Orientation is six academic days in duration. It provides an overview of the mission, functions, objectives, and procedures of the International Programs Department and Naval War College. Administrative details are addressed and introductions to academics, the Newport naval complex, supporting services, and the surrounding civilian communities are provided. Special emphasis is placed on everyday family services such as schools, medical, banking, insurance, transportation, and shopping. As with U. S. students, the NWC President and Provost personally participate in this orientation program.
Students are encouraged to bring personal computing devices. Students in the resident course are issued books, readings, and course materials at no cost. Computers with intranet and internet connections are available in several locations throughout the college, including the Naval Staff College (NSC) wardroom. Staff and technical support are provided during working hours. Access to printers, copiers, and paper supplies is provided at convenient locations throughout the campus. Wireless connectivity is available in most locations which students may access using personal devices.
On Campus Resources
We are 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. Available within the academic complex are the Eccles Library, writing center, medical offices, bookstore, barber shop, and breakfast and lunch (both hot and cold fare) at a café located in Hewitt Hall.Download Campus Map
A Naval War College identification badge and common access card give students 24-hour access to the complex and computer resources. Library facilities are also available 24 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.
Henry E. Eccles Library
The Henry E. Eccles Library 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.Explore Library
The Writing Center supports students in all aspects of academic and professional writing development. Regardless of writing ability or experience, the Writing Center's one-on-one tutorials and group workshops provide professional support for all types of writing assigned in and across the college's academic curriculum.Explore Writing Center