Online Student Advisory Board Meeting January 30th!

Our first meeting is set to take place virtually via Zoom (learn how Zoom works) on Thursday, January 30th at 1pm.

To Join the Meeting Follow One of the Methods Below:

  • Link to Join the Zoom Meeting Via Computer
  • Number to Join Meeting Via Phone
    • +1-646-558-8656
    • Meeting ID: 616 088 879

Let us know if you plan to join the meeting! Click the link for a short poll –

Student Life Liberty Mountain Ski Trip February 5th, 2020

Liberty Mountain Ski Trip February 5th,  2020
Sign up now to attend!

Applicable for those located in the Northern Virginia Area. Must be able to travel to the following campus Student Life Offices  to register & to pick up transportation for the trip!

Participating Campuses & Student Life Office Location:

  • Manassas – MH 108A
  • Loudoun – LC 102N
  • Annandale – CF 232
  • Woodbridge – WS 158
  • MEC – HE 116

**Tickets are first come first serve. Manassas Campus and Loudoun campus are reserving TWO online student spots. So indicate if you are an online students when you register!**

Trip Details

  • All day experience – 8am – 7pm
  • Location: Ski Liberty Mountain Resort
  • Fee:  Students pay $30 (cash or check) & the fee includes Rental Equipment (skis or snowboard), Meal, Lift Ticket, and Transportation to the Resort.

For questions email – Tickets go quickly!


Ski Trip (2).jpg Ski Trip - 01.jpg

Join Micron’s Career Day!

Micron will be hosting a career day on site at their Manassas location. The Career Day will consist of an overview of semiconductors and our company, a window tour of our fully automated Fabrication Manufacturing Facility (Fab), and information about current and future internship and full time job opportunities.  Refreshments are provided. Space is limited and registration is required due to security policies. 

Date: January 24, 2020
Time: 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm
Address: 9600 Godwin Drive, Manassas, VA

Registration for this event closes on Tuesday, January 21st at 11:59 PM. Brittany Hollis, IET Career Coach will be in contact to confirm your attendance and provide further details prior to the event. If you have any questions, please contact Brittany Hollis, IET Career Coach at

Registration Link 

OR scan the QR code to register :

Online Library Webinars and Drop-in Virtual Office Hours

Need a library orientation? Have a library question?

The NOVA Online Librarian (Helen) is offering webinars & drop-in virtual office hours in January!

Drop-in library hours, 10-11 am on Mondays in January: Join Helen’s Zoom room at (Links to an external site.)  OR via phone, call 646 558 8656 and enter Meeting ID: 647 707 5834

Library basics webinars info: (Links to an external site.)

 Email library help:

Welcome Back Nighthawks!

Below are some first week reminders to help you be successful in your online course.
To view the links included below, make sure you are enrolled in the Virtual Student Union!

1. Read, read, read your Syllabus

Pay special attention to course requirements, submission guidelines, exam and testing information, due dates, and grading criteria.If you do not understand the expectations, contact your instructor immediately.

2. Submit work on time 

Do not wait until the last minute to submit assignments or take exams. The first week assignment is very important to turn in. It accounts for your attendance. You may be dropped from the class without a refund if you do not meet the course due dates.

3. Be proactive and communicate with your instructor

Always email your instructor with your student email. You’ll want to check this account daily. There is also an option to message your instructor through Canvas. View here for Canvas Tutorials for students (Links to an external site.).

4. Reach out if you need support

NOVA Online Student Services is here to support your online learning experience. We have Success CoachesCounselorsLibrary ServicesStudent Life and more available to help!


New to online learning? No problem!

Visit the New to Online Classes Page

Also consider,  attending ASC’s online workshop on Strategies for Successful Online Learning – Friday, January 17 @ 12:00 p.m.
Register Here! 



Call for Student Advisors!

NOVA Online Student Life & Library are launching a Student Advisory Board in Spring 2020.

We are looking for a large group of student advisors to represent NOVA Online’s diverse population!

Visit the Student Advisory Board  page in the Virtual Student Union for more details & to sign up.

Charlotte and Helen

Charlotte Lombardo, Student Life Coordinator for NOVA Online |

Helen McManus, NOVA Online Librarian |

Episode Two of #YoNOVA: More Than Tuition: How to Meet Unseen Costs on the Path to a College Degree

#YoNOVA – You Oughta NOVA

#YoNOVA - You Oughta NOVA Podcast Artwork Image

Check Out Episode Two of #YoNOVA!
More Than Tuition: How to Meet Unseen Costs on the Path to a College Degree

Access the Podcast on the Virtual Student Union (VSU)

Once In the VSU Follow the Steps Below: 


For more Info visit the podcast’s website:

Applications are Open for NOVA’s SEAL Award

Nominations are open for NOVA’s SEAL Award. The SEAL Award recognizes our students that best exemplify

Service, Engagement, Academics, and Leadership.

It is one of the most prestigious college-wide student awards.  Students have the option of self-nominating as long as you provide a letter of recommendation! The nomination criteria and the form link is located below.


Students, faculty, or staff may nominate students that best display the following attributes. Students can also self-nominate, but they must provide a letter of recommendation (minimum of one) to the Student Life Office by December 13th to support their nomination.

SERVICE: Community service, volunteer efforts on or off campus.

ENGAGEMENT: Participation in a community organization, active in a campus club or organization, campus enhancement, student life.

ACADEMICS: Cumulative GPA of 2.75 or better and have earned minimum of 20 credits by the conclusion of the Fall term.

LEADERSHIP: Leadership in a student club, student government, campus committee, or community leadership position.


When filing out the form make sure to select NOVA Online as the primary campus if you are an online student.

Application Deadline: Thursday, December 12, 2019 at 5:00 pm

Thank you in advance. Please feel free to reach me with any questions!