Archived Alerts (Inactive)

Earthquake Drill

This is an alert system test for a national earthquake drill. In an actual emergency, find info at

Notice: Upchurch update

Notice: Upchurch is now reopened.

Notice: Upchurch alarm

A dishwasher malfunction has set off alarms in Upchurch and the building evacuated. Please avoid until the building is cleared.

Update: Virginia St. incident

Update: Scene at Virginia St. has been cleared. Police: no ongoing threat to campus safety.

Incident on S. Virginia St.

Alert: Farmville police are actively investigating a report of gunshots near the intersection of Putney and Virginia streets. The suspects fled the scene and police do not believe there is an ongoing threat to campus safety. Police are looking for a two- or four-door gray Honda Accord with several passengers.

Notice: Hurricane Dorian awareness

Campus community,

As always with weather events, Longwood is closely monitoring the track of Hurricane Dorian as it moves up the coast. The most current National Weather Service forecast shows we may experience some rain and light wind gusts later this week if Dorian stays on its current trajectory.

Your email is automatically loaded into our weather and emergency alerts system, but to ensure we have correct and complete information, please take this opportunity to log in and check your account. Just go to and sign in. Once in, you can add a mobile phone number and check your email.

Students: Your username is your LancerNet ID (the login for MyLongwood). Your password, if you havent changed it, is your L Number.
Faculty and staff: Your username is the same as your email (minus the suffix). Your password, if you havent changed it, is your L Number.
For all others: Use the username and password you created when you signed up.

Remember you can always find updated information about ongoing situations at


The National Weather Service has issued a tornado warning for Farmville. Please go to the tornado shelter area in your building.

Longwood closing early today

Campus community,

Because of the impending storm system, Longwood will close at 2 p.m. today. Please travel safely if you plan to leave campus.

Today’s storm forecast

Campus community,

Ahead of today's impending storm system, the National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch for Prince Edward County. As a precaution, cars that are parked in flood-prone areas, particularly the Virginia Street lot behind Midtown Landings, should be moved to either the Putney St. lot or the upper Wynne tiers. Commuters who typically park in the Virginia Street lot should also park in the upper Wynne tiers, and will not be ticketed.

Forecasts are calling for periods of heavy wind and rain this afternoon and evening. Please be safe on campus or if you are traveling. For weather updates, please visit to the National Weather Service's site at


NOTICE: This is a statewide tornado drill. Please go to the designated tornado shelter area in the nearest building and await all-clear message.