How $100 Million Will Secure the Future of Norwich University

 
We continually hear from alumni that they treasure their Norwich experience and want to see it passed down to future generations. It is thanks to their ongoing support—and yours—that Norwich is in its strongest position ever. But there is still much more we want to achieve, and we invite you to be a part of our future success.

As we approach our bicentennial, our goal is to raise $100 million to make Norwich’s next 200 years even greater than the last—with cutting-edge majors, world-class facilities and greater opportunities for all through scholarships and affordable tuition.

The Forging the Future campaign is committed to creating the best possible learning environment to fulfill our mission to train and educate today’s students to be tomorrow’s leaders.

Whether you give $20 million or $20, every gift counts: Alumni engagement is a key metric used in national college rankings. So however you can help, by raising a building or a supplying textbook, know that your gift makes an immediate and lasting impact.


Campaign Priorities

  • Focus on Academics & Technology

    New Academic Building $24 M
    Webb Hall Renovations $13.5 M
    Dewey Hall $6.5 M
    Ainsworth Hall $4.5 M
    Academic Enhancements $1.5 M
    Center for Civic Engagement $.5 M
    Technology $4 M
    Investment in Building Technology $3.5 M
    TOTAL $58 M
  • Focus on Campus

    Kreitzberg Library $6 M
    Bicentennial Stairs $1 M
    Upper Parade Ground $1 M
    TOTAL $8.5 M
  • Focus on the Future

    The Norwich Fund $21 M
    1819 Circle Gifts $7 M
    Scholarships $6 M
    TOTAL $34 M

TOTAL CAMPAIGN COST: $100M

Campaign Details

Focus on Academics & Technology

New Academic Building $24 M
Webb Hall Renovations $13 M
Dewey Hall Renovations $6.5 M
Ainsworth Hall Renovations $4.5 M
Academic Enhancements $1.5 M
Center for Civic Engagement $.5 M
Technology $4 M
Investment in Building Technology $3.5 M
TOTAL $58 M

Focus on Campus

Kreitzberg Library Renovations $6 M
Bicentennial Stairs $1 M
Upper Parade Ground $1 M
TOTAL $8 M

Focus on the Future

Scholarships $6 M
1819 Circle Gifts $7 M
The Norwich Fund $21 M
TOTAL $34 M

TOTAL CAMPAIGN COST: $100M



Proposed circulation desk of the Kreitzberg Library

Kreitzberg Library

In the 25 years since Kreitzberg Library was designed, technology has transformed the way we access, share and disseminate information. Flashback even ten years ago and you’d still find card catalogs; reams of printed government documents; a Google search engine that processed 200 million daily searches, not 8 billion; and no Facebook, YouTube or iPhone.

Proposed renovations will transform Kreitzberg from a “cathedral to the book,” the library of yesterday, to a “cathedral to learning,” the library of tomorrow, with new workstations, classrooms, group study and collaboration areas and multiple technology upgrades, including a ten-fold increase in data speeds and capacity, an IT helpdesk, 3D printing stations and a digital media commons.

Location of the new bicentennial stairs.

Bicentennial Stairs

This grand staircase will be a lasting memorial marking the
200-year milestone in Norwich’s history. It will link the Upper Parade Ground with Krietzberg Library and the Sullivan Museum and History Center, newly honored as a Smithsonian Affiliate. 

Upper Parade Ground in the fall.

Upper Parade Ground Landscaping

The Upper Parade Ground will be readied for our third century with upgraded walkways and green spaces that enhance and strengthen pedestrian connections to the campus and provide space for contemplation and study. 

A view of the proposed Ainsworth renovations.

Webb, Dewey & Ainsworth Renovations

This project will be the capstone of the Forging the Future campaign, transforming this critical academic hub into a modern and flexible learning environment. A range of classroom and gathering spaces will support the teaching of diverse disciplines and interactive learning today and in the future. Take a virtual tour.



Gen Sullivan

“All of us must remember everything at Norwich is designed to serve one purpose—the development of young men and women as citizen soldiers of character, capable of leading this Republic deep into this century. If we focus on the end state—people—we can get deep into their soul and then everything else takes on meaning. Sure details are important. But what is more important is how passionate we are feeling about Norwich and each other.”

— General Gordon R. Sullivan’59, USA Retired

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