Accepted to Norwich

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  1. danni

    danni New Member

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    I recently got accepted into Norwich! :) It has been a school I have kept in mind for years actually. I am a Army ROTC scholarship prospective and listed Norwich as my #1 school. I am determined to do ROTC in college, but that's all I know. I will be visiting Norwich soon to make a better decision. I just want insight on how Norwich really is. I'm the type of person that likes the military discipline that is why I applied. The school already told me all the good facts about the school, but can people share their personal experiences? What is it really like as a rook and how is Norwich's Army ROTC unit?
     
  2. Kronk

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    If you want, post a few more times and PM me here.
    I'm currently a Rook at Norwich
     
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    Okay I'll just continue haha...So I want to know if Norwich would be a good school to attend Army ROTC and the Corps of Cadets
     
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    I know it will be challenging the first year but will it get easier? I'll be studying computer security there so I'm also looking forward to the academic aspect.
     
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    I have heard that after the first year, it does get much easier.
    Even now, it has gotten easier.
    The Rooks as a whole are figuring it out more and more, and as we have gone along we have gained certain privileges which make life easier.
     
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    Easier in terms of commitment level unless you want more*
    Academics, and leadership positions you will compete for can make it difficult later on as well, but it will be self-driven.
     
  7. danni

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    I defiantly want to make a commitment, that's why I am fighting to be a Army officer in the first place. What was life like when you first got there, after rook week?
     
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    It was kind of a relief in a way, you had some rolling motivation after the Dog River Run that ended Rook Week.
    Then you started academics, and now you had to find a way to fulfill academic obligation as well as being a Rook.
    There isnt a down second, you can be (and should be) filling nearly every moment from 0530-2200 (lights out), and quite possibly more like 2300 or 2330 and getting up at 0500 to get to PT or organize/plan.
    Expect extreme structure, your books are aligned a certain way, your shoes, your clothes (and rolled a certain way) clothes are hung in an order ect.
     
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    That's all very helpful information. It will be challenging I'm sure. I hope I'm not bothering you with questions...How's the dorm life at Norwich?...Does JROTC experience help?... and Any tips about more on what I should expect?
     
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    Congratulations on the acceptance. It's nice to have that in the bag so early in the year. However, if you do choose Norwich I predict you won't be so defiant after Rook orientation.
     
  11. Kronk

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    I do hope that is not a stab at me seeing as how you do not know what I am involved in, nor me at any personal level.
    And if it is not, I recommend to clearly highlight the other side of the comparison as to who she wont be so defiant as.
     
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    Chill, Kronk. It wasn't a stab, and it wasn't directed at you. I was referring to Danni's phrase "I defiantly want to make a commitment."
     
  13. Kronk

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    You left the other side of the comparison open, when the only others in the conversation were Danni and me, and seeing as you were addressing her it left only me to be the recipient of the other end. Esp. with you quoting me leading into it as well.
    Please dont tell me to chill when I was correct, nor did I attack you. I asked for clarification.
     
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    In other words, edelehanty was actually poking fun at danni's typo of "defiantly" instead of "definitely".Or at least I think it was a typo:yikes:
     
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    I have been accepted as well (also to the citadel) and I am curious about the stuff the recruiters don't talk about, like the food, the free time, stuff like that.
     
  16. Kronk

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    pm me
     
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    My son is a Rook at Norwich. I don't want to give too much detail as I can't speak for him. But based on many emails and several visits with him in addition to much communication with several other parents of Rooks, my interpretation is that Norwich isn't for everyone. Not even for all of those that are very serious about having a military career. And a lot of your personal experience will depend on your platoon and cadre. I know several Rooks that are very happy with their experience there so far, and several that are very unhappy and will looking to make a change. If you would like to communicate directly with him, please PM me and I will be happy to connect you so that you can get more insights from first hand experience.
     
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    Danni, im currently a Sophmore in the Corps of Cadets so if you have any other questions I can provide insight from a different perspective.
     
  19. Day-Tripper

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    To all Norwich-ites!

    I have a son whose is a high school junior & has expressed interest in Norwich. The price tag, however, is pretty scary. I've heard that this school is particularly generous when it comes to scholarships, especially merit-based as well as need-based. Is this so? It would certainly make it more attractive to a potential ROTC applicant like my DS.

    I've also heard that the "dry campus" thing is very strictly enforced - but others have said this isn't so at all, i.e. prohibition only drives it underground.

    I've also heard that hazing is harsher than at West Point or other military academies - but others have said this is hardly the case and not to worry.

    So I guess I'm looking at as much "real" scoop you can offer to a concerned parent.
     
  20. soccmomer

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    My son is a sophomore at Norwich. He ultimately ended up with a 4 year AROTC scholarship(Norwich also pays room and board for ROTC scholarship winners), but before that offer, he was offered very generous merit aid to Norwich.We never got far enough in the process to hear about the need-based part as he was offered the AROTC. Still a bit of a hefty price tag with the merit money, but doable.
    Dry campus - this is enforced, but I can't talk to how strictly. This I don't think is much different than at any other college campus with underage students. If they think they can get away with it, they will try. When they are caught, there are consequences.
    My son has heard of very little hazing and has not experienced or witnessed any. So I would also say that harsh hazing is not the case.
    adesa1996 and Kronk are current students at Norwich and I know they are usually willing to PM with people with specific questions. Also, feel free to PM me if you have any.
     
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