MUSCLE SHOALS & PHIL CAMPBELL, ALA. — Northwest Shoals Community College (NWSCC) will host the first fall semester drive-through Patriot Day on the Phil Campbell and Shoals Campus next Saturday, August 8, 2020, beginning at 9 a.m. and ending at 12 p.m.

Drive-through Patriot Day will offer new, current, and potential NWSCC students an opportunity to tour the campus in their vehicle, meet faculty and staff outside their departmental buildings, ask questions, and have an opportunity to register for the fall semester. Students who attend will receive a welcome bag and an opportunity to win a $500 scholarship from the NWSCC Foundation​.

According to NWSCC Assistant Dean of Student Services, Dr. Crystal Reed, the College is offering drive-through Patriot Day for students since they have not had the opportunity to visit campus due to the pandemic. “This is a wonderful opportunity to welcome our students back to campus after almost five months,” said Reed. “We want to get them excited, answer any questions they may have, and show them how much they mean to us.”

Even if students have not completed the registration process for the fall semester, the College encourages them to attend the drive-through Patriot Day.

“We know some of our students may have internet issues or other circumstances that prevent them from registering online,” stated Reed. “We want to help them through this difficult time in any way we can.”

To register for the event and ensure your chance to win the $500 scholarship, students can visit Visitors will need to enter through the entrance by gym and security gate on the Shoals Campus and the main entrance on the Phil Campbell campus. There they will receive guidance on how to proceed through each campus.

NWSCC fall semester classes begin Monday, August 17. For more information, please contact Dr. Crystal Reed, Assistant Dean of Student Success at

About Northwest Shoals Community College:

Northwest Shoals Community College (NWSCC) is part of the Alabama Community College System and home to approximately 3,600 students. NWSCC offers over 100 certificate and degree programs and is committed to providing career technical, academic, and lifelong educational opportunities that promote economic growth and enrich the quality of life for the people it serves. For more information about the NWSCC, visit