NRCC spring 2020 semester to continue mostly online

New River Community College students were notified on March 17, 2020, of changes for the remainder of the spring semester.

Decisions regarding college operations were based on 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).

Effective Monday, March 23, student instruction will continue as follows:

  • Current online classes will continue as planned. Faculty will communicate any changes in assignments, due dates, testing requirements, etc.
  • Most in-person classes will be moved online via Canvas or to another remote delivery format (emails, videos, Zoom meetings, instructional packets, etc.). Faculty will directly communicate delivery format information to their students.
  • Some performance-based, face-to-face classes will meet in-person, following current CDC guidelines. Faculty will directly communicate important information about these meetings, including meeting times, to their students.

NRCC students should reach out directly to their faculty members with any questions about classes.

NRCC also provided the following guidance to students:

NRCC information will continue to be posted at and Students are encourages to check their college email daily for college updates and communications from their faculty.  Students who have not already done so should register for the NRCC Alert at

At this time, the NRCC campus in Dublin and the NRCC location at the NRV Mall site remain open.  However, per CDC guidelines, anyone who is feeling ill or who has recently traveled outside the U.S. or on a cruise ship are not allowed on campus.  Any changes in campus access will be communicated directly to students and posted on the college’s website.