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Northern Virginia Community College will close on Inauguration Day

January 12, 2009

Northern Virginia Community College will be closed on Inauguration Day and all classes are cancelled, a change from the published spring semester schedule. The college is substituting holiday annual leave hours granted to it by state government to make the cancellation possible.

“Emergency planners are forecasting extreme traffic congestion for the inauguration,” NOVA President Robert G. Templin Jr. said. “Given that we are a commuter college, it may be difficult for students and staff to get to and from classes that day. Out of consideration for the safety of our students, employees and event attendees, we have decided to close the college on Jan. 20.”

NOVA will also be closed on Jan. 19 in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, a previously scheduled holiday.

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Northern Virginia Community College is the largest institution of higher education in the Commonwealth of Virginia and one of America’s largest community colleges. NOVA enrolls more than 60,000 students at its six campuses in Alexandria, Annandale, Loudoun, Manassas, Springfield and Woodbridge, and through the Extended Learning Institute. For more information about NOVA and its programs or services, call 703-323-3000 or visit the College’s Web site,