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Graduation and Commencement 2023

Photo from Norwich Commencement 2018

Graduation Checklist:
For information about Commencement, please visit Commencement and Commissioning | Norwich University 

1. Financial Aid Office: Student Loan Exit Counseling is required for any student who has borrowed Federal Education Loans during their enrollment. Please complete Exit Counseling using the following steps:
 · Click here to log in using your FSA ID (if you have issues with your FSA ID, contact: 1-800-433-3243)
· Go to Loan Repayment
· Select Prepare and Apply, then select Loan Exit Counseling
· Notification of completion will be sent to the Office of Financial Aid

2. Registrar’s Office: The timeline for processing degrees can be located on our website or the Registrar's SharePoint site (required NU login). Click here to request final transcripts as a proactive measure. You must mark hold for degree, otherwise, the transcript will be immediately released without degree statements. If you did not complete your Graduation Application to Graduate for April or August by the October deadline, click here and complete the application before February 1. Available guest seating is limited. Watch the commencement website for the most up-to-date information. To make changes or adjust your graduation date, click here. Please note: accessing the SharePoint links will require access to the Norwich Network.

3. Bursar’s Office: Reminder of the Transcript and the Financial Hold policy: There is an automatic hold on transcripts and diplomas for any student account not paid in full. Please check your NU Pay account to confirm your balance is zero or to make final payment. If you have questions, please contact the Bursar’s Office at 802-485-2055 or email for assistance.

4. Commandant’s Office: Graduating cadets must demonstrate their eligibility to receive the MCV diploma. If you’ve not done so already, complete the online MCV application form using this link.

5. Jostens: To order graduation materials such as invitations, yearbooks, class rings, and other materials, click here

6. NU Bookstore: Commencement Regalia will be available for purchase at the NU Bookstore starting the week of March 20th. Below is the general cap and gown sizing. Please contact Ashmara at no later than March 24 if you find that your size is not available at the store. Additionally, please reach out to her by March 15th if your sizing falls outside of standard height and weight measurements to confirm availability. Gown and cap sizing guidelines:

Gown Sizing Guidelines

Cap Sizing Guidelines

7. Senior Photo: View your senior photo here.

8. War Whoop: The 2022/2023 War Whoop is on Sale Now Get the 2022/2023 War Whoop on sale at the lowest price of the year - $110! ORDER TODAY

9. Career and Internship Center: Complete the 2023 Graduation Survey by April 20th and be entered to win one of 25+ prizes! Prizes include:
· Amazon gift cards
· NU branded diploma frame ($200 value)
· Business attire ($150 value)
· NU branded padfolios
· Personalized business cards
· NU alumni license plate frames
· NU branded Darn Tough socks

10. College of Graduate and Continuing Studies: Continue your education! Receive information about NU’s 100% online master’s programs with exclusive benefits and scholarships for Norwich alumni.

11. Class Giving Office: Contribute to your Senior Class Gift.

12. NU Alumni Association: Stay in touch with us after you graduate! Attend NU Club events where you live. Return for Homecoming 2023 and hand out the Old Guard Medallions to the Class of 1973. Order custom diploma frames and NU flags

Staff ContactSarah Thornton
Sarah Thornton
Asst. Dir. Alumni & Fam. Eng.
Email Sarah | 802.485.2306