U.S. Naval War College (NWC) on Coasters Harbor Island, Newport, Rhode Island. Established in 1884, the NWC is the oldest institution of its kind in the world.
U.S. Naval War College (NWC) on Coasters Harbor Island, Newport, Rhode Island. Established in 1884, the NWC is the oldest institution of its kind in the world. More than 50,000 students have graduated since its first class of 9 students in 1885 and about 300 of today’s active-duty admirals and generals and senior executive service leaders are alumni. (U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist James E. Foehl/Released)

Academic Resources

The U.S. Naval War College (NWC) is here to support you during your educational experience, from one-on-one academic assistance to providing you with comfortable and connected places to learn and study.

Supporting your Learning and Development

As a Naval War College resident student, you can expect a demanding academic environment. It’s not uncommon to put in more than 50 hours of reading, writing, and studying per week. To help you succeed, the College offers a variety of support services and resources, many of which are housed in the Hewitt Learning Commons.

NWC’s Hewitt Learning Commons opened in late 2016 as part of the library’s expansion and integration with other academic and technology offices. Together with the library, this learning space covers three floors and 86,000-square-feet. The Learning Commons features private and group study areas, conference rooms, classrooms, an innovation lab, computer workstations, charging stations, lockers, and more—as well as a bookstore and cafe.

Explore Learning Common Resources

Henry E. Eccles Library

The Henry E. Eccles Library, newly refurbished and expanded in 2016, is central to NWC’s educational and research programs. The library’s academic collection features more than 250,000 physical volumes—mostly focused on naval and military science, management, economics, international relations, oceanography, and political science.

In addition to supporting our on-campus students, faculty, and staff, the librarians are also equipped and ready to work with distance education students.

Visiting the Library

Writing Center

The Writing Center at Naval War College, located in the Hewitt Learning Commons, offers one-on-one writing instruction for students at any stage in the writing process, from developing an outline to polishing a final draft. Writing experts provide assistance to students whose native language is not English. The Writing Center also hosts writing workshops and provides support to faculty members.

Additional Information

Resident Students

Each year, more than 600 outstanding intermediate- and senior-level officers and civilian leaders participate in the 10-month resident program at NWC.

About Campus Life

International Students

Our international resident programs include cultural and field study opportunities to further enrich our students’ experiences both at NWC and in the United States.

Supporting our students

Our Mission

The main mission of the college is to educate and develop future leaders through the development of strategic perspective, critical thinking, and cultural awareness.

Defining our goal

News, Media, & Events

U.S. Naval War College Graduation: November 2019

Nov. 13, 2019
11:00 a.m.
U.S. Naval War College, 686 Cushing Road, Newport, RI 02841

NBNE Marching Band at Newport Columbus Day Parade

Oct. 14, 2019
12:00 p.m.
120 Broadway, Newport, RI 02840