Orientation is eight academic days in duration and is for for both the officers and their spouses. It will cover the mission, functions, objectives, and procedures of the International Programs and the Naval War College. The international officers and spouses are given overviews of American history, government, political system, foreign policy, NWC academics, and the organization of the U.S. Armed Forces. Also included is an introduction to the Newport naval complex and its supporting services and an introduction to the surrounding civilian community. Special emphasis is placed on everyday family services such as schools, banking, insurance, transportation, and shopping. As with U.S. students, the NWC President and the Provost personally participate in this orientation program.
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Each student in the resident course is issued an iPad, books, readings, and course materials at no cost. U.S. students must return the iPads and nearly all of their textbooks. International students are authorized to retain all issued course materials. Computers with intranet and internet connections are available in several locations throughout the college. Students are able to get Common Access Card (CAC) readers issued so they may access the NWC portal from home to complete administrative tasks and academic assignments. Staff and technical support is provided during working hours. Access to printers, copiers, and paper supplies is provided at convenient locations throughout the campus. Wireless connectivity is available at most locations which students may access using iPads and personal laptops.
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Also available within the academic complex are the Eccles Library, medical and dental offices, bookstore, barber shop, mailboxes, coffee and food vending machines, and breakfast and lunch (both hot and cold fare) at the Hewitt Café. A Naval War College identification badge and common access card give students twenty-four hour access to the complex and computer resources. Library facilities are also available twenty-four hours a day; library staff is available between the hours of 0800 and 1630. Additional on campus student services are provided by the Chief of Staff’s organization, including security clearances, automobile registration, photo identification, name tags, and audio-visual aids.