As I was driving past the Annandale campus this morning on my way to our office, I noticed a dozen or so cars turning in. Normally I would not have thought anything of it except that I received a NOVA Alert text this morning at 5:00 a.m. stating that the campus was closed for the day due to a water main break. It dawned on me that most of the people turning in have not signed up for NOVA Alert or else they would have been tucked away in bed still.
Signing up for NOVA Alert is EASY and very useful! Not only will you get a text if the College (or your campus) is closed due to something like a water main break, an electrical outage, or inclement weather but, most importantly, you will get a text when an emergency occurs giving you vital information on what you should know or do. It is free to sign up for NOVA Alert (although some wireless carriers may charge to receive the text messages).
You can find more information as well as sign up for NOVA Alert here.