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  • students take notes during orientation
"I wish I had MORE INFORMATION about college BEFORE I started classes!" NOVA Student
"I do not feel CONFIDENT using NOVAConnect. I wish I had some help." NOVA Student
"I need some guidance in UNDERSTANDING what I should take during my first semester at NOVA." NOVA Student

Orientation will give you the ATTENTION that you deserve before you register for classes! What you do prior to attending your first course at NOVA can help you to start strong throughout your college experience.

If you applied to NOVA and have taken your placement exams, sign up for an orientation session where a team of NOVA faculty and staff will:

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Special Notice for Pathway Students:

Pathway students attend orientation, which is provided by Pathway Staff. Please click here to register for Pathway New Student Orientation.

Click on the campus of your choice below to sign up for your orientation session. Space is limited. Completing the Sign Up Form reserves your seat in the session of your choice.

Please Note: You must register at least 48 hours prior to your preferred session time.

Alexandria

Session Date & Times

  1. After you register for your orientation session, be sure to print your confirmation page and bring it with you to the orientation session on your scheduled date.
  2. Please Note: If you are unable to attend your scheduled session, contact the Student Services Center at 703.575.4718 to reschedule. Please call between 11:00 a.m. - 7:30 p.m., Monday – Thursday or on Friday between 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Annandale

Session Date & Times

  1. After you register for your orientation session, be sure to print your confirmation page and bring it with you to the orientation session on your scheduled date.
  2. Please Note: If you are unable to attend your scheduled session, please contact the Counseling Center Front Desk at 703.323.3200 to reschedule.
Loudoun

Session Date & Times

  1. After you register for your orientation session, be sure to print your confirmation page and bring it with you to the orientation session on your scheduled date.
  2. Please Note: If you are unable to attend your scheduled session, please contact the New Student Orientation Campus Coordinator at 703.948.5489 to reschedule.
Manassas

Session Date & Times

  1. After you register for your orientation session, be sure to print your confirmation page and bring it with you to the orientation session on your scheduled date. Parking before 4pm will take place in parking lot B4. There is FREE parking in all B lots after 4pm. Check in for the Student Orientation will take place in Howsmon Hall Room 216.
  2. Please Note: If you are unable to attend your scheduled session, please call 703.530.8287 to reschedule.
Woodbridge

Session Date & Times

  1. After you register for your orientation session, be sure to print your confirmation page and bring it with you to the orientation session on your scheduled date.
  2. Please Note: If you are unable to attend your scheduled session, please contact the Office of New Student Orientation at 703.878.4661 or WONSO@nvcc.edu to reschedule.
ELI

Session Date & Times

  1. If you plan to take your first semester courses online through the Extended Learning Institute (ELI), you can participate in an online Student Orientation. The day of your Student Orientation session, you will receive an email with login information to participate in the virtual orientation. If you prefer to attend in person, you can attend a Student Orientation at any NOVA Campus. If you would like more information about getting started in ELI courses, contact ELILearn@nvcc.edu.
Reston Center

Session Date & Times

  1. After you register for your orientation session, be sure to print your confirmation page and bring it with you to the orientation session on your scheduled date.
  2. Please Note: If you are unable to attend your scheduled session, please contact 703.948.7737 to reschedule.

Accommodation Statement

Northern Virginia Community College makes every effort to accommodate individuals with disabilities. If you have accommodation needs, please contact disabilityservices@nvcc.edu within 14 working days prior to attending a scheduled event. ASL interpreter requests can be arranged by emailing interpreters@nvcc.edu at least four weeks prior to attending a scheduled event.

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