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NOVACard is the official identification card of Northern Virginia Community College. All NOVA students are encouraged to get a NOVACard in order to access many benefits and services. NOVACards are issued to all registered students at no charge.

Select a service below to learn more.

Facilities Access

Faculty & Staff

Electronic Door Access Control

NOVA has been transitioning to an electronic access controlled environment, which means that access to doors throughout the College will require a valid faculty and staff NOVACard. Door access rights are programmed on valid NOVACard accounts.

Learn More About Door Access


Fitness Center and Gym Locations

Alexandria Campus
Tyler Building, Room 202

Annandale Campus
Richard J. Ernst Community Cultural Center, Room 102

Math Centers

Alexandria Campus
Bisdorf Building, Room 161

Annandale Campus
Godwin Building, Room 405

Loudoun Campus
Reynolds Building, Room 204

Manassas Campus
Howsmon Building, Second Floor

NOVA Shuttle

You can ride the shuttle for FREE by showing your NOVAcard!

Additional Questions

How much does a NOVACard cost?
NOVACard is FREE to all NOVA students, faculty and staff. You will only be charged a fee if you lose your NOVACard or it is stolen.

Does my NOVACard expire?
Your NOVACard expires once you are no longer a registered student at NOVA. If you are not registered your NOVACard will become inactive and will automatically become active once you become a registered student. Faculty and staff NOVACards do not expire as long as you are currently employed at NOVA.

How much does a replacement card cost?
A replacement card costs $10 if you are a student or $15 if you are faculty/staff. Remember, only currently enrolled students and current employees may request a replacement NOVACard.

Where can I download the GET app?
The GET app is available from the Apple App store or the Google Play store.

What do I need to do to get a NOVACard?
After you have registered for your courses, you must then present a valid photo ID (examples: driver's license, government-issued Identification card, passport, military ID, etc.) and proof of registration to be issued an NOVACard.

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