An update on where we stand after Hurricane Michael hit the region last week, and a long weekend of very hard work by our facilities and residence life staff, and many others on campus.
The university will reopen as scheduled on Tuesday and classes will resume as scheduled on Wednesday. Power is restored to all buildings on campus, and cleanup and repair efforts are continuing.
Thank you to everyone who has worked long hours to get campus up and running after the storm. Your hard work and dedication are much appreciated!
For anyone traveling to or from Longwood: Roads on campus are clear but you should check the statewide road conditions at http://www.511virginia.org
Campus update for students: Power is restored to all residence halls including Lancer Park and Longwood Village. The Longwood campus will continue to serve students who remain on campus over fall break, and the Dining Hall will be open. If you have decided to remain on campus for any length of time, please register at https://bit.ly/2PvOV8i
We encourage students who do head home for fall break to pay close attention to reports on road conditions at http://www.511virginia.org
This morning we’re taking stock after yesterday’s powerful storm, which left considerable wind and water damage across parts of campus. We’re grateful that all students, faculty and staff are safe, and deeply thankful to our facilities, police and residence life staff who worked through the night. Longwood always rises to the occasion in a real crisis.
We were lucky compared to some of our neighbors in our home community of Farmville, who experienced the worst of the damage locally. We’ll continue to communicate over the days to come as we work over fall break to get our campus fully up and running as soon as possible.
The university will be closed on Friday, and only essential personnel are expected to report. We’ll be working to assess damage and address issues on campus as quickly as possible.
Dorrill Dining Hall plans to be open from 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Message to campus: As Farmville confronts this serious storm and the flash-flood warning in effect until 9 p.m., campus police and maintenance are continuing to work hard to keep everyone safe and address issues on campus as they come up. The community has been asked to stay off the roads.
As campus deals with heavy rain and wind caused by Hurricane Michael, here are several updates for the Longwood community: