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, we offer a variety of support services and resources, many of which are housed in the Hewitt Learning Commons.
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. Online databases and journals, rare items, the Naval Historical Collection, and a classified library round out its offerings.
In addition to supporting our on-campus students, faculty, and staff, our librarians are also equipped and ready to work with our distance education students.
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.
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. Our writing experts also provide assistance to students whose native language is not English. The Writing Center also hosts writing workshops and provides support to faculty members.
The academic catalog, updated and posted online for each academic year, not only contains course and program information, but also important policies. Refer to the academic catalog for any questions you might have about student expectations, degree requirements, academic integrity, and other issues directly related to your coursework.