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Following guidance from the Virginia Community College System, all campus offices and student support areas will be fully open and staffed on a daily basis by August 2, 2021. Face to face services as well as virtual services will be available.

We are updating this page regularly as we reopen or change our remote operations.

NOVA continues to update its COVID-19 page with college-wide notices, as well as resources for faculty, staff and students. Information about student assistance and emergency aid can also be found by clicking student emergency aid.

Student Resources

Student Services Campus Locations

Bisdorf (AA) Building, Room 194
5000 Dawes Avenue
Alexandria, VA 22311

Enrollment Services (Admissions holds, registration, and residency/domicile):

Alexandria Counseling Department:

CA Building, Room 114

Howsmon Hall, Room 111

Room 202

In-person services from the Advising, Counseling, Admissions and Financial Aid Offices will be offered out of the HEC Building’s 2nd Floor, August 2nd – August 20th. If you are driving to campus, park in the B-2 Parking Lot for easy access to the HEC building. Staff will be available to provide assistance 8:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Monday – Thursday and 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. on Fridays.

21200 Campus Drive, Sterling, VA 20164

2645 College Dr.
Woodbridge, VA 22191
Seefeldt Bldg. (WS), Room 202

Dean's Welcome

Welcome to NOVA Alexandria!

NOVA is a special place where you can explore and develop your passions. Faculty challenge you to be critical thinkers and actively engage in the learning process. We pride ourselves in making a memorable impact in your academic endeavors and partnering with you to maximize your success. We are excited you chose the Alexandria Campus to share in your educational journey.

It is our goal to foster holistic development as we strive to offer the highest level of professionalism and support. If the Student Success Division can assist you in any way, please do not hesitate to contact us.

I look forward to seeing you on campus as you make your way towards achieving your goals.

Go Nighthawks!

Kathleen Odigé, MA, M.Ed.
Dean of Student Success Division
Alexandria Campus

Welcome to NOVA's Annandale Campus! Helping you to achieve your academic goals is our primary focus. Our comprehensive array of student services and activities reflect the rich diversity of NOVA students and our commitment to student success and excellence. I invite each NOVA student to join the dedicated and talented Student Services staff in a partnership that centers on preparing you for the workforce, further education and training, and reaching your dreams.

We recognize that navigating the college system can sometimes be challenging. Our mission is to ensure that our students never feel lost at NOVA. We provide a number of in-person and online services designed to supplement your academic experience and help you plan for the future. 

The Student Services staff and I are always available. We want to hear from you to know how we can serve you better. Your voice, as a NOVA student, is very important to us. We know that one size does not fit everyone; we want NOVA to be a rewarding educational experience for you.

By attending NOVA, you are investing in your future and the growth of our community and nation. Today is a great day to contact any of the Annandale student services offices to continue the life-long learning process of becoming all you can be!

Dr. Ellen Fancher-Ruiz, Ph.D.
Dean of Student Success
Annandale Campus

Regardless of your academic and/or your career pursuit, I highly encourage you to utilize the vast resources of the campus and college to help you develop your full potential. I also strongly suggest that you involve yourself in experiences that will prepare you to make positive differences in the world's communities. Grasp with fervor as many occasions that are feasible, which can help you build solid character, affirmative ideals and lead you to the attainment of knowledge and truth.

Always be mindful that the Office of the Dean of Student Success exists for the sole benefit of students receiving quality student development programs and services. These service offerings include: admission, registration/records, career planning/employment resources, counseling/advising, financial-aid assistance, instruction for success, special need disability support, student activities and veteran benefits. The entire student development services faculty and staff are ready, willing and able to serve your particular needs and/or concerns. You are cordially invited to fully avail yourself to these services. It is our hope that you will be enlightened and enjoy your experience as a member of the student body.

Thank you for visiting!

Lynn Bowers
Dean of Student Success
Phone: 703.257.6641
Email: MADeanOfStudentSuccess@nvcc.edu 

Dear Students,

Welcome to NOVA! We are very pleased that you selected NOVA’s Springfield location to pursue your studies. The Medical Education Campus (MEC) was built because of a strong commitment to the mission of the College. We strive to ensure that every student succeeds, every program achieves and every community prospers. We are committed to helping students reach their academic and career goals. The academic and student services team works collaboratively to plan and implement robust student life events and co-curricular programs. We offer a variety of services to promote student success including academic advising, counseling, admissions and registration, campus and community outreach, student clubs and events, financial aid, military and veterans services. We are here to help!

Warm regards,

Dr. M. Beatrice McKeithen
Dean of Students

Advising and Counseling

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