The theme for Day 1 is: College 101
Please take a look at tomorrow’s breakout sessions and panel discussions. Join us via Zoom as your schedule will allow! Here are the offerings:
10:00 am – 11:15 am
Canvas + Navigate: Making the Most of Your Tech Tools
11:30 am – 12:20 pm
Student Panel: The NOVA Experience & What I Wish I Knew
Dr. Annette Haggray – Provost (AL)
Michael Turner – Dean of Students (WO)
12:30 pm – 1:20 pm
Navigating Community College: Real
Conversations for International Students
Library Resources: Remote and Face to Face
1:30 pm – 2:20 pm
The VSU and You! NOVA’s Virtual Student Union
Testing While Remote
2:30 pm – 3:20 pm
Faculty Panel: How to Succeed in Your Classes
4:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Dr. Frances Villagran-Glover – Vice President of Student Services
Followed by Prize Raffle
5:00 pm – 5:50 pm
How to Succeed in Online Classes
6:00 pm – 6:50 pm
Meet the Alexandria Student Government Association (SGA)
We look forward to meeting you all virtually!
Happy NOVA Day! We know things are different this semester, but we still wanted you all to have a chance to take a breather, have some fun, and connect with each other. Throughout the day, we have some awesome, free virtual events to participate in. Check the Virtual Student Union Schedule.
We’re here to assist you.
Sign up today. https://www.nvcc.edu/_files/six-options-fall-2020.pdf
Monday-Thursday 8:30-8:00 pm
Friday 8:30-4:00 pm
Call the testing center and leave your name and a phone number
Congratulations on continuing to reach your academic goals. The Alexandria Testing Center is here to assist you.
VPT or ESL Placement test:
Please email us at email@example.com or call and leave a message on 703.845.6035 with questions or concerns.
The Alexandria Testing Center is closed for testing from 16 March – 4 April 2020. We are available for phone calls and emails.
Please call 703.845.6035 or 703.845.6336 and select prompt 4.
Be safe and practice social distancing.
Dear NOVA Community,
The impact and scope of COVID-19 seems to change hourly, so I want to update you with the latest on how NOVA plans to move ahead for the next few weeks. This update contains new information and supersedes all prior communication.
Guidance from local health officials and the CDC has been consistent in calling for an emphasis on preventive measures, including social distancing, to reduce the spread of the virus. To this end and out of an abundance of caution, NOVA is taking the following steps:
- NOVA is asking students not to return to campus following spring break.
- NOVA is cancelling classes March 16 and 17. Our campuses will remain open both days.
- These days will be used to provide professional development and assistance to faculty and staff to support remote learning. Faculty and staff will be receiving messages about this assistance today.
- Beginning Wednesday March 18, most NOVA classes will move to remote instruction. They will remain in remote delivery through April 4.
- Students will be advised by their faculty about the specific remote delivery method for their courses. This information will be sent to students via NOVA email, and students are expected to check their college email accounts regularly.
- Students seeking services (e.g., advising, library) should use online options or call 703-323-3000 for assistance through April 4.
- If there is a decision to continue with remote learning beyond April 4, NOVA will advise our College community by March 27.
- NOVA will remain open and operational during this period, and all faculty and staff should maintain their regular work schedules unless otherwise notified.
- NOVA’s goal is to maintain continuity in instruction for our students while also doing what we can to limit the spread of COVID-19. By limiting the number of individuals on our campuses, we provide an opportunity for both our students and employees to observe social distancing guidelines.
NOVA has updated the COVID-19 website to include this and other critical information, including new FAQ documents for employees and students about academic continuity and other topics. Because this is an evolving situation, please check this website regularly for additional updates.
I recognize that this is a stressful time and that information on the virus, local cases, and the best response seems to change frequently, which can add even more anxiety. I am sorry for that and want you to know NOVA cares about your well-being and the well-being of our community in this uncertain time. I will continue to communicate regularly with you about what NOVA is doing in preparation, planning, and response. Please know this: our planning has prepared us to change our approach to this situation as needed, and as this update indicates, we will do so when appropriate based on local conditions.
Please take care, keep up the incredibly important preventive measures, and keep posted. As always, if you have questions, do not hesitate to contact our Office of Emergency Management at OEM@nvcc.edu, your campus Provost, or me.