Graduation Ceremony

The Norwich Free Academy Class of 2020 participated in the Academy's 162nd Commencement Exercise Thursday, June 11. Yes, there was a twist this year, as the COVID-19 pandemic led to a virtual 'drive-in' style ceremony at Dodd Stadium. Despite this challenging time, the class of nearly 600 was honored with the richness of the Academy's time-honored traditions, including an address from a member of the 50th anniversary Class of 1970, Admiral Robert J. Papp, Jr., U.S. Coast Guard, Retired.