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Important Dates

2021 - 2022 Academic Year

FALL 2021
Aug. 2 - Fall Tuition Payment Due/ New Student Medical Forms Due
Aug. 6 - Founder’s Day
Aug. 20 - 22 - New Student Orientation
Aug. 21 - Rook & Family Welcome Reception (Pre-arrival)
Aug. 22 - Rook Arrival Day
Aug. 22 -  Rook Family Reception
Aug. 23 - Civilian Student & Family Welcome Reception (Pre-arrival)
Aug. 24 - New Civilian Student Arrival Day
Aug. 24 - Civilian Family Reception
Aug. 28 - Orientation Welcoming Party
Aug. 29 - Dog River Run
Aug. 29 - New Student Oath Ceremony
Aug. 29 - 30 Upper Class Students Return
Aug. 30 - Fall Semester Classes Begin
Aug. 31 - Convocation
Sept. 1 Club & Advisor Workshop
Sept. 6 - Labor Day - No Classes
Sept. 7 - Add/Drop Period Ends
Sept. 9 - Student Engagement Fair
Sept. 11 - NU Remembrance Ceremony
Sept. 19 -  Abare Rook Dining Out
Sept. 22 - Presidential Inauguration of Dr. Mark Anarumo
Sept. 23 - 26 - Homecoming Weekend
Oct. 2 - Full Term Spring and Summer Graduation Application Due
Oct. 4-8 - International Symposium of Military Academies (ISOMA)
Oct. 8-9 - Family Weekend
Oct. 8 - Family Buffet - RSVP Required, Rooks Allowed
Oct. 9 - Legacy Pinning (during half-time of the football game)
Oct. 12 - Corps Class of 2023 Ring Design Premiere
Oct. 12 - Civilian Class of 2023 Ring Design Premiere
Oct. 13 - Technology Career Fair
Oct. 26 - Wellness Fair & Flu Clinic
Oct. 28 - 30 - Legacy March
Oct. 30 - NUCC Regimental Ball
Nov. 1 - Last Day to Withdraw with a Grade of W
Nov. 3 - 4 - Norwich University Military Writers' Symposium
Nov. 6 - Fall Day of Service
Nov. 9 - Veteran’s Day Observance
Nov. 11 - Red Cross Blood & Bone Marrow Drive
Nov. 17 - Thanksgiving Dinner
Nov. 20 - Residence Halls Close at Noon - Last Meal is dinner on Nov. 19
Nov. 20 - 28 - Thanksgiving Break
Nov. 28 - Residence Halls Open at Noon - First Meal is Dinner on Nov. 28
Nov. 29 - Classes Resume
Dec. 7 - December Grads Dinner - For Graduating Seniors Only - RSVP Required
Dec. 13 - Spring Semester Tuition Payment Due

Dec. 14-19 - Final Examinations
Dec. 20 - Residence Halls Close at Noon - Last Meal is Dinner on Dec. 19
Dec. 20- Jan. 9 - Mid-Year Vacation 

SPRING 2022
Jan. 9 - Residence Halls Open at Noon - First Meal is Dinner on Jan. 9
Jan. 10 - Spring Semester Classes Begin
Jan. 17 - Add/Drop Period Ends
Jan. 17 - MLK Day of Activities
Jan. 19 - Class of 2022 100’s Day - For Graduating Seniors Only - RSVP Required
Jan 29 - MLK Day of Service
Feb. 12 - Winter Carnival
Feb. 17 - Red Cross Blood and Bone Marrow Drive
Feb 25 - Architecture & Art Career Fair
Mar. 4 - Residence Halls Close at Noon - Last Meal is Dinner on Mar. 4
Mar. 5-13 - Spring Break – No Classes
Mar. 13 - Residence Halls Open at Noon - First Meal is Dinner on Mar. 13
Mar. 14 - Classes Resume
Mar. 16-17- Senior Grad Finale
Mar. 22 - Last Day to Withdraw with a Grade of W
Mar. 24 - Spring Career Fair
Mar. 25 - Junior Ring Dinners
Apr. 23-30 - Final Examinations
Apr. 28 - Class of 2022 Senior Dinner - For Graduating Seniors Only - RSVP Required
Apr 29 - Baccalaureate Service
Apr. 30 - Commencement Ceremony
May 1 - Commissioning Ceremonies
May 2 - Trash to Treasure Sale
May 2 - Residence Halls Close at Noon
June 20 - 24 - CGCS (College of Graduate & Continuing Studies) Residency Conference
June 24 - CGCS Commencement

Break Information - Dorm/ Dining Hall Closures

Thanksgiving Break
November 20 - 28, 2021
Nov. 20 - Residence Halls close at 12:00PM
Nov. 28 - Residence Halls open at 12:00PM
Nov. 29 - Classes Resume
     *Residence Halls and Dining Hall are closed during break.
     *Students are required to leave campus during break.

Mid-Year / Winter Break
December 20, 2021 - January 9, 2022
Dec. 20 - Residence Halls close at 12:00PM
Jan. 9 - Residence Halls open at 12:00PM
Jan. 10 - Classes Resume
     *Residence Halls and Dining Hall are closed during break.
     *Students are required to leave campus during break.
     *Students must vacate Residence Halls within 24 hours after their last final exam. 

Spring Break 
March 5 - 13, 2022
March 4 - Residence Halls close at 12:00PM
March 13 - Residence Halls open at 12:00PM
March 14 - Classes Resume
     *Residence Halls and Dining Hall are closed during break.
     *Students are required to leave campus during break.

Summer Break/ End of Spring Semester 
April 30 - Commencement
May 1 - Commissioning
May 2 - Residence Halls close at 12:00PM
     *Students must vacate Residence Halls within 24 hours after their last final exam. 

Shuttle Transportation
For breaks where students are required to leave campus, the university offers a shuttle service to and from the Montpelier train station. Click here for more information, and to register. Registration is required; no walk-ins will be allowed.