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Norwich’s online programs celebrate 346 graduates at 2022 Residency Conference

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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 degree in 2022. Although it is not mandatory, online bachelor's degree completion students are invited to attend the Residency Conference.

Students from across the country and around the globe will join the over 200-year Norwich legacy of leadership, service, and innovative learning. The class of 2022 graduates include active duty and veteran military personnel, health care professionals, law enforcement officers, special agents, entrepreneurs and educators.

2022 residency by the numbers:

  • 346 master's students will represent all 50 states, Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico and three international countries: Canada, Norway, and Denmark.
  • 46% of the graduating class has served or is currently serving in the military.
  • 13% of students have more than one degree from Norwich University.

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. Watson's past command assignments ranged from platoon level to brigade commander in the 16th Engineer Battalion, 70th Engineer Battalion, 588th Engineer Battalion, and 1st ID Engineer Brigade. This lecture is free and open to the public. For more information on the keynote speaker and to livestream the presentation, visit

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.

Exercises in forensics and cybersecurity will allow students in criminal justice and cybersecurity to test their knowledge by solving a mock crime with both physical and digital evidence.

To put their skills learned to test, Norwich master's students in civil engineering, history and military history, nursing, and public administration will present research and capstone projects that culminate their academic experiences at Norwich. Students in diplomacy and international relations will participate in comprehensive case studies relevant to their fields.

For more information on Norwich's online programs, please visit