Given the escalation of the Covid-19 pandemic in Virginia, and following the Virginia Department of Health’s most recent guidance to Longwood and other Virginia institutions, Longwood will need to close our residence halls to the fullest extent practicable and require students to return home, despite the hardship this may present. The University will make emergency exceptions on a case by case basis. Those students still registered in Longwood housing were informed this morning and instructed how to make an emergency appeal. Over 90% of Longwood students had already returned home as of last week. Any remaining students are being asked to depart this week.
All students in Longwood housing will have access to their room or unit again at a future date, to be determined, to collect or store belongings.
As of 5:00 p.m. today, Upchurch University Center will also be closed until further notice. Greenwood Library will continue to operate on its current schedule of limited hours.