Officer in a group at the U.S. Naval War College.

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 NWC Writing Center, located in Hewitt Learning Commons, offers one-on-one and group writing instruction for U.S. and international graduate students at every stage of the writing process and provides writing-related curricular and instructional support for the broader NWC teaching and learning community.

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News, Media, & Events

2024 CIWAG Maritime Symposium: Exploring Our Maritime Strategies - II

Jun. 24-25, 2024
7:30 a.m.
Wyndham Hotel, 240 Aquidneck Ave, Middletown, RI 02842

U.S. Naval War College Closed for the Independence Day Holiday

Jul. 04, 2024
U.S. Naval War College, 686 Cushing Rd, Newport, RI 02841