In the Spring of 1993 the Norwich University Board of Trustees voted to merge Montpelier-based Vermont College (VC) with the Military College of Vermont (MCV) on the Northfield campus. Strategically and financially the move was a no-brainer, but it was not without controversy. For the first time civilian students would live on the “U.P.” (upper parade). It also spelled the end of the MCV designation and separate graduation ceremonies.

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