Norwich University

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  1. Cowboys

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    Just got my acceptance letter the other day, I've done some research but have some other questions that maybe the board could answer?

    1)Does Norwich have a strenuous "Rook" (freshman year)?
    a)How long does it last?
    2)What do people do for fun in Vermont :wink: (I'm from Texas)

    3)What are the rules with driving/owning a car?

    Thanks guys! I appreciate your time!!
     
  2. tonk002

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    I dont go to Norwich but am from Northern New England

    Fun here in New Hampshire and in Vermont:
    We ski. Snowboard too if you like it. Lots of outdoor stuff like cycling races. There will be a lot of snow for a good part of the year. Here in NH we got snow two weeks ago. Generally it will go away in May. Norwich is north of where I live. There aren't a lot of malls around here and they are spaced out. But Stowe and Olemo are two ski mountains close by with some wicked sweet snow later in the winter.:shake: If you dont ski, dont worry. Im sure there will be plenty to do. Burlington and Lebenon are two college towns close by with malls and movies.
    PM me if you have any New England questions.
    Congrats on Norwich. Its a great school in a great part of the country.
     
  3. d.mcknight

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    I have two friends that are Rooks at Norwich right now. From what I've heard, it depends. They do put a lot of pressure on you, and it can be difficult for anyone. Some platoons have it easier, some harder. For example, one friend is able to have his cell phone pretty much all the time, and seems to always be on Facebook. The other friend however, only had his cellphone when they had off-campus liberty during parents weekend and mid semester break. And he's been on Facebook maybe half a dozen times since he's been there.

    Either way, it is difficult. The upperclassmen make sure you're always having "fun." And there's a lot of stuff you have to do.

    Don't know 2 or 3, but hope I helped a bit with 1. :rolleyes:
     
  4. goldfarb1

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    I visited Norwich and was also accepted...here's the insight I gained while I was there. But I know there is a Norwich cadet on here, who'll probably be able to give better responses.

    1. I visited Norwich just a few days after they were recognized, and they were all pretty warn down. So before asking anyone about their experience, I imagined it was relatively hard.
    A. It depends each year and when they get recognized.
    2. Ski. If you like to fish, they've got amazing rivers for fly fishing.
    3. Unsure on 3. But you wouldn't have to worry about that until your at least an upperclassman.
     
  5. NorwichDad

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    Hopefully some answers

    No cars until sophomore year.
    Rooks have a very restricted life. My son as a rook used the restricted time to study and workout in the weight room. An average student in High School He made deans list both semesters. The restrictions are worth it if you come out with a great GPA freshman year. Some of your friends at other schools will party and fail out by Christmas. College will be a lot easier from there. The rooks get recognized in the spring usually. I really recommend you get into shape before this spring and maintain it thru the summer. A lot of kids do not do this and struggle with PT. If you are in your best possible shape the upperclassman will recognize your efforts. Start running a couple of miles a few times a week and work on push ups and sit ups. Maintain it. Try a gym memborship for winter. just do it and then things will easy.

    Nonething worthwhile is easy, after you do it you will be proud of yourself.
     
  6. Devil5891

    Devil5891 Norwich Cadet

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    1) Yes it is strenuous, especially since my classmates will be your cadre next year and we will be the first class to have adjusted to the "new" corps. Rook Basic Training lasts until November and full recognition into the Corps will be in March.
    2) You will not have to worry about whats in Vermont until after Rook year, you wont be able to leave campus until March so ski season is over by then, but if you know some upperclassmen, there's movie theaters, bowling, and the ever popular Rustic for those over 21, you will end up being a DD as a sophomore, even without a car (trust me).
    3) No cars unless needed for Military purposes until sophomore year, and if it doesn't have 4 wheel drive don't bother bringing it, it will become useless come December and the snow hits hard.
     
  7. Cowboys

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    When you say "new" corps, whats the difference between the old corps and now?

    Also, thanks to everyone that helped answer my questions!!
    Really appreciate it!
     
  8. Devil5891

    Devil5891 Norwich Cadet

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    My definition of "new" corps and "old" corps was the introduction of the CTC (Cadet Training Company). Before my class, each company had 2 platoons, an upperclassmen and freshman platoon and each company would train their own recruits, when the CTC was introduced company's lost their freshman, it reduced the amount of hazing, but destroyed a lot of traditions. You'll hear about it from seniors next year, the last of the "Old" Corps.
     

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