Check-In and Orientation


Each semester the International Center is required to verify your continued enrollment at Norwich University for the Student and Exchange Visitor Program. We hold specific days where students can drop in to meet with the International Student Coordinator to do this. For new students, this will be during New International Student Orientation. For returning international students, this will be the two days after the add/drop period ends.

New International Student Orientation

A few days prior to orientation for all new students, the International Center has international students come to the U.S. to attend New International Student Orientation. Here we will review topics specific to international students like maintaining your visa status, American academic expectations, and fun events to get to know other international students. Because of the additional training students who have chosen the Corps lifestyle have, the International Center’s New International Student Orientation is held first with Corps students before Rook Week (see below), and then with students who have chosen to pursue a traditional college lifestyle.

New Student Orientation & Rook Week

All new students, International and American, must go through new student orientation. Norwich has separate orientations dependent on the lifestyle you have chosen; Corps or a traditional college experience (also known on campus a ‘Civilian’). At both orientations you will have time to meet with staff and faculty, be tested for class placement, and choose your academic schedule. You can find more information about Orientation on the Student Affairs Website.

If you have chosen a Corps lifestyle, you first begin as a Rook before becoming a Cadet. Rook Week is an orientation, both to Norwich University and the Corps lifestyle. Be prepared to be challenged – both mentally and physically, while making life-long friendships with your Rook Brother and Sisters! For more information about Rook Orientation, visit the Rook Training Site.

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