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NOVA-Manassas announces schedule change - Campus closing to accommodate Civil War commemoration

The Manassas Campus of Northern Virginia Community College will be closed from noon on Wednesday, July 20 through Sunday, July 24 to accommodate Civil War anniversary events scheduled near the Campus.

All campus activities and services are cancelled for this period. The closure also applies to NOVA’s Innovation Park Center. Workforce Development programs, services and activities have been rescheduled. Faculty, staff and students will not have access to the Manassas Campus and NOVA parking permits will not be valid during the closure.

Instruction will continue online or through previously arranged alternative assignments, and students may use services at other NOVA campuses during the closure. Many transactions, such as registering for classes, purchasing parking permits and ordering books, can be completed on NOVA’s website.

The campus will reopen at 6 a.m. on Monday, July 25 for regularly scheduled classes, activities and services.

Because the Manassas Campus is adjacent to the Manassas National Battlefield Park, event organizers requested the use of NOVA’s parking lots and grounds to support the large number of visitors expected for the commemoration.

“Although we are reluctant to disrupt our summer session, we recognize the historic nature of this event and want to be good neighbors. We believe the decision to close is in the best interest of our students, employees and the community,” Provost Hortense Hinton said.

For more information about the closure, contact Dustin Sternbeck at dsternbeck@nvcc.edu or 703-323-4246.

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 75,000 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, www.nvcc.edu.

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