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“This is My Story”

Please join us for a round-table discussion, “This is My Story”. This event is part of the Let’s Chat Series. Students are invited to share their experiences. Some ideas may include your culture, language, tradition, and where you have traveled. You can bring clothing, photos, a special memento, and or food that illustrate your story.

Make new friends! So, What’s Your Story?

Event: “This is My Story”
Date: Tuesday, 18 February 2020
Time: 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Location: NOVA Alexandria Campus || Bisdorf Building || Dr. Jean Braden Center || Room AA-331
Contact: Dr. Jean Braden Center || 703-933-5038

NOVA Great Expectations Hygiene Drive || Spring 2020

Great Expectations will be hosting our Annual Hygiene Drive until March 25th. The purpose of the drive is to support foster youth in care, foster youth aging out of care, and foster youth currently attending classes at NOVA.

Please drop of your item(s) at the following locations:

 NOVA Alexandria Campus || Bisdorf Building || Room AA-331
 NOVA Alexandria Campus || Engineering Building || Room AE-216

Thank you so much for your support!

NOVA Great Expectations Team

For more information on this announcement, please contact Jeannette Bilgera || NOVA Pathway to the Baccalaureate ||

NOVA Alexandria Campus The Birdhouse || Access Free Food at NOVA

Hello NOVA Alexandria Campus,

To access free food at NOVA, please visit the ‘The Birdhouse’. If you are homeless, unemployed, or under employed we want you to the visit THE BIRDHOUSE….if you are in need of food. In order to participate you must be currently enrolled at NOVA (any campus). To inquire please visit one of the locations listed below. Here at the NOVA Alexandria Campus, please visit the Student Services (Bisdorf Building || AA-194) and sign-in for the Counseling Department (for personal concerns).

Open to all NOVA Students & their families and open during regular business hours to assist you. **Limit 1 (one) bag of food per week**

 NOVA ALEXANDRIA CAMPUS – Bisdorf Building || AA-194 (Student Service Center)
 NOVA ANNANDALE CAMPUS – CF-232 Student Life Office
 NOVA LOUDOUN CAMPUS – LR-2491 Financial Aid Office
 NOVA MANASSAS CAMPUS – MH-108 Student life Office
 NOVA MEC CAMPUS – Room 116

For more information, please contact || 703-933-5073

NOVA Alexandria Campus A Secret Valentine!

Hello NOVA Alexandria Campus,

The Jean Braden Center for Women, Gender, and Social Equity is hosting A Secret Valentine!

You will be able to purchase the FOLLOWING ITEMS: Roses with note cards, balloons, candy boxes, and or small bags of candy kisses for sale. The staff will be available to deliver “secret valentine gifts” to someone (on-campus only). Students can also pickup gifts to deliver themselves.

We will be taking orders from February 10th to February 12th. All orders are due by no later than 12 pm on February 12.

Delivery date will be on the 13th of February ending at 5:00 pm.
NOTE: Purchaser must provide the name, department and room number of the receiver.

Event: NOVA Alexandria Campus A Secret Valentine!
Date: February 10th – 12th
Location: NOVA Alexandria Campus || Bisdorf Building || Room AA-331 (Dr. Jean Braden Center)
Contact: The Jean Braden Center for Women, Gender, and Social Equity || 703-933-5038

NOVA Graduation Preparation Program || Upcoming Dates

Hello NOVA students!

ARE YOU READY TO GRADUATE IN SPRING OR SUMMER 2020? Attend the NOVA Graduation Preparation Program!

 You must apply for graduation by the deadline. It is not automatic!
 How do you review your advisement report so you do not miss any academic requirements?
 What should you be doing NOW to prepare for transfer admissions?
 How do I apply for financial aid for a university? I borrowed a student loan. What do I do?
 What resources are available to help me prepare for employment?

If you are a NOVA student with one or two more semesters until degree/certificate completion, then this program is for YOU! The first workshop starts next week.

Chose one of the dates below:

 Friday, 7 February 2020 || NOVA Alexandria Campus || Bisdorf Building || Room AA-158 || 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
 Monday, 17 February 2020 || NOVA Alexandria Campus || Bisdorf Building || Room AA-196 || 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
 Tuesday, 18 February 2020 || NOVA Annandale Campus || Room CA-302 || 3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

For more information on this announcement, please contact NOVA Alexandria Campus Student Services ||

Welcome Back Social

Hello NOVA Alexandria Campus,

Please join the Jean Braden Center for Women, Gender, and Social Equity for a Welcome Back event on next Tuesday. Come out to meet other students, faculty, staff, and diverse clubs.

FREE food will be provided!

Tuesday, 4 February 2020

NOVA Alexandria Campus || The Dr. Jean Braden Center for Women, Gender, and Social Equity || Room AA-331



NOVA Alexandria Campus Cafeteria Renovation project || Updates

Good news, NOVA Alexandria Campus!!

After a successful engineering inspection, the NOVA Alexandria Campus cafeteria will reopen TOMORROW – Thursday, 30 January 2020! Since it is brand new, the coffee bar has one (1) more inspection to go through before it is open. We’re hoping the coffee bar can open next week. Please stay tuned….

We have an exciting opportunity for NOVA students to help with the designs for graphics and artwork to add to the new café space. That information is coming soon!

Our official Grand Re-opening and Ribbon-Cutting event will be scheduled for late February or early March – keep an eye out for information!

We would love to hear your feedback on the food items, you would like to see on campus. CLICK HERE to fill-out a brief survey.

NOVA Sustainability & Auxiliary Services


George Mason University to visit the NOVA Alexandria Campus || 02/20/2020

George Mason University will hold a walk-in admissions advising for current and prospective students here at the NOVA Alexandria Campus. This is a walk-in event. If you are available, please plan on joining us.

George Mason University to visit the NOVA Alexandria Campus

Thursday, 20 February 2020

9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (Walk-In Advising)

NOVA Alexandria Campus || Bisdorf Building || AA-194

Narmeen M. Badrah || NOVA Alexandria Campus Academic Advisor ||


NOVA Alexandria Campus Student Government || Textbook Swap

Hello NOVA Alexandria Campus,

SGA Alexandria are planning a Textbook Swap Event next Wednesday (January 29th, 2020) at 1:30-3pm in the Student Lounge. Students can trade and swap their old textbooks and get new textbooks for their new classes. We are also collecting other school supplies like calculators.

The purpose of this event is to promote SGA and help students save some money on textbooks this semester. In order for this event to be successful, we need help to promote this event. We were wondering if you could help us promote this event, it would be greatly appreciated.