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Fall 2020 and COVID-19 Updates

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NOVA's COVID-19 web pages are continuously updated.  View all announcements here.

Message from the President's Office - NOVA Spring 2021 Plans

We miss you in our classrooms, in our offices, and in our hallways. Your presence adds a special vitality to NOVA and our campuses. Yet, this is an academic year unlike any other, and the challenges posed by the pandemic that led us to start this year remotely have not appreciably changed. As much as we would love to return fully to campus life, your health and safety comes first. So, today, I write to share that NOVA will remain largely remote for Spring 2021 classes.

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NOVA's Return to Campus Plan - Fall 2020

NOVA is preparing to return to campus when classes begin on August 24, 2020. We remain committed to the health and safety of our students and employees. While much remains uncertain about the future impacts of COVID-19, this plan outlines NOVA’s safety considerations for limited on-site instruction, services and operations during the fall semester. This plan is grounded in a commitment to follow all Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Virginia Department of Health (VDH) guidelines for COVID-19 safety. The College is prepared to follow Virginia’s guidance on both easing and reinstating public health restrictions as the situation changes. This plan has been reviewed by the State Council of Higher Education and has been found to be compliant in containing the required components of the ‘Higher Education Reopening Guidance,’ which was developed in consultation with the Virginia Department of Health.

Return to Campus Plan


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to see the operating hours and locations of on-campus student services for Fall 2020.

Campus Checklist for Select Students Taking In-person Classes this Fall

If you’re new to our college and one of the select students taking classes onsite, download this simple checklist to get your semester started right. If you’re a returning student, we can’t wait to see you again.  More in-depth Fall 2020 updates may be found on our website.

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