch Major: Criminal Justice Hometown: Houghton Class Year: 2025 Lifestyle: Corps of Cadets My advice to prospective students: College is hard, there are a lot of steps, but if you try, you're already one step in the right direction. Continue reading
Posted Jul 28, 2021 at In Their Words
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Ellie Doody Major: Nursing Hometown: New Hampshire Class Year: 2024 Lifestyle: Civilian About me: I’m currently working as a Licensed Nursing Assistant, while I’m home, and I’m attending Norwich to earn my Bachelor’s degree in Nursing. I enjoy pretty much anything as long as I’m with close family and/or friends. Hiking, cooking, reading, and exercising are all major hobbies of mine. Continue reading
Posted Aug 25, 2020 at In Their Words
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Nicole Perault Major: Nursing Hometown: Nashua, New Hampshire Class Year: 2024 Lifestyle: Civilian About me: I play softball at Norwich I competed in a Veterinary National competition in my Senior year of HS I love promoting mindfulness mental health Continue reading
Posted Aug 25, 2020 at In Their Words
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Want more inside information on what it's like to be a student at Norwich? Follow @norwichadmissions on Instagram and @norwichadm on Snapchat! We have student takeovers every week, so you can see firsthand what Norwich has to offer. Is there something you have been wondering about? Ask away! Our students love sharing their perspective. Continue reading
Posted Sep 17, 2019 at In Their Words
This past summer I had the opportunity to "study away" at American University in DC. The specific program that I attended is the Washington Semester Program, which includes an internship and class, and also runs in a bigger version during the fall and spring semesters. What I liked most about the program were the friends that I met, opportunities that I enjoyed, and the fun! During my time in DC was very busy, as I was taking an AU class, two NU classes, a 40 hour/w internship, a part-time job, and trying to explore. Friends! Since the first night that I arrived in DC, by chance I answered a Facebook post offering to meet up in a group for brunch. Not knowing how well I would get along with them, I was hesitant, but went. That one day set up friendships for the whole summer (and a few for hopefully... Continue reading
Posted Aug 29, 2019 at In Their Words
For many of you reading this, you are going into your first week of finals in your college career. For others of you, this may just be another week. No matter who you are it is always a stressful time of year. Personally, for me, there are three rules I try to follow. Those being, have a support system, maintain your physical health, and find something to look forward to. For my support system, I have my boyfriend, friends, and family close by a helping me along the way. With that said, that is not what your group has to consist of it is just important to have a solid support system no matter what it may be. When I say maintain physical health I don’t mean going to the gym or going on a diet. I just mean focusing on making sure you don’t skip meals, you don’t wait... Continue reading
Posted Aug 29, 2019 at In Their Words
For all of the sophomore nursing students, November 29th will always be a special day in our hearts. That is the day that we got presented our white lab coats. These coats symbolize the completion of another chapter of our nursing career. With that being said, this is a huge deal to Norwich University's School of Nursing and the students. We also got presented a pin from The Gold Foundation. This pin symbolizes trust, respect, and communication within the healthcare professionals and mainly is an oath to "keep healthcare human." I feel beyond grateful that Norwich acknowledges their students for their hard work and dedication. It encourages us to keep pushing forward and knowing we have a great support system always helps. It is also a day that your family and friends are welcome to come to share your achievements with you. It's nice to be able to relax with... Continue reading
Posted Aug 29, 2019 at In Their Words
I know it can be tough to stay on top of school work, especially during college. It is often a challenge to juggle friendships, family, a relationship, school work and also a job. I find it difficult to figure out time management for all of those things. However, it is important to make sure you have a balance. I usually have a set schedule that I like to go by so I know what time I have free time to hang out with friends but also making sure I focus on the most important part, that being school. If I have a gap between classes, I go to the library to do homework even if it's for an hour. I know an hour doesn't seem long but it definitely helps. Instead of waiting till late that night to do homework, I try to finish it during the day so that... Continue reading
Posted Aug 29, 2019 at In Their Words
Maintaining a job while being a nursing student has its pros and cons. It is extremely hard and exhausting but it is doable. One of the pros is that I get to work in a field that I am most passionate about, the healthcare field. I get paid for doing things that I love which is taking care of people in need. I can use the knowledge and skills that I have been trained in (I am a Licensed Nurses Assistant). I get to bring my homework for my downtime. Some of the pros are having to go to school all day, then head into work, stay up all night and then come back in the morning to get ready to go to class. I don't get the amount of sleep that I need but I am at least loving what I do. It can be physically and emotionally draining... Continue reading
Posted Aug 29, 2019 at In Their Words
It is that time of year where everyone has their own family traditions. Family traditions are what makes the holidays so special. My family has a Christmas party every Christmas Eve. My mom and I spend all day preparing food and then at 6 pm my family shows up. We eat together and then sit around the Christmas tree to open up gifts. We then turn on the radio and dispatch tells all of the kids that the local airport saw Santa's sleigh and 8 tiny reindeer. They tell all the kids to rush home and crawl into bed before Santa arrives. It is so cute seeing my niece and nephews grab their coats and boots and rush out the door to make it home in time. Then on Christmas day, we make cinnamon buns and open presents. After that, we go to my stepsister's house in pajamas and hang... Continue reading
Posted Aug 29, 2019 at In Their Words
Ethan Shoen Major: Criminal Justice Hometown: Port Huron, MI Class year: 2023 Lifestyle: Corps of Cadets Activities: Regimental band, Christian fellowship club, maroon and gold club as well as the EMT club. In high school I play numerous instruments and have taught myself a couple instruments. I played soccer, studied Taekwondo, was on the Varsity cheer team, played in concert band for seven years, was a member of NHS, and was in marching band for four years. Continue reading
Posted Aug 28, 2019 at In Their Words
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Adele Cousland I am a double major in CSIA and Political Science in the class of 2022. I am in the Corps of Cadets pursuing a Naval contract and am busy around campus. I am on the softball team, club hockey team, a part of the cavalry troop, a member of NUSA, and MGK. In my free time, I like to play volleyball and photography. In the fall I will be studying abroad in Cork, Ireland at University College Cork. Continue reading
Posted Aug 26, 2019 at In Their Words
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Rook week was the most intense week I ever encountered. I never went through something that challenged me mentally and physically at the same exact time. We were faced with task that seemed almost impossible to achieve such as "time hacks". When they told me I had three minutes to shower I laughed because I thought it was a joke to scare us, until we were screamed at to hurry and hygiene. I didn't understand why we had to rush on this particular task and I began to question so much. However, once the screaming settled down we were taught to understand how time management is crucial in our live's. I now can proudly say that I am trusting the process entirely. Continue reading
Posted May 17, 2018 at In Their Words
Last week I got to experience my first ever Alumni weekend. Prior to this event we were aware that we were going to have hundreds of previous Alumni's back on campus. Our excitement was high but so was the feeling of pressure. The oldest year to come back was 1953 and it was such an honor meeting the previous cadet. During this weekend I had the opportunity to work check ins and this was by far one of the most memorable experiences. For almost 5 hours I was surrounded by leaders, officers in the military, entrepreneurs, dads, and heroes. To watch the huge flashy rings swing on by brought a sense of happiness for myself because I knew I was at the right school. Faces of smile and sorrow filled the room. Everyone I met kept saying "oh where has the time gone". This brought things into perspective for me.... Continue reading
Posted May 17, 2018 at In Their Words
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Hello Everyone, Let me just start off by saying that time flies by super fast. Although days feel long here weeks go by fast. This was the day everyone was waiting for as soon as their families departed. I feel like it came at the perfect time as well. We all needed a break. This weekend I was unable to see my family but luckily for me I have one of the greatest rook sister and she allowed me and two other girls come with! It was such an exciting weekend and not just because we got more that five hours of sleep. Before heading out to enjoy our freedom I am currently working for game managment as my work study and I always choose to work rugby which I am super intrigued by. The girls and guys team ended the day with a huge WIN. The girls rugby team... Continue reading
Posted May 17, 2018 at In Their Words
Good Evening Everyone, When people say your first semester of college flies they weren't kidding! Mid semester break is only a few days away and I can't believe it's here already. This half semester has been full of challenging, memorable and exciting events within the academic area and corp area. I have learned that time management is crucial and I can almost guarantee that Norwich Corp of Cadets have the best time management over any other college kid. We have every minute of the day planned out on our "door cards" and it helps us make sure every task, deadline and meeting is met. Many people surprisingly that come to Norwich as a civilian end up switching to the corp side strictly for better time management. Fir myself strictly, I have to find a balance between Academics, AFROTC, Cavalry, Pegasus Players (school play), and three more clubs i'm in on... Continue reading
Posted May 17, 2018 at In Their Words
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Good Evening everyone, Weeks are so short but days are very long here in rookdom. It amazes me on how fast time flies. Next week we are granted our "big" privileges and every rook is very anxious and as always we are on our best behavior. This has been something we all been waiting for and I truly believe we deserve it. If you decided to enroll into the Corp of Cadets just know everyday is a challenge. You will be challenged mentally and physically almost everyday. You will be put into situations that will even define your character. This is an opportunity you won't get anywhere else. Although, it feels like we been here a year we can all proudly say it's worth the struggle. Personally I have seen my overall character change for the better and I can't wait to see what kind of strong individual I become... Continue reading
Posted May 17, 2018 at In Their Words
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Good Morning my fellow friends, This past weekend was Norwich's annual celebration for service. Our mission is to gather as any students as possible on campus and assign them to an area here in North field Vermont to go volunteer at. Some of the service sites include, the food pantry, local neighborhood help, church's, salvation army etc. While many students on campus volunteered for those sites a couple of us got the opportunity to be invited to the Massachusetts National Cemetery. At this ceremony there was roughly around a thousand people gathered around to honor our fellow soldiers and placing over 70,000 flags over their graves. It was such a heart warming feeling walking around and reading tombstones that shared a piece of information that represented them along with every war they fought in and it just shows how truly dedicated these individuals were to our country. It was a... Continue reading
Posted May 17, 2018 at In Their Words
Good Afternoon Everyone, This month has been so hectic with academics, corps, and my play along with a million other things. As the semester is coming to an end it's crucial we stay on top of our academics. College classes are very different from high school classes because the majority of the time I have exams on Mondays in which all professors decide to have it on that day. Being in the Corps is very challenging because as rook we must have all knowledge down that's required by your cadre. Most nights I spend our designated studying time strictly on academics and then after lights out at 2200 i'll spend up to an hour and a half studying Corps knowledge. I had even a tougher past month because of rehearsal for Pegasus our school play which was very successful. Finding a balance is crucial. Another exciting this was having hosting... Continue reading
Posted May 17, 2018 at In Their Words
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Good Morning All, My time here at Norwich is flying by faster than I can comprehend. While everyone made their planning arrangements to go home and spend time with family and friends I didn't get that as an option. Coming here from almost across the country can be very expensive and I wasn't able to afford to fly back so lucky for me the Center for Civic Engagement office offer an alternative break for those who aren't able to go home. This trip consisted of 11 individuals working at 10 different volunteer sites for a full week. I wasn't sad I wasn't going home because during this trip we were promised that we would make a huge impact for the citizens of Vermont and we were also able to go sight seeing around the state of Vermont which is pretty amazing because as a freshmen you can't really do that.... Continue reading
Posted May 17, 2018 at In Their Words
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Hello Everyone, Long time no blogging, I apologize for being away for so long but college can be a constant roller coaster with no stops. From the last time I blogged so much has happened within the corps, a college student and an active volunteer member for the center for civic engagement. 1. We got recognized!!!!! The biggest accomplishment aka freedom we received within the corps. Rookdom was a long, challenging process and was definently worth all the yells and discipline. 2. I manage to had a great gpa and not be so stressed with classes. (Despite the 3am paper writing essays.) Procrastination is a norm and everyone does it however, I soon realized I can't always do it. It's very easy to get distracted and ignore homework or just sleep when homework isn't done. It's all about policing your own and making sure you have your stuff squared away... Continue reading
Posted May 17, 2018 at In Their Words