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: