Please remove all personal items and personal pad locks from the student lockers at Alexandria Campus.  

Date:                     Monday, 11 August 2014 locker

Time:                     Before 8:00 a.m.

Note: Any personal items left, will be removed!!!

The Facilities department will be performing general maintenance and cleaning of the lockers in Bisdorf and Engineering Buildings.

Again, any personal items left in the lockers after August 11th will be removed and disposed of accordingly.

Thank you!

For more information, please contact Kathy Clement 703-933-5081 |

Have you ever wondered about the Schlesinger Center?

Schlesinger Center

Have you ever wondered about the Schlesinger Center? 

What do they do there? 

Is it part of the College? 

Is there anything there I might enjoy?

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The Schlesinger Center opened September 15, 2001, and continues to the present, to be a professional concert hall and arts center serving as a rental venue for organizations wishing to present concerts, dance, and other cultural offerings open to the general public.  The facilities are primarily for rental clients’ use including all back stage areas, dressing rooms, toilets and showers.If you know of or participate in an organization that presents concerts or other types of programs, please check the Center website at for rental fee details or call Linda Vitello at 703.845.6156.


The public areas of the building are the lobby and restrooms off the lobby areas as well as the Margaret W. and Joseph L. Fisher Gallery.  The Fisher Gallery has changing exhibitions by professional and emerging local artists who submit proposals to exhibit at the Gallery.  Usually there are five to seven exhibitions per year.  Gallery hours are 10am-4pm, Monday-Friday and during performances. All are most welcome to visit the Gallery or attend the Opening Receptions for each Exhibition.  Please call 703.845.6156 to make sure the building is open and the Gallery is available for viewing.

Are there College events at the Center?  Yes!  There are a number of events held at the Center each year including Alexandria Band, NOVA Community Chorus and Alexandria Jazz Ensemble concerts and of course NOVA IDOL finals each year.  There are also meetings such as Convocation, the Job Fair and many others.  Recently the Attorney General, Mark Herring, of the Commonwealth held a press conference here advising that Virginia “dreamers” can qualify for in-state tuition.


How can College Staff access the building?  Feel free to visit the public areas of the building, but please say hello to staff in the “Washington Gas Administrator Suite,” first (That’s Rm 102, the first door on the left after you enter the building).  Any request for use of space at the Schlesinger Center should be cleared through your Dean and will need to be approved by Provost Staff.  Generally space at the Center can be provided Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday on an availability basis.  Call Linda Vitello at 703.845.6156 for availability and to discuss your request.

We look forward to seeing you at the Schlesinger Center.  Please check our Event Calendar at and come enjoy the Center!  You are Welcome!



Special Testing Center Hours Alexandria Campus July 25, 2014

TIME: 753
11:00 am to 4:00 pm

Visit our website for specific details on testing services:

For more information, please contact Ella A. Gilliam | Acting Supervisor  of Testing Services | |


Alexandria Groundbreaking for New Academic Building

Alexandria Groundbreaking for New Academic Building


The new three-story 80,000-square-foot academic building will be a state-of-the-art facility, which will incorporate several key elements such as transparent spaces, flexible uses and a visually exciting architectural environment, all in an effort to draw in students and engage their passions.

From left to right: Alexandria Provost Ronald Buchanan, NOVA Board Chair Michael Wooten, Scott Price of U.S. Senator Mark Warner’s office, Joe Montano of U.S. Senator Tim Kaine’s office, Alexandria Mayor William D. Euille and President Robert G. Templin, Jr.

President Robert G. Templin, Jr., opened the ceremony and stated that the new building is part of a larger effort by the College to increase college access for an additional 25,000 students. The building is the eighth to be constructed at NOVA in a decade, he said.

Following Templin, Alexandria City Mayor William D. Euille congratulated the College for its endless effort in educating not only Alexandria residents, but those students who live “across the nation and around the globe.”

“We look forward to your continued success,” Euille said. “Your best days are yet to come.”

The new building is being constructed to be energy-efficient and environmentally friendly. NOVA Board Chair Michael Wooten said, “The new facility will be better for the environment and for the people who inhabit it.”

Alexandria Provost Ronald Buchanan said two streets on campus will be renamed. A portion of East Campus Drive will be renamed to honor former provost and faculty member Jean Netherton who passed away in 2011. West Campus Drive will be renamed in honor of Dr. Donald L. Bisdorf, the Campus’ first provost.

The new building will house the music, studio arts, dance and drama programs. The structure will also include administrative offices, classrooms, activity rooms, a bookstore and a black box theatre.

The groundbreaking gave everyone a glimpse into the future of NOVA’s continued commitment to excellence.

In other Alexandria news, please note the Alexandria Campus has a new address:

Northern Virginia Community College
Alexandria Campus
5000 Dawes Avenue
Alexandria, VA 22311

Link to NOVA Intercom

AA-229 (ACE): The Academic Center for Math | We’ve Moved!!!

AA-229 (ACE): The Academic Center for Math | We’ve Moved!!!

We Have moved our Math Lab. Come and pop in to our NEW location.

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The Academic Center for Math is open to all NOVA students registered for credit math classes.

Students can come anytime during the open lab hours to get help with their homework. Students will obtain free tutoring on a walk-in basis. Tutors are there to provide support when it is needed.

For more information please contact Matt Todd | Associate Dean, Learning and Technology Resources |

INTERNATIONAL STUDENT FALL 2014 | Orientation/Registration

INTERNATIONAL STUDENT FALL 2014 | Orientation/Registration

Dear Global Citizen,

WELCOME TO NOVA! We’re excited that you have chosen NOVA as the next step on your higher education journey! Fall Orientation, for the Alexandria Campus, is coming soon!


Date: Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Time: 1:00 p.m.
Location: Bisdorf Building | Room AA-1582222

For planning purposes, please let us know if you plan to attend.

Orientation is critical in providing you with information about both NOVA and USCIS immigration regulations as well as other important information necessary in helping you to maintain your status. Please click the ORIENTATION link below to register for Orientation. Please respond to this e-mail prior to August 1, 2014, so that we may plan accordingly. If you have previously attended an Orientation, you do not have to attend the Fall Orientation.

CHECK-IN NOTE: If you haven’t already checked-in at the Alexandria Campus, please make sure you do so prior to Orientation. Check-In allows us to gather your passport, digital I-94, visa, as well as update your address and remove ALL holds so that you may register for classes.

Thank you!

Twyla L. Jones, Ed.D.
Assistant Coordinator, Office of International Students
Northern Virginia Community College
Bisdorf Building, Room 193B – Alexandria Campus
3001 North Beauregard Street
Alexandria, VA 22311
703.845.6485 Fax

Click here for more information:

CBO FALL STUDENT ORIENTATION | Saturday, 02 August 2014

CBO FALL STUDENT ORIENTATION | Saturday, 02 August 2014



The Community Based Co Enrollment Programs Office (CBO) is very eager to announce our Fall Student Orientation

This event will take place on:

Saturday, August 2nd

Alexandria Campus | Cafeteria (Bisdorf Building)
10:00 AM to 2:00 PM


 How to obtain YOUR NOVA Student ID
 Financial Aid Q & A session (computer lab based session)
 Student Account Log In Tutorial (computer lab based session)
 TIPS how to be an effective “Career Navigator”
 Academic Advising
 Campus Scavenger Hunt
 Student testimonials (“I did it and so can you!”)

Food & Giveaways

Attendees will have the chance to explore the endless resources and opportunities this partnership has to offer. This initiative was launched as a “NOVA Special Project” on the Alexandria campus in 2007; 36 students in the NVFS Training Futures program became co-enrolled as college students and earned a total of 431 credits during the fall term.
Six years later, in the 2012-13 academic year, seven community based co-enrollment programs reached more than 1,000 students who earned 7,237 credits (241 annual FTEs), generating more than $1.5 million gross revenue ($425,000 net) for the College.
Over the life of the program:
 2411 unique students served
 25 Associated degree awarded
 103 Career Studies Certificates awarded
Cafeteria, Bisdorf Building

Other Details:
Free Parking

Contact Information:
Deidra Anderson

Student Centered. Community Focused




Please be advised, the NEW Campus address is as follows:  
Alexandria Campus
5000 Dawes Avenue
Alexandria, VA  22311

Alexandria Campus
3001 North Beauregard Street
Alexandria, VA  22311

For more information, please contact Donald Cole | Director of Campus Operations | 703-933-8086