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.

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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.

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Discover Our Programs

Our academic programs, from year-long resident and distance education programs to short-term leadership courses, support our educational vision and strategic mission.

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Administrative Departments

Our administrative departments support day-to-day operations, from maintaining student records and onboarding new employees to keeping our campus safe and secure.

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Learning Commons

The Learning Commons comprises a variety of services including the library, writing center, bookstore, a hot and cold cafe, information resource department, and more.

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News, Media, & Events

Application Period Opens for Fleet Seminar Program

Apr. 01, 2020
News Publication

U.S. Naval War College Graduation: June 2020

Jun. 24, 2020
10:00 a.m.
U.S. Naval War College, 686 Cushing Road, Newport, RI 02841

POSTPONED: "Issues in National Security Lecture 7: The Arctic Ocean Region and American Power"

Apr. 07, 2020
4:30 p.m.
Pringle Auditorium, U.S. Naval War College, 686 Cushing Road, Newport, RI 02841