2019 Norwich Year in Review

by NU Online on 11/14/19 1:02 PM

2019 has marked many milestones for Norwich University, including the celebration of its bicentennial. For Norwich University Online, 2019 was an exciting year that included the launch of the online RN to BSN program, new military and industry partnerships for scholarships and transfer credit opportunities, traveling to conferences and education fairs around the world to meet with current and prospective students, and the culmination of the online programs at the Annual Residency Conference and commencement. 2020 is set to provide new opportunities for Norwich online students with the launch of seven new online programs and the opening of the Norwich Denver office.

2019 Homecoming fireworks outside Jackman Hall

New Partnerships

Making education accessible for our students is very important to Norwich University Online. In 2019, Norwich initiated an effort to build partnerships for student scholarships, and transfer credit opportunities so that students entering into an online program would have the fastest and most affordable academic experience possible.

A highlight of the past year’s activities includes the growth in military partnerships. Military partnerships can help to expedite the credit transfer evaluation process. Servicemembers can use previous training and courses taken toward required credit hours and enter into one of the online bachelor’s degree programs as quickly as possible. Students can transfer up to 90 credits into an online bachelor’s degree program.


New military partnerships include:

  • Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center (DLIFLC)
  • Enlisted Association of the National Guard of the United States (EANGUS)
  • U.S. Navy Diver (EOD/ND)
  • U.S. Navy Senior Enlisted Academy (SEA)

Norwich has also recently partnered with institutions outside of military agreements, which include community colleges, societies, and organizations such as:

  • SecureSet
  • StraighterLine
  • Society of American Military Engineers (SAME)
  • The Institute for Public Procurement (NIGP)
  • UMBC Training Centers
  • Federal Publications Seminars (FPS)
  • American Society of Military Comptrollers (ASMC)

There are also tuition discount opportunities for Norwich partnered organizations. There are many more scholarship and transfer credit possibilities at Norwich, so we encourage you to contact an admissions counselor at 1 (866) 684-7237 or learn@norwich.edu to learn more!


Launch of RN to BSN Program

In April 2019, Norwich kicked off the year by debuting the online RN to BSN program. The online Bachelor of Science in Nursing program, which is taught by subject matter experts in the field who all hold master’s degrees, addresses the specific needs nurses have to enhance their skillset in diagnosing and evaluating nursing interventions, prepare for a master’s degree, or expand into a different healthcare field.

Nurses who would like to earn a master’s degree upon completion of the online RN-BSN program may fast track into the online Master of Science in Nursing program through an expedited application process. Also, in 2020, Norwich is launching seven new online programs, including an online Master of Science in Nursing-Nurse Practitioner program with three certificate paths – adult gerontology, family, and psychiatric mental health – so that nurses have more opportunities to achieve their career goals through Norwich programs.


Norwich Pro Launch

At the beginning of 2019, Norwich's continuing education platform, Norwich Pro, launched. Norwich Pro, which provides certificate programs in an online, flexible learning environment, started with its military history certificate program. In addition to the military history certificate program, Norwich Pro also offers certificate programs in project management, PMP/CAPM exam prep intensive, corporate compliance, supply chain, leadership, strategic communications, public works institute, as well as custom online certificate programs for businesses and organizations.

To learn more about Norwich Pro's certificate offerings and how it can help you stand out in your field, please visit pro.norwich.edu.


Admissions counselor Sarah DeBouter at Fort Bragg Education and Job fair - October 2019


Norwich University Online travels all across the U.S., and even around the world, to share our programs and hear from current students how Norwich’s programs enhanced their careers. In 2019, we attended over 40 conferences, education fairs, and expos to meet current and prospective students face to face. Norwich participated in over ten events alone in Oct. 2019.

Visit the Events Page on the Norwich University Online website to view all of the upcoming events.


The Annual Residency Conference and Commencement Ceremony

Nearly 500 students gathered from all areas of the world at the Norwich’s campus in Northfield, Vermont, to culminate their online bachelor’s and master’s degree programs at the 2019 College of Graduation and Continuing Studies Residency Conference Monday, June 17 to Friday, June 21. Students participated in a number academic sessions, lectures and presentations, and capstone projects, specifically tailored to their interests and to help them grow in their fields.

The week concluded on Friday, June 21, with the 2019 Commencement Ceremony, which was addressed by Brigadier General (Retired) Duke DeLuca. The Class of 2019 graduates included active duty and veteran military personnel, healthcare professionals, law enforcement officers and special agents, entrepreneurs, and educators.


Homecoming: Celebrating 200 Years

2019 may have been one of the most monumental years for Norwich University. Norwich celebrated its 200th year, and the multitude of events and celebrations concluded with Norwich’s Homecoming weekend on September 18-22, 2019. Nearly 6,000 people made their way to Norwich’s campus to mark the historic birthday.

Class of 2019 bronze ring statue

Highlights of Norwich’s 2019 Homecoming include:

  • Nearly 2,000 attended the Celebrate 200: Homecoming Bicentennial Gala, including Vermont Gov. Phil Scott who spoke at the event
  • Over 200 alumni and friends participated in the annual Alumni Dog River Run
  • The Forging the Future campaign surpassed $118,000,000
  • Ceremonies at the Bicentennial Stairs, Harmon Wall and Athletic Hall of Fame
  • Unveiling of the Class Ring Tribute the Class of 2019 donated to campus

Missed out on 2019 Homecoming weekend? Watch some of the highlights below.



Homecoming 2020 will celebrate class years ending in five and zero on October 1-4, 2020.


Norwich Online in Denver

Capping off 2019 and kicking off 2020, Norwich University Online will open an office in Denver. This office will support Norwich’s online bachelor’s degree completion programs, master’s degree programs, and professional and continuing education offerings through Norwich Pro(SM)

The grand opening of the office will include an open house to provide opportunities for people to meet with members of the enrollment management team, such as the Regional Development Manager John O'Rourke and Director of Enrollment Bethany Scalzo, to receive a free credit transfer evaluation and learn about Norwich’s programs, tuition information and scholarship opportunities, including those applicable to military Servicemembers and veterans.

denver office outside


Thank you for a great year, and we look forward to 2020!

Norwich University Online
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