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First Year Experience (FYE) & Orientation

Welcome to NOVA! Every important journey involves careful preparation. We offer new students an introduction to our community, programs and services through our orientation and First Year Experience (FYE) programs.

Fall 2021 Applicants

Visit NOVA’s COVID-19 website for the latest updates and announcements related to NOVA’s pandemic response. To access available virtual/remote services, visit NOVA’s Remote Student Support Services website.

New2NOVA - NOVA's New Student Orientation Program

Updated for Summer & Fall 2021!

New2NOVA is NOVA's online, interactive orientation program available to all incoming students. The program provides new students with an introduction to NOVA including information about academic programs, policies, procedures, student services and other valuable resources available to you as a NOVA student.

All students are strongly encouraged to complete New2NOVA prior to enrolling in courses at NOVA.

Sign in to New2NOVA

Interactive Tutorials

How to Use Your myNOVA Account

How to Register for Classes Using myNOVA

First Year Experience

Established in 2021, the new First Year Experience (FYE) at Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) strives to empower students to make the most of their first year as part of the NOVA community. FYE programming provides students with opportunities for exploration and personal development as they acclimate to college life. This is achieved through a coordinated series of opportunities to engage with services & resources, connect with faculty, staff and peers, enhance academic & personal readiness and engage in co-curricular and civic-minded learning opportunities.

Check out the FYE Events Calendar for upcoming programs! Additional programs are coming soon!

FYE Events Calendar

Additional Links

Admissions & Registration
Direct Enrollment & Self-Placement
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion at NOVA
Military & Veterans Services
Parents & Families
Student Life

Accommodation Statement

NOVA makes every effort to accommodate individuals with disabilities. If you have accommodation needs, please contact accommodations@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.