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Pathway Orientation

Welcome new NOVA Pathway students! We hope you are excited to begin your journey. We are excited to help you along the way!

Pathway Virtual Orientation


Now that you have registered for your first semester of classes, the next step is for you to participate in Pathway's Virtual Summer Campus Orientation Retention Experience (CORE). Due to COVID-19 social distancing guidelines, orientation (CORE) will be a completely virtual experience through Canvas.

CORE has two parts. Complete both online for your orientation.

Part 1

Part 1: The Pathway Experience & Resource Panel

These canvas modules will familiarize you with the college, Pathway Program expectations, and resources to support your success in college.

  • Complete at your own pace.
  • Go to your MyNOVA > Canvas > The Pathway Experience > CORE Module > Module 1.1 and 1.2
  • Once this is completed, you will be prompted to register for Part 2.
Part 2

Part 2: Navigation to Success

After completing Part 1, you will be prompted to register for Part 2.

  • Attend one live Zoom session from one of the sessions below:

    Date Time
    Tues., 5/26 1:00-2:00 p.m.
    Thur., 5/28 9:30-10:30 a.m.
    Mon., 6/1 1:00-2:00 p.m.
    Wed., 6/3 9:30-10:30 a.m.
    Mon., 6/8 1:00-2:00 p.m.
    Wed., 6/10 9:30-10:30 a.m.
  • Optional advising sessions with a Pathway Advisor will be held for only one hour after each Navigation to Success session for only session attendees.
  • Please note that space is limited and registration is on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Optional Opportunities

Student Panel Webinar

  • First Zoom session will be held in June.
  • Time and date will be announced in Module 1.6 of the CORE canvas course.

Parent Session Webinar

  • English language session, Thurs., 6/4 from 5:30-6:30 p.m.
  • Spanish language session, Wed., 5/27 from 2:00–3:00 p.m.
  • Click Here to participate on the date and time that works best for you.


For more information about Pathway Orientation call 703.323.3359 or email your high school Pathway counselor.

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 may be made by emailing interpreters@nvcc.edu at least four weeks prior to attending a scheduled event.