NORTHFIELD, Vt. – The town of Northfield and the campus of Norwich University welcome over 500 students usually only seen on a computer screen for a week of celebration and recognition of their academic achievements. 

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Gathering from across the country and around the globe, over 300 students representing 13 online graduate programs will participate in a week of capstone and culminating academic work, conferences and commencement and Academic Recognition Ceremonies at Norwich University’s College of Graduate and Continuing Studies (CGCS) annual weeklong Residency Conference June 20-24.

For the first time since 2019, the annual Residency Conference will be held in person at the Norwich University campus in the Green Mountains of Northfield, Vermont.

In addition, 202 online bachelor’s degree students representing six bachelor’s degree completion programs are expected to earn their degrees in 2022. 

The class of 2022 graduates includes active duty and veteran military personnel, health care professionals, law enforcement officers, special agents, entrepreneurs, and educators.  

Thirty-four-year Army veteran Major General Bryan Watson (USA, Retired, USMA 1982) will deliver this year’s Residency keynote presentation at 7 p.m. ET on June 22 in Mack Hall Auditorium as part of the Norwich University Todd Lecture Series. 

Capping off the residency week, students will participate in a commencement ceremony at 10 a.m. ET on Friday, June 24, in Shapiro Field House. CGCS is honored to welcome Dr. Karen Gaines as the 2022 Commencement speaker.

Gaines was welcomed to Norwich University as provost and dean of the faculty beginning at the end of the spring 2022 semester. Alumni, friends, and family who are unable to attend Commencement on campus may view the 2022 ceremony at the residency website.