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Norwich Families

     Norwich University Families Logo Welcome Norwich University Families!

By being a parent, guardian, grandparent, spouse of a Norwich student and/or alumnus, you are now a part of Norwich's extended family, which includes 40,000+ Norwich students, alumni, and family members around the world!

Scenes from 2022 Family Weekend, Sept. 29 - Oct. 2

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Whether you're a current family or new to Norwich we have many resources to help you and your student navigate your Norwich journey. 

Check out the links below or right which include:

Preparing for Arrival
All you need to know to prepare your student and your family to arrive on The Hill in late summer. 

 •    Our seasoned Norwich Familes and staff are ready to welcome new families on your arrival days. Check out the NU Families Arrival Receptions we have planned.

 •     Mentor Families — Contact seasoned families whose student is, or was, a student at Norwich. They have been where you are and understand the questions or concerns you may have.

Student Sendoffs and Family Weekend
Key events will also be showcased on this page and these are events not to be missed. If you're new to Norwich, attend a summer sendoff and meet other local families near your hometown. Family Weekend is your chance to experience life  "on the hill" during the Fall.  These and other events are great opportunities for you to hear about and celebrate all things Norwich.

** SAVE THE DATE for 2023 FAMILY WEEKEND: OCTOBER 5 - 8, 2023 **

Where to Stay When Visiting
Our area accommodations page lists everything from hotels to campgrounds for you to choose from when visiting Norwich.

•     What to Do in Vermont? — You won't spend all your time in Vermont on campus, and there are many places and things to explore in the green mountain state.

Who to Contact
Have questions about housing, financial aid and more? Visit our University Contacts page for a list of University departments.

...And there's much more! See other helpful resources using the buttons below or right.

We also encourage you to become involved and to let us know of your interests or concerns so that we may assist you and your student to make the Norwich educational and learning experience the best that it can be!  Complete this form if you would like to volunteer your time and talents to other members of the Norwich family. And Sign up to receive regular email/ newsletter communications from our office.

You can also reach out to the Family Engagement Office directly with any questions you may have at or 802.485.2100.

Norwich Families Chair
Nick DeSilvio - NUPFA ChairNick DeSilvio
P'18, P'19, P'20, P'21, P'23
Email Nick

Staff Liaison
Sara GarlandSara Garland
Alumni & Family Engagement
Email Sara

NUPFA Volunteers

The NU Alumni & Family Engagement Office provides staff support for all parent and family volunteers.
Let us hear from you by contacting our office,
802.485.2100, or email

Norwich Together, Norwich Forever!