The Place for Challenge

Follow your passions, hone your skills, and challenge yourself in the heart of the Green Mountains in the Vermont wilderness.

Here, you will go beyond to engage your body and stretch your mind, leveraging the landscape and Norwich student resources. Whether you are learning, training, or playing, visit the Shaw Outdoor Center for free access to outdoor recreational equipment and trails for hiking, mountain biking, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, trail running, and more.

Shaw Outdoor Center

One More MOUNTAIN of a Reason to Choose Norwich

At Norwich you'll learn to embrace all six-seasons Vermont has to offer with the Shaw Outdoor Center and our one-of-a-kind Paine Mountain, former Ski slope, and current center of amazing! Just steps away from campus, the SOC is deeply engrained in our active student lifestyle. 

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Shaw Outdoor Center Two Guys Mountain Biking


  • Airsoft 
  • Amnesty International 
  • Anime Society 
  • Arnold Air Society 
  • Astronautical Society 
  • Ballroom Dancing 
  • Black Student Union 
  • Campus Activities Board 
  • Cavalry Unit 
  • Chorus 
  • Christian Fellowship 
  • Club and Intramural Sports 
  • Debate Club 
  • Drill Team 
  • Emergency
  • Esports 
  • Equestrian Club 
  • Film Society 
  • Girls Who Code 
  • Golden Anchor Society 
  • Hip-Hop Dance Club 
  • Honor Council 
  • Intercultural Student Organizations 
  • Jui-jitsu Club 
  • Maroon and Gold Key Club 
  • Student Ambassadors 
  • Model UN 
  • Mountain Cold Weather 
  • Navy Special Warfare
  • Paintball 
  • Paranormal Society 
  • Pegasus Players (Theatre) 
  • Pipe and Drum 
  • Pre-Law Society 
  • Ranger Company 
  • Regimental Band 
  • Rock Climbing Club 
  • Rotaract 
  • Scouting Association 
  • Semper Fidelis Society 
  • Semper Paratus Society 
  • Shooting Association 
  • Ski and Snowboard 
  • Student Government 
  • Table Tennis
  • Unify (Special Olympics) 
  • U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary 
  • Violence Intervention Peer Advocates 
  • Youth Mentoring 

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Norwich Student Life

Whether you join the Corps of Cadets or pursue a civilian lifestyle, you'll benefit from Norwich’s strong sense of community. Our campus reflects the world we live in, and is sized so you'll feel at home the moment you arrive.

Norwich University students playing ice hockey on campus rink.

Life In Vermont

From the mountains and trails, to the quaint campus town, you'll find your space.

Life in Vermont
Norwich Pegasus Players taking a bow after their performance.

Engaging Clubs & Events

With our 100+ student clubs and creative Campus Activities team, your downtime will be uptime.

Clubs, Organizations & Events
Norwich Men's Rugby player mid-run as he avoids being tackled by opposing team.

Athletics & Recreation

From sports to fun to fitness, we even have our own Trailforks-rated mountain!

Athletics & Recreation

Student Clubs @ Norwich

With 100+ student clubs, from straight-out fun, to special interest, to military related to academic, you are bound to find your niche, or a bunch of them. And if not, well start your own, the Campus Activity Board is here to actively support your interests.

Norwich student snowboarder mid-air flying over a rail.

Student Affairs Sponsored Clubs/Orgs

The Student Affairs department provides resources and support for 100+ student clubs across Norwich University.

ENGAGE student clubs
Norwich University Regimental Band drummer standing on the UP surrounded by the Corps of Cadets.

Corps Specialty Units and Clubs

The birthplace of ROTC, Norwich battalions and clubs develop invaluable teamwork and leadership skills.

Military Related Units & Clubs
Norwich Civil Engineering majors in a concrete canoe that they built.

Academic Sponsored Clubs

Many of our programs are academic centers of excellence that sponsor innovative clubs and competitive groups.

Academic Clubs & Honor Societies