NRCC announces plan for the fall 2020 semester

New River Community College has announced plans for the coming academic year. Fall semester classes, which will begin August 24, will be offered online with the exception of some career/technical and workforce development programs 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 September 8, 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 students will not need to return after Thanksgiving.  This year’s fall break has been eliminated, and the concluding two weeks of the semester, including final exams, will be completed online.

While college offices will remain closed to the public until further notice, staff are available online at and by telephone at 540-674-3600 to assist with registration or other matters.  Registration is under way now for both the second summer session (beginning June 25) and the fall semester.  Fall course class listings will include identifiers so students may readily determine the format in which they are offered.