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Spring 2021 Updates

Last updated on August 03 2021 11:40 AM
PLEASE KEEP IN MIND THAT THE INFORMATION PROVIDED BELOW IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE AND IS ONLY APPLICABLE UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

Thank you for your continued patience and understanding as decisions regarding college operations are being made following guidance provided by the Virginia Community College System (VCCS), Virginia Department of Health (VDH), the Governor’s office, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The health and safety of our students, faculty, staff, and broader community are of the utmost importance.

The most current information will be updated on this page. However, if you would like to see past Spring 2021 communications sent to students, we have made those available as well.

Past Spring 2021 Communications

NRCC Announces Plan for the Spring 2021 Commencement Ceremony

The college will hold a virtual commencement ceremony this spring to honor our current graduates, and to also honor graduates from the previous academic year. Graduates from fall 2019 through summer 2021 will be recognized on Friday, May 14, 2021. More details regarding the virtual ceremony and other ways in which graduates will be honored will be available soon.

NRCC Announces Plan for the Spring 2021 Semester

Spring semester classes, which will begin February 1, will be offered online with the exception of some career/technical, performance-based, and workforce development classes/labs that require hands-on or clinical experiences.

For the first two weeks of the semester, all instruction will take place online, including the early portions of classes that will later meet in person. Beginning February 15, classes that include face-to-face instruction will begin meeting while following COVID-19 protocols for small groups. All other instruction will continue to be offered remotely.

NRCC’s academic calendar has been adjusted so that the spring semester will begin a week later, on February 1, and this year’s spring break has been eliminated.

While college offices will remain closed to the public until further notice, staff are available online at nr.edu and by telephone at 540-674-3600 to assist with registration or other matters. Registration for spring and summer classes begins on November 4. Spring class listings will include identifiers so students may readily determine the format in which they are offered.

NRCC Reopening Plan

Academic Calendar

The academic calendar for Spring 2021 has been changed as described above. Any future changes to the calendar will be announced and communicated to you via your NRCC student email address.

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Spring 2021 Schedule

Spring semester classes, which begin February 1, will be offered online with the exception of some career/technical, performance-based, and workforce development classes/labs that require hands-on or clinical experiences. The list of performance-based, in-person classes is available below. The following notes have been added to our class schedules to help you easily identify the format in which classes will be offered.

  • Fully online class with no required Zoom meetings.
  • Fully online class with required Zoom meetings during the scheduled class times.
  • Class with both scheduled Zoom meetings and required in-person meetings. Scheduled in-person meetings begin the week of Feb. 15.
  • Class with both online requirements and required in-person meetings. Scheduled in-person meetings begin the week of Feb. 15.
  • Class with online requirements, scheduled Zoom meetings, and required in-person meetings. Scheduled in-person meetings begin the week of Feb. 15.
Class Schedules

List of In-Person Classes

The performance-based classes in the following document will meet in-person beginning the week of February 15, 2021, and will follow CDC guidelines. Please refer to the Spring 2021 course schedule for the specific meeting days and times.

Spring 2021 Performance-based, in-person Classes

Class Registration

Spring 2021 class registration begins on Wednesday, November 4, and student services advisors are available to assist you.

New and Prospective Students

Advisors are available by phone, Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., by calling the Advising Center at 540-674-3609. If you are unable to reach someone during these times, please be patient as this means we are on the phone assisting other students. We ask that you leave a message, and someone will return your call the same day. Messages received after 5:00 p.m. or on weekends will be returned the following business day.

Advisors also are available by email at advising@nr.edu. We ask that you please either call and leave a voicemail message or send an email – but not both. Utilizing both forms of contact methods will result in duplicate advising requests and may slow our response time. Emails will be responded to within one-two business days. We thank you for your patience and understanding as we are committed to helping all students during this time.

Returning Students

You may register for classes through the Student Information System (SIS) or by contacting your assigned student services advisor for assistance. A directory of student services advisors is available below. It is important that you reach out to your assigned advisor, as he or she will be most familiar with your progress and is best suited to help you with class registration.

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Tuition Payments

Tuition payments are now being accepted in-person by appointment only. If you wish to make an in-person payment, please call (540) 674-3684 to schedule an appointment. Appointments are available Monday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Please remember that you must wear a mask while on campus.

Tuition payments may be made quickly and securely online through the Student Information System (SIS). More information.

Payment plan options are available and you may find out more information about payment plans on the Business Office's website.

Financial Aid

Financial aid staff are available to assist you with completion of the 2020-21 FAFSA, 2021-2022 FAFSA, or any financial aid To-Do List items you may have. If you would like to schedule an online meeting with a financial aid staff member, please email finaid@nr.edu.

Financial aid staff are available to assist you Monday-Friday during normal business hours by calling 540-674-3615.

Bookstore Information

The NRCC Bookstore is currently closed for in-person purchases. All purchases may be made online on the bookstore website and your items will be shipped to you. Be sure to make your purchases early so you can receive your items before classes begin on February 1.

Financial aid textbook purchases begin on Monday, January 18 and end on Saturday, February 13. Please review the Bookstore information on the NRCC Financial Aid Registration page for information on eligible financial aid purchases.

The last day for any returns is Tuesday, February 16. All returns must be received by the Bookstore by this date. Returns must be in the same condition as when purchased and include a copy of the receipt and packing slip, along with student name, email, and telephone number.

Campus Reopening Training for Students

All students should view the following video to learn about the precautions NRCC is taking during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Video Guidance from the CDC

Please view the following videos to help prepare you for your time on-campus and other public places.

Remote Resources

Whether you are new to online and remote learning or you just need a little extra support right now, NRCC is here for you. The below links provide direct access to resources to help you succeed in an online environment.

ACADEMIC CALENDARS:

Spring 2021 14-Week Session
Spring 2021 10-Week Session
Spring 2021 First 7-Week Session
Spring 2021 Second 7-Week Session
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