Norwich Questions

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  1. Frankie

    Frankie Member

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    I have a few questions regarding Norwich University.

    1) What do weekends consist of and how many classes does the average cadet have a day? Or at least, if you attend[ed] Norwich, how many do/did you have?

    2) What is an "average schedule" for weekdays? How often is PT? And can you leave the campus to enjoy whatever is around? Is there anything around to enjoy?

    3) For summer training, what year can you attend Airborne School and Air Assault? Can you attend both?

    4) How's life as a Rook? I read somewhere that rooks aren't recognized as cadets until around March. I don't have to wear the rook uniform for all that time do I?

    5) For SMP, is Norwich very supportive and helpful with the whole process of it? Would it not be the end if going to basic/AIT/OSUT during the summer mean being a little late in the begining of the year?

    That it for now. Thank you!
     
  2. NorwichDad

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    Very good questions that I somewhat know the answers. But, DS has been busy so I can't get him to respond. I really suggest calling admissions and ask for the best way to get your answers. Maybe they can connect you with someone there.
     
  3. armydude_5

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    I can answer these as a current senior cadet.

    1) Weekends consist of parades, football games, and march downs to games and other events during the fall. Then there is usually nothing until April and May when there are more parades for things such as promotions, the honor committee, and the university board. The amount of classes depend on your major. An easy major such as a Criminal Justice major has about 15 credits a semester which is basically 5 different classes a week. Each 3 credit class meets for 2.5 hours weekly (usually 50 min classes).

    2) PT for cadets seeking commission is three times a week and it is mandatory. For the non-seeking cadets it is the same unless you get a 300 on the PT test. You can leave campus to enjoy things if you don't miss a morning formation, aren't on campus confinement, and don't have any required training to attend. There are some small places to eat in town but not many. The nearest built up area is Burlington and that has UVM and St. Mikes. It's good for parties and clubs.

    3) You can attend only if you're a contracted Army cadet. And you can only go the summer after freshman or sophomore year if you are selected. It is a very competitive process for only 5-10 slots.

    4) Rookdom is a joy. It's tough but it's worth it if you want to commission. Rooks wear the same uniform as every other cadet. Only the rank is different. Even after rookdom you still have to wear the uniform during the work day and in the chow hall. All cadets are required to be in uniform unless it is after hours.

    5) They are very supportive of people in that situation and there is even a national guard base on campus. Many cadets are in the guard and have monthly training on base and then return back to their barracks.
     
  4. Frankie

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    Thank you for the answers. They're very helpful and reassuring.

    So to go to Burlington, you wouldn't need a "pass" out of campus?
     

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