Archived Alerts (Inactive)

Notice: Information on Buffalo St. reports

Please be aware that Farmville police, in conjunction with Longwood University police, have responded to reports involving a man seeking out student parties in the area of Buffalo Street. They have identified and been in contact with the person, and have instructed him to stay away from campus.

At this time, Farmville police have not received any reports of break-ins or thefts in the area. If you have a crime to report, please call LUPD at 434-395-2091 or FPD at 434-392-3332 to report it.

Longwood and Farmville police will continue to patrol the Buffalo Street area frequently, and urge everyone in the campus community to be aware of your surroundings and walk in groups, especially at night. They also remind students not to allow uninvited guests into your house or social gatherings, and report suspicious activity to policy.

Sexual Harassment Investigation

Please be aware that Farmville police, in coordination with Longwood University police, are actively investigating a report of repeated sexual harassment in the area of South Virginia Street (the area behind McDonalds) involving a non-student described as a light skinned, middle aged male.

LUPD reminds everyone to be aware of their surroundings and walk in groups, especially at night, and report any suspicious activity to Longwood police at 434-395-2091 or Farmville police at 434-392-3332.

Victims of sexual harassment have advocates on campus. The Title IX coordinator is Sasha Johnson, and her office can be reached at

Notice: Alleged assault, suspect in custody

Please be aware that LUPD officers responded to an alleged assault involving a Longwood student this afternoon on Main Street near campus. The suspect, who is not a student, also assaulted a Longwood police officer before being detained and is now in custody. If you have information about the incident, please contact the Longwood University Police Department at 434-395-2091.

Update: Campus buildings

Longwood community,

Water pressure is returning to Longwood, and we will proceed with opening campus buildings at 12 noon.

Because of the town's boil water advisory that is in place, do not use campus water fountains or kitchenettes today.

Notice: Water issue update

Longwood community,

The town of Farmville has located the source of the water leak and resolved the issue. Pressure is being restored to town and campus, and will continue to rise toward normal levels throughout the day.

We expect to be able to open Longwood's campus buildings at 12 noon today. We will confirm this in a status update by 11:15 a.m.

If you are on campus, please do not use the water fountains today. Farmville has issued a boil-water advisory for all tap water.

Farmville water shortage – town information

Information from the Town of Farmville (please visit for status updates from town):

Be advised the town is currently experiencing a water issue. Public Works is out investigating the issue at this time. While they are out, you may experience a water outage or low water pressure.

Due to the water issues here in Town, please refrain from using your hot water. This will drain your hot water heater, and it can potentially cause your heating element to burn up and damage your tank. Please check our Facebook page through the day for continuing updates.

Due to the town wide water outage, Town Offices will be closed on Monday, June 7, 2021.

We will update everyone as soon as more information is known. Thank you for your patience.

Farmville water shortage – Delayed opening

Longwood community,

Because of a water issue in the town of Farmville, Longwood is currently experiencing very low water pressure that is impacting air conditioning and water supply.

Therefore, the university will delay opening until 10:30 a.m. today, and a status update will be sent by 9:45 a.m.

Town crews are working to address the issue.

Notice: Farmville investigating report of shots fired

Longwood community,

Please be aware that Farmville Police have responded to a report of shots fired just before 10 p.m. tonight off-campus near the intersection of Buffalo and Third streets. There are no injuries and no Longwood students involved. Farmville Police continue to investigate and LUPD is assisting. If you have any information about the incident, please call Farmville PD at 434-392-3332.

Clery Timely Warning

Longwood community,

Please be aware that the Farmville Police Department is investigating a report of a non-stranger sexual assault involving Longwood students that occurred Saturday evening or Sunday morning at an off-campus location.

If you are the survivor of a sexual assault, you have options and help available to you. To file a criminal report of sexual assault, call Longwood Police at 434-395-2091 or dial 911.

The Longwood Title IX Coordinator is Sasha Johnson. She can be reached at or 434-395-2751. Her office is Lancaster Hall G-08L.

For information and resources on Longwood’s sexual misconduct policy, please visit Make an online report at

Longwood delayed opening Friday, Feb. 19

Faculty, staff and students,

Longwood University campus will open at 11 a.m. tomorrow, Feb. 19.

In-person classes will not be held in their main campus locations before 11 a.m. Faculty should communicate with students about their plans for classes, which may include meeting online or alternative assignments. Main campus academic buildings will be unlocked at 10 a.m.

As always, students should check Canvas and email in case faculty with particular circumstances need to adjust their plans. Commuter students whose travel to campus may be impacted should contact their professors.

Amended hours for on-campus facilities are:

Longwood Dining

-Dorrill Dining Hall: Opening 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m.; 4:30 p.m.-7 p.m.
-Moe's: Open 11 a.m.-9 p.m. with meal exchange available
-POD: Open 3 p.m.-2 a.m. with meal swipe available
-Greens to Go: Opening to be determined as staff is available
-Upchurch Starbucks: Open 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
-FarmGrille: Open 10:30 a.m.-10 p.m.
-Panda Express: Open 10:30 a.m.-9 p.m.
-Au Bon Pain: Open 10:30 a.m.-8 p.m.
-Chick-fil-A: Open 10:30 a.m.-9 p.m.


-Greenwood Library: Open 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
-Upchurch University Center: 10 a.m. - 10 p.m.
-Health & Fitness Center: 10 a.m. - 8 p.m.
-University Health Center: Open 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
-Wygal Hall: Opening at 10 a.m.

The Farmville Area Bus Campus Line will begin running at 10 a.m. on Friday.