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Homecoming 2021: Welcoming You Back to the Hill!

FAQs

Is Norwich planning to host an in-person Homecoming in 2021?
Yes! On June 15, Vermont Governor Phil Scott announced the lifting of all state COVID-19 restrictions. With this Norwich is returning to normal pre-COVID operations including welcoming visitors to campus. Everyone is asked to continue to do their part to ensure a safe and healthy homecoming experience. Individuals who are unvaccinated are encouraged to wear a mask.

What will Homecoming Weekend look like? 
Wednesday, September 22—Homecoming 2021 will begin with the Inauguration of Dr. Mark Anarumo as Norwich’s 24th President. Special events honoring this historic occasion are planned throughout the day. See Inauguration Day schedule; registration for Inauguration Day Events opens on Monday, July 12.

Thursday-Sunday, September 23-26—Among the many reasons to attend Homecoming is 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.
  • Class reunion dinners are scheduled as follows:
    • Friday, September 24: Class dinners for 1970, 1995, 1980, 1986, 1990
    • Saturday, September 25: Class dinners for 1961, 1965, 1966, 1971, 1975, 1976, 1985, 1991, 1996, 2000, 2001, 2005, 2006, 2010, 2011, 2015, 2016, 2020, 2021

Will any of the homecoming programming be available virtually this year?
Yes! With the success of last year’s live streamed events (8,000 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! See the virtual event schedule.

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 alumni.norwich.edu/give.

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, 1985, 1986, 1980,
1990, 1991:                                       
Reed Curry | 802.485.2766

For Class of 1981, 2000, 2001, 2005, 2006,
2010, 2011, 2015, 2016:             
Billy Whaley | 802.485.2674

For Class of 1966:                          Laurie LaMothe | 802.485.2028

For Non-Reunion Classes:        Diane Scolaro | 802.485.2358