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Homecoming 2021: Welcoming You Back to the Hill!


Is Norwich planning to host an in-person Homecoming in 2021?
Yes, plans are underway for an on-campus celebration on September 23-26 and we invite the entire Norwich family home to Northfield. With the increasing number of Americans receiving the Covid-19 vaccine and as travel and gathering restrictions are lifted, we anticipate many alumni and friends will be comfortable traveling and attending group gatherings by this fall.

What will Homecoming 2021 look like? 
Among the many reasons to celebrate will be the chance to honor reunion class years ending in 0 and 5 plus class years ending in 1 and 6. We are planning double the fun to celebrate twice as many classes this year! All the usual traditions and celebrations will include both cycles of classes:

  • The Harmon Memorial Wall ceremony will memorialize both 2020 and 2021 names inscribed on the wall.
  • The Partridge Society luncheon will honor and recognize donors from class years ending in 0 and 5 as well as 1 and 6.
  • NUCC Review with Retreat parade will include the class agents for 1970 and 1971 on the review stand.
  • The Alumni Parade will include the presentation of Old Guard medallions to both the Class of 1970 and 1971.
  • Class checks reflecting each classes’ five-year contributions will be presented during the Alumni Parade.
  • Most of the reunion dinners for classes ending in 0 and 5 will take place on Friday, September 24 and dinners for class years ending in 1 and 6 will be on Saturday, September 25. Additional events will be planned both nights for classes who are not having a dinner or are in a non-reunion year.

A complete schedule will be announced soon.

Will any of the homecoming programming be available virtually this year?
Yes! With the success of last year’s live streamed events (14,100 viewers from 58 countries) many of the traditional activities plus some special virtual events will be available for you to enjoy without leaving the comfort of your living room! A schedule will be posted soon. 

What if I made my lodging reservations last year?
Contact the lodging establishment directly. Our list of area accommodations is available here

When can I register for homecoming?
Online registration for Homecoming 2021 will begin on Thursday, July 1.

How can I make my reunion gift?
Your class and the university will reach out about your reunion gift in the coming months. In the meantime, you can make a gift online at

Questions? Contact your NU staff liaison!

For Class of 1955, 1956, 1960, 1961, 1965, 
1966, 1970, 1971, 1995, 1996:                                        Heather Socha | 802.485.2303

For Class of 1975, 1976, 1980, 1990, 1991:               Reed Curry | 802.485.2766

For Class of 1985, 1986, 2005, 2006, 2015, 2016:  Leah Cifuentes | 802.485.2754

For Class of 1981, 2000, 2001, 2010, 2011:               Billy Whaley | 802.485.2069

For Non-Reunion Classes:           Diane Scolaro | 802.485.2358