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New Student Orientation

Welcome to NOVA! Every important journey involves careful preparation. We offer new students an introduction to our programs and services through our orientation programs.


New2NOVA is an online, interactive orientation program available to all incoming students. The program will teach you everything you need to know to get started at 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

Virtual Student Supports

Do you need assistance with getting started at NOVA? NOVA’s Virtual Student Supports are available to assist you! Virtual Student Supports help students with academic advising and enrollment as well as how to address registration holds and accessing NOVA resources. Please note: A NOVA student ID (or EMPLID) number is required for most services.

Virtual Student Supports

Pathway to the Baccalaureate Students

Pathway to the Baccalaureate students must attend orientation provided by Pathway to the Baccalaureate staff. Please click here to register for Pathway to the Baccalaureate New Student Orientation.

Adult Learners

In addition to New2NOVA, we offer adult learners their own unique on-campus orientation experience as well as an online, virtual registration session. These sessions are for adult students who are:

  • first-time to college students 25 years of age or older;
  • transferring into NOVA from another college/university (all ages), or
  • returning to NOVA after a leave of absence (all ages)

You are invited to attend an on-campus New Student Orientation for Adult Learners designed to help you have a successful transition and integration into college. Please click here to register.

The Virtual Registration Lab for Adult Learners is available to provide you with information and assistance with enrolling in classes. In order to fully participate in a Virtual Registration Lab and register for courses, you must have cleared any/all enrollment holds and completed your placement testing prior to logging in for your lab session. Please click here to register.

Accommodation Statement

NOVA 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.