NOVA Spring Graduation – Here’s All the Details

Do not arrive later than one hour before the start of Commencement. Traffic near Jiffy Lube Live will be congested; please allow extra travel time so you don’t miss this important event. Attendants will guide you to free parking.

Graduate Reporting Areas

All participants are to report to the North Plaza of Jiffy Lube Live wearing the appropriate regalia. Leave your purse and other valuables with family or friends because there is no place for you to secure these items.


Please park in lots around Jiffy Lube Live. You will be directed by police and staff. Handicapped and special assistance parking is available.

Guest Information

Check the website to determine when Jiffy Lube Live will open for guest seating. Tickets are required and are free. The ceremony will last approximately 2½ hours.


Grad Images will take individual pictures as you cross the stage to receive congratulations from President Ralls. You will receive a passport-sized, full-color proof in the mail from the vendor approximately one week after the ceremony. There is no obligation to purchase the photo, and you will have the option of ordering several enlargement packages at reasonable prices. If you have questions concerning the proof from the vendor, call Grad Images at 800.261.2576. Guests will NOT be permitted on the floor near the stage to take pictures during the ceremony.


In case of rain, the Commencement ceremony will still be held as scheduled. Graduates will report to the North Plaza of Jiffy Lube Live. Faculty marshals and volunteers will assist you in locating your seat.

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NOVA Spring Graduation – Cap and Gown Info

Commencement is a traditional ceremony where black caps and gowns with hoods displaying NOVA school colors are the required academic regalia for participating graduates. Caps, gowns and hoods are now available for purchase from campus bookstores. Check your campus bookstore for hours. A cap, gown, tassel and hood set costs $73.98, plus tax. Honors cords are $14.98.

Limited supplies of regalia will be available for purchase beginning at 4:00 p.m. on the day of Commencement at Jiffy Lube Live after entering the main gates.

All graduates must wear a cap and gown to participate in the ceremony.

Leave your purse and other valuables with your family or friends because there is no place to secure these items during the ceremony.

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Graduation Ticket Information Here

Tickets for the graduation are available at all six campuses. Please remember you will receive one for yourself and six for your guests. Also, do not forget to order your cap and gown at any of the campus bookstores.

Alexandria Campus
AA Building, Room 195 (Student Services Conference Room)
Monday – Thursday: 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.; Friday: 11:00 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Contact: Brenda Robinson-Baptist or Hugh Vu

Annandale Campus
CT Building, Room 233
Monday – Friday: 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Contact: Andrew Goldstein

CG Building, Room 202
Monday – Friday: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Contact: Claudia Chirinos

Loudoun Campus
Office of the Provost
LR Building, Room 252
Monday – Friday: 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Contacts: Debbie Melko and Liz Hamrick

Manassas Campus
Office of the Dean
MH Building, Room 313
Monday – Friday: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Contacts: Dr. Mark Kidd or Marrium Saleem

Medical Education Campus
HE Building, Room 203
Monday – Friday: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Contact: Fariba Alizai

HE Building, Room 205
Monday – Friday: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Contacts: Leticia Sura and Patty King

Woodbridge Campus
WC Building, Student Services Center-Information Desk
Monday – Friday: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Contacts: Karen Todd, Erica Burrell and Lando Lowe

  • Tickets are required for everyone attending: the Graduate will receive ONE forhim/herself and SIX for family and friends.
  • If you do not need all of your tickets, please share your extra tickets with fellow graduates who need them.
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Volunteers Needed!

The Pathway Graduation Ceremony will be held at the NOVA Alexandria campus on Monday, May 9th 6:30pm-8:30pm. Volunteers are needed 4:30pm-9pm. If you can volunteer for 1 hour or more, please contact Cassandra Asekhauno at Thank you!

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JOB FAIR: Loudoun Campus

For Students, Alumni, and Community Members:
Tuesday, April 26
1:00 – 4:00 PM
Loudoun Campus, Higher Education Center (HEC)
Job seekers are welcome to come meet with more than 70 local employers hiring for full-time, part-time, seasonal and internship positions. Employment opportunities in childcare, education, local government, IT/computer science, mental health, fitness, healthcare, personal care, hospitality, retail, public safety, sales, and skilled labor will be showcased. Among the featured employers: CarMax, Defense Technology, Fastenal, General Dynamics, Harris Teeter, Home Depot, JK Moving, Loudoun County Government, Top Golf, U.S. Department of State, Virginia State Police, Wegman’s and many, many more!
Dress to impress and bring your resume!
Sponsored by the NVCC Educational Foundation and Loudoun Campus Student Services
For online help with resume writing visit:
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Work-Study Positon Available with Adult Career Pathways!

Work-Study Positon Available with Adult Career Pathways!

Duties will include:

  • Answering phone and email communication from students and partners
  • Tracking RSVPs for ACP events
  • Working events and preparing logistics for those events
  • Entering data into database
  • Contacting students and potential students regarding events
  • Researching topics as directed
  • Scanning, filing, and other duties as assigned

The ideal candidate would have:

  • Great written and oral communication skills
  • Proficiency in Outlook and the basic functions of Microsoft Office Suite
  • Good typing skills
  • Good people/customer service skills

To be eligible you must:

  • Be eligible for federal financial aid and receiving Work-Study for the 2015-16 School Year
  • Taking at least 6 credits at NOVA during each term
  • Preferable work days –between hours of 9:00am-3:00pm
  • Ability to travel locally and work some evenings and weekends.

The position will be located in NOVA’s Pitney Bowes building down the street from the Annandale campus.  The individual in this role would need to work at least 8 hours but could work up to 20.

If you are interested, please send your resume to Jennifer Pocai – . Please put Work-Study Position in the Subject line. 

Adult Career Pathways Staff

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