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Student Orientation

  • new students pay listen to orientation speaker

Welcome to NOVA! Every important journey involves careful preparation. NOVA requires you to participate in a Student Orientation program offered at five of NOVA's campuses.

As a first-time-to-college student under the age of 24 you must start by completing your placement testing and then sign up for a NOVA email account before you can register for an Orientation session.

Special Notice for Pathway Students:

Pathway students attend orientation, which is provided by Pathway Staff. Please click here to register for Pathway New Student Orientation.

During Student Orientation You Will:

  • receive interpretation of Placement Test scores
  • develop an academic goal
  • meet with a first-year advisor
  • create your class schedule and register for courses
  • learn about payment options and Financial Aid

The earlier you attend a Student Orientation, the more likely you are to get the classes and the class times that you want!

Student Orientations are led by first-year advisors, college teaching faculty and student orientation leaders.

Student orientation sessions are offered throughout the year.

Students are only required to attend one orientation session at any NOVA campus location.

Click on the Register Online link below to get started.

Register Online

Campus Location

Contact Number

Room

Alexandria

703.845.6301

AA-194

Annandale

703.764.5071

CA-112

Loudoun

703.948.5489

LR-249

Manassas

703.530.8287

MH-110

MEC

703.822.6531

HE-202

Woodbridge

703.878.5760

WS Info Desk

ELI

703.323.3347

Virtual

Reston Center

703.948.7737

RES 328

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