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Fall 2020 Announcements

June 8, 2020

Message from the President's Office - NOVA Fall 2020 Plans

At NOVA, we know that our campuses are much more than locations: they are learning communities in which our students building sustaining connections and grow as scholars and leaders. All of us are eager to return to the vibrancy and vitality of campus life, but we also know that the health and safety of our students and employees must come first. Much remains uncertain about the impact that COVID-19 will have this fall, so in our plans, NOVA seeks to balance all these considerations and to recognize that conditions will change throughout the semester.

Spring 2020 Announcements

April 3, 2020

Message from the President's Office - Letter Grade Request Form

I hope you are well and safe. Last Friday, you received information from NOVA President Anne Kress about how the Virginia Community College System (VCCS) would address the Spring 2020 grading system in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. 


March 27, 2020

Message from the President's Office

It’s been a little over a week since NOVA went to remote learning. I want to thank you personally for your patience and flexibility during these challenging days. You’re doing amazing work at a difficult time, and we are grateful for your dedication and commitment to your classes.  We know that many of you have begun to look to the end of this unprecedented semester and have started thinking about your grades.  I write to share that yesterday the Virginia Community College System (VCCS) released its formal policy informing how the grading system across all 23 Virginia community colleges would be modified for the spring 2020 semester in light of the difficult issues related to the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.


March 23, 2020

Changes to Spring Semester 2020 Academic Calendar

With the changes to this term, we’ve made some changes to the academic calendar and enrollment cancellation process.  The last date to withdraw without a grade penalty for 16, 14, 12, 10 and second 8 week classes has been shifted to May 10 (for NOVA Online classes that end before this date, the last day to withdraw without a grade penalty will be the day before the end of the session). And there will be no enrollment cancellations.  The Census Dates (the last day to drop with a tuition refund) for all class have not been changed.


March 20, 2020

Dr. Kress’ Office Hours with Students

Dr. Kress, NOVA's President, held open office hours with students via a Zoom conference call on Friday, March 20, 2020 from 1:00pm to 2:30pm. During the call, she answered student questions. View the recorded session by clicking the button below.


March 19, 2020

Remote Instruction Extended Spring 2020

NOVA will move to remote instruction for the remainder of the 2020 spring semester.


March 18, 2020

Spring 2020 Commencement Cancelled

Please read the latest update regarding commencement from Dr. Kress.


March 17, 2020

Message from the President's Office - Manassas Closure

Manassas Campus Closed: NOVA has closed the Manassas Campus until further notice due to an employee testing positive for COVID-19.


March 12, 2020 (Updated March 13, 2020)

Message from the President's Office - Annandale Closure (Updated March 13)

I wanted to provide an update to yesterday’s announcement of a possible COVID-19 exposure on our Annandale campus. The individual has tested negative for the virus, and I know you join me in wishing the individual and their family peace after this period of difficult uncertainty.


March 11, 2020

Northern Virginia Community College Implements Remote Learning Plan

NOVA's Current Operating Status: Out of an abundance of caution and with a goal of supporting CDC guidance regarding social distancing during the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) will shift to remote learning for students. Students should take precautionary measures and not return from spring break. NOVA classes will be cancelled on March 16th and March 17th to allow for the transition. Most classroom instruction will be conducted virtually from Wednesday, March 18th through April 4th.

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