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Norwich University Homecoming * 2023 *



Homecoming registration closes at the end of the day, Friday, Sept. 15, 2023.

If your plans change and you are unable to attend, please email us at
Also, Homecoming reservations canceled
after Friday, Sept. 15, 2023 cannot be refunded.

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July 10-11 2023 flood damage - Montpelier VT, (top) and Northfield, VT (bottom)While Northfield was largely spared, much of Vermont was devastated by extreme flooding in early July. More than 800 businesses, 4,000 homes and scores of farms, roads and bridges were damaged or lost. Montpelier and Barre sustained significant damage that will take months to rebuild. Damage from the flooding has necessitated some changes to Old Guard and other events.


Friday, September 22  

•  Old Guard Welcome Dinner: Plumley Armory.
   Cocktails: 5:30 p.m., Dinner: 6:30 p.m.

•  Scrum Alums Dinner: Doyle Hall.
•  Class of 1963 Welcome Dinner: Essex Resort & Spa, Essex Junction.
   Cocktails: 6:15 p.m., Dinner: 7:00 p.m. 

Saturday, September 23

•  Men’s Rugby vs. Coast Guard: Pitch next to Softball Field at 3:30 p.m.
•  Old Guard, Class of 1958 and Class of 1968: Plumley Armory. Cocktails: 5:00 p.m., Dinner 6:00 p.m.

•  Class of 1963 Dinner: Essex Resort & Spa, Essex Junction. Cocktails: 6:00 p.m., Dinner 7:00 p.m

See the most up-to-date schedule information.


Capitol Plaza in Montpelier will not be open in September while undergoing repairs. The hotel will be contacting guests directly to refund all reservations.

We have negotiated special rates for Homecoming Weekend at the hotels below. Be sure to ask for the NU Homecoming rate.

In Montpelier (I-89, Exit 7):
        •  Comfort Inn & Suites, 213 Paine Turnpike N, Berlin, VT (802) 613-1120 

In Waterbury (I-89, Exit 10):
•  Best Western Plus, 45 Blush Hill, Waterbury, VT (802) 244-7822
        •  Fairfield Inn & Suites, 1017 Waterbury Stowe Road, Waterbury, VT (802) 241-1600

In Essex Junction  (Class of 1963):
        •  Essex Resort & Spa, 70 Essex Way, Essex Junction, VT  (802) 878-1100

In Lebanon, NH (I-89, Exit 18):
•  Courtyard Hanover Lebanon, 10 Morgan Drive, Lebanon, NH (603) 643-5600

Additional lodging options may be found here.

Are there any other major changes for Homecoming 2023?
Like last year, Homecoming Headquarters will be in Milano Ballroom, not Plumley Armory.  Be sure to make Milano your first stop when you arrive on campus!

Friday night’s All-Class Party has been moved from Sugarbush Resort to Lawson’s Finest Liquids in Waitsfield.  Saturday’s All-Class After Party will take place in Rumble’s Bistro at Sugarbush beginning at 9 p.m.

Sugarbush Resort has gone cashless!  Sugarbush no longer takes cash for food, beverages or other purchases.  Debit, credit or mobile apps are the only forms of payment accepted. There are no ATM machines at the resort.

All-Class BBQ Buffet social lunch: You spoke and we listened! The #1 thing alumni want at homecoming is more social time. With that in mind, we are replacing Saturday’s Partridge Society Lunch Program with an all-class lunch social. It’s a BBQ buffet without a program, just an hour or two of social time with friends and classmates over lunch.

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the Norwich Junior Ring tradition, so we have several events to mark this milestone. See the complete schedule for a full listing of events. 

Where can campus visitors park this year?
Friday - Saturday: Old Guard, Class of 1973, and all general parking is available behind Shapiro Fieldhouse. Golf cart service is available for those with disabilities. Handicapped parking is available behind Plumley Armory and in Lot F on Central Street. Tailgate parking is available on Saturday on a first-come basis in the Kreitzberg Arena lot facing the arena’s south entrance. (Map below links to PDF.)
Norwich University - campus map with Homecoming event and parking areas noted

Will any of the homecoming programming be available virtually this year?
Yes! Several traditional homecoming events will be available for you to enjoy without leaving the comfort of your living room! See the virtual event schedule.

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

Save the Dates!

Homecoming 2024—
September 19 – 22, 2024

Homecoming 2025—
September 18 – 21, 2025


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