Campus update for March 12 – March 18

Longwood students,

I want to reach out with some more information. I know that this can be an uncertain time in the wake of the news yesterday that a Longwood student tested presumptively positive for COVID-19. Your health and safety are our top priority and we are working closely with the Virginia Department of Health on following the stated guidelines for our community.

As President Reveley communicated last night, the university remains open through at least Wednesday, March 18, though all in-person classes and events have been canceled or postponed.  All campus alerts will continue to be posted at We will continue to communicate with you as this continues to evolve.

Here is some information about today through March 18.


Your professors have been asked to email you with instructions. There are some students who have internships or student teaching responsibilities outside main campus, and those students should work with professors for the status of those responsibilities.


  • Dorrill Dining Hall will move to a brunch-dinner schedule, open from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. and 4 p.m.-7 p.m. Dining Hall staff has implemented preventative measures like using only disposable products and employee-served meals. The dining hall will continue to be a high priority for housekeeping staff who have ramped up cleaning and disinfecting efforts.
  • The POD Market will open on the same schedule. Through March 18, they will offer a meal exchange for brunch in addition to existing meal exchange options.
  • Dining options in Upchurch University Center will be closed with the exception of Starbucks, which will open from 8 a.m.-2 p.m.
  • Chick fil-A will open from 8 a.m.-8 p.m.; closed on Sundays
  • Moe’s will open from 11 a.m.-8 p.m.

Campus Facilities

  • The Health & Fitness Center will be open Monday-Friday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; closed Sunday.
  • Greenwood Library will be open on weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and closed on the weekend.
  • The University Health Center will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday – Friday
  • Upchurch University Center will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays and closed on the weekend.


  • All athletics competitions through March 18 are suspended.

Farmville Area Bus

  • The FAB will move to a weekend schedule through March 18. Campus Line service will begin at 10:30 a.m. and will end at 8:30 p.m.