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NU Women Kicking Glass

Celebrating 50 Years of Trailblazers!

NU Women Kicking Glass - Celebrating 50 Years of Trailblazers

2024 marks the 50th anniversary of a significant milestone in Norwich’s history: the first women to live on the Northfield campus and the first in the NU Corps of Cadets—a full two years prior to the federal service academies.

In June 1972 Vermont College merged with Norwich University. The following year a group of VC women petitioned President Loring Hart to allow women to live on the Northfield campus and to join the Corps of Cadets. 

In August 1974, 70 women moved into Gerard Hall. Among them were four upper-class women and four freshmen who became the first female members of the NUCC.

Throughout 2024 we will recognize trailblazing women, alumnae accomplishments, and significant NU ‘firsts’.

In other words, NU Women Kicking Glass!

Montage of six historic "women kicking glass" Norwich University photos

Join the celebration!

Tell your story.... and theirs!
We have partnered with PCI to collect and compile stories from Vermont College and Norwich alumnae. Be watching for a  bright yellow postcard, an email or a phone call with information on how you can share your experiences in the NU Women Kicking Glass Oral History project. 

Nominate NU trailblazers!
Do you know an NU student or alumna that deserves to be recognized?  Send her name, class year and what makes her outstanding to

Contribute to the Women Kicking Glass Scholarship.

Help the next generation of deserving young women attend Norwich.

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Show your pride!
Treat yourself and others to custom Women Kicking Glass wines, apparel and gifts to mark 50 years of trailblazing women. A special pop-up store for shirts and travel mugs is only open October 13-30!

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